Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cheap Organizing

I have always been organized. I believe I came out of the womb this way. Through the years and especially since I met Trevor, I have become more lax and not so anal about everything being so neat.

A few months back I spotted this red vintage train case at Value Village for $3.99. It was super clean and in mint condition, so I scooped it up. I have always wanted a vintage train case and the colour red could not have been more perfect.

But over time, the beloved case became a mess of product that I could not make sense of...





With the aid of 4 plastic storage containers and a zippered make-up bag from the dollar store, I made the case more organized. Two long containers sit on the bottom, two square containers sit on top of those and there is space to the right for taller items. I poked holes in the make-up bag and tied it to the underside of the lid. This is perfect for q-tips and make-up sponges/pads that you want to keep super clean.


Now off to organize my husband's closet. And I'll probably post on this too. It's super nasty!
Cheers!
a

2 comments:

Modern Crush said...

Oh my gosh Amy - what you just described is exactly me! I was sooo organized before I got married and then... I dont know what happened! I think other things are more of a priority in my hear, ie: family time, cooking etc. where before I would just spend my time organizing out of choice. Funny, he went away for a long weekend recently, and in that time I had things so much more organized than usual - my brain was clearer and I could hear my thoughts better. Then he came home and all that went away... Ahh what we do for love!

amy @ switz~art said...

It's true! I am thankful to be rid of my anal retentive ways...partially! Ha, ha!
I do feel a sense of clarity when things have a place, though...