When Zach put an end to Mount Linen, I giddily tackled the floor space and three shelves of toiletries below it.
The plastic drawers were great but a few were nearly empty. The floor beside our donation bin was not being used to its full potential. And while the bottom shelf looks fine in the “before” photo, without a camera flash it was a dark hole where products went to expire.
My goal was to free up the floor space and bottom shelf to hold bulk purchases. Sure enough, after sorting and tweaking, I was left with plenty of room for Costco:
Sometimes the most satisfying projects involve no surprise twists and produce the least exciting Before & After photos. If these shots were people, they’d be the characters on Klaus’ favourite sitcom about a neat-freak living with an ever bigger neat-freak. (Video clip contains partial nudity.)
Please humour me while I chat about the invisible improvement.
These two shelves now act as an extension of our bathroom:
We have a pedestal sink (read: no counter, no cupboard), so here we keep the things we don’t use every day, like extra hair clips and bobby pins. Zach really appreciates having these handy.
Our medicine and vitamins also live here, which works well because I’ve heard that pills shouldn’t be stored in the bathroom anyway. And it’s nice to have a place to toss the goodies we bring home from the dentist, for our semi-annual flossing ritual.
The floor and bottom shelf now hold our bulk purchases and “refills.”
When I see my favourite shampoo on sale, I stock up, stash it somewhere in the apartment, and forget about it. Now I will know where it is.
This closet was a fun little project to end the year. For the next few weeks, Zach and I are off to enjoy Christmas and his sister’s wedding.
May your days be merry and bright, and a very Happy Christmas to you and yours.