Stuck in a rut

By August 31, 2015February 4th, 2016Weekly Tip

It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut in life. It’s even easier to get in a rut with items around your house. Where you have something now may not be the best place for it, or the best way to utilize that space. (Personal example in 3… 2… 1…) In my room I have a small dresser type thing that holds 3 different basket drawers, one on top of the other. The top 2 baskets are the same size and the bottom basket is about twice the size of the other 2. I had my hair products and utensils in the bottom basket because that’s where it was convenient to put them when I moved in to the room. And I just never thought to change them up…. until now.

Earlier this past week I received a box of stuff from my mom that needed a home. This caused me to reevaluate my bedroom situation (I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m also a live in nanny so I just have a bedroom plus some space for storage in the basement). I looked at the basket dresser thing and knew it was my only option. In the top basket I had a bunch of scarves, wraps, elastic headbands and turbans that I don’t REALLY wear that much. And in the bottom, as mentioned above, I had hair products/utensils. So I decided to take those out and see if the contents in the “hair” basket could be dumped in the “scarf” basket. Guess what, they could! And I was able to sort through the wraps, scarves, headbands and turbans to weed out the ones I no longer wanted (yay for purging!). The ones I still sometimes wear were able to fit in the new top level “hair” basket and other ones that I wanted to keep (my grandma’s) have been put in a storage bin in the basement for future use. And the large bottom basket has become home to the contents of the box my mom sent.

So, don’t let yourself get in a rut with your drawers. Sometimes it’s fun to change things up and you might even come up with a better way to use the space. And even more importantly, it’ll cause you to look at everything you have in that drawer and think “Do I really need this?”. So go find a few drawers in your house and see what you can do.

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