Hello, My Friends!~~
My studio is located in a corner room in the basement of our house. There is a long hallway to get to the studio and one side of the hallway has shelves where I store most of the vintage materials I use in making Dime Store Chic creations. For years I've kept vintage Christmas ornaments in the original boxes. When I needed a certain color of ornament I would open several boxes in search of the color. Recently the shelves approached something out of "Hoarders". So on Saturday afternoon/evening, I decided to organize the ornaments so finding them would save me time and effort.
It was amazing how many empty ornament boxes went to recycling. I must have hauled five bags upstairs for the recycling bin. Afterwards I was very pleased to see the result:
Boxes on the bottom shelves now store ornaments by color. I pulled these out to show you and after the boxes slid neatly into place. So easy to find what I need now!
Why didn't I do this before? So glad the light bulb finally went on!
Smaller solid color ornaments are stored in an IKEA drawer thingy at the end of the shelves, by color of course. Fancy ornaments are safely stored in original ornament boxes and are on the shelves according to size and style.
The searching for what I need is no longer daunting and I am thrilled to have this finally done. It took me about 5 hours, lots of hauling recycling and trash, and many glasses of cold sparkling water. So very worth it!
Thanks for your visit! Come again!~~~XXOO, Beth