On Saturday, Eric and I spent a large chunk of the day completing most of our spring cleaning. As I was putting things away in their proper places, I realized that many of the proper places around our house probably would be considered a little odd to some people.
Our storage and organization habits are certainly a little creative. There are two reasons for this:
- We live in a small house. A small house necessitates creativity. Sometimes we keep things where we keep them because, quite simply, it's the only place they'll fit. We are fortunate to have an attic, but we lack a basement and a garage. So we do what we can and what we must. Our stroller is stored in our minivan because it fits there and doesn't take up any room in the house. When we go for a walk, I just take it out from its proper place. The kids school materials are stored in a display cabinet and on top of my bedroom dresser. Our coat closet houses the 3 youngest's hanging clothes, shoes, toys, bike helmets, board games and every one's hats, scarves and gloves. It may be full to bursting, but it works.
- I like doing whatever I can to make my job easier. The kids pajamas are stored in a drawer in my dresser so that I can just grab them at bedtime, instead of pulling our their under-the-bed drawers. And the kids socks are stored in a shoe box on top of the dryer. They're less likely to get lost in the shuffle of clothes and they're easier to grab when we head out the door. Our washing machine doubles as our hamper. Dirty clothes go straight into the machine. When it's full, I run it.
Any other organizing rebels out there?
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