With all my parties and creations, I am often asked "Where on earth do you store all of the
stuff treasures?". Well, I have a system and it starts with my Label Maker!
This was a birthday gift from my friends several years ago. One of the best gifts ever! Would you believe over the years I have received a 10' ladder, tool box, cordless screwdriver, Swiffer sweeper and more, as Birthday/Christmas gifts? I guess I'm a girly girl with tools, however, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, if you know what I mean.
On to my Storage Room/Home Gym.
These are the three storage units I purchased at Sam's Club several years ago. Yep, I even hauled them home and unloaded them myself, by pushing them out of the truck with my feet. Where there's a will there's a way, right? The insides are filled with dishes, lots and lots of dishes, serving trays, and more serving trays. The top of the storage units are bins filled with party stuff, each labeled with the contents.
After you see this photo, you might start to feel sorry for me again.
Most people may watch T.V. while they work out, no, not me. I look at two water heaters and drawers full of Christmas Cookie Cutters, all sorted out according to theme. During the holidays, I bring up the three sets of drawers and put them in my pantry, so I don't have to run up and down to gather cutters.
Please don't feel sorry for me, because I also have this to look at...
Yes, these are more cookie cutters, labeled and alphabetized. And full to the brim. Why is it then that I always seem to need a new shape? And if those cutters are not enough to keep me entertained while working out, this is...
More drawers filled with party stuff and labeled. Seriously it's pure entertainment.
I'll pull open a drawer or two and plan the day.
Now on to the BIG BINS...I'm talking major storage here people~
Walking into another small room off the Storage Room/Home Gym, you'll find more bins filled with party stuff, which I am able to see at a glance the precious contents it holds. The walls are lined up to the top, as far as I could go with clear bins.
In the corner, I added the deep storage bins...
Placing the ones I rarely use, in the back corner.
Over on the other side of the room are bins holding current holiday supplies...
And in between both walls is the step ladder so any storage bin is at my fingertips.
Now you can see how narrow this room actually is. I call this my weight room because the bins are sometimes quite heavy and lifting them is a real work out.
And yes, all the bins need to be matching...the size, the lid and most important the color. White. Once these bins are discontinued, I could possibly go into a deep depression. Until then, I'm a happy camper, full to the brim with BINS!
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Color your world with WHITE!