I'm not sure why I keep all those little knick-knacks that I no longer use and just how many planters, statues and etc. does anyone need in the first place. Wall space in my home is at a premium, our house has tons of windows, so why do I have so many pictures and placques.
First thing I did was pull all those bins out and go through them. Now don't look at this so shocked, (ok it really is a mess).
As I emptied up bins and boxes, hubby repacked some of our leftover Christmas decor. It's all nice and neat in bins now. I had the trunk to the car open so I could put my purged items in as I went. I was serious about cleaning this mess up.
No I don't have any fancy storage, just a small rack and an old press-board cupboard. (those bins use to sit in front of this rack and you couldn't find anything, the rack was full and so were the bins.)
I started with this rack first, cleaned it off and washed it down. As you can see, I have a ton of faux flowers and a lot of floral containers. I have to admit that I also hoard candlesticks and trays. Now these are the things I use most often, so I put them all on this rack. More seasonal stuff is in the press-board cupboard.
I also emptied this cupboard and purged tons of stuff out of it. Now it is filled with mostly seasonal things for fall and some seldom used accessories.
I gave the top a good cleaning too. Great place to store my carpenters toolbox a wheat wreath and some oil lamps. (We use those on the patio sometimes.) I like to be able to get to my double beverage server too, I use that all the time for entertaining.
A little dust broom, furnace filters and a small shop vac all nice and neat.
It doesn't have to be fancy to work. This is so nice to be able to walk out and see what I have when I want to change things up and you know I do that all the time.
Do you have some fabulous built in storage or a makeshift setup like me? Some day some custom storage cupboards all along this wall would be great, but for now this works just fine.
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