(click here for full scoop on that project),I know that the cosmetic change is so great that no one will guess the functional one- so I will just spill the beans. Prior to the makeover, the washer and dryer were roughly centered in the space- with a small amount of space on either side of each machine. All of this space was pretty much un-usable because we're talking a few inches here, and a few more inches over there. I was attempting to store things like wrapping paper, mops, and brooms in those meager inches- but it wasn't really working out.
Well, math wizards, it turns out that if I added up all of the unused space and put it together in ONE place, it was a decent enough chunk of space that I could actually use it. So I slid the washer and dryer as far as they would go to the left and pushed them close enough together that hopefully I could no longer lose baby socks in between them.
So why am I telling you this now, a year later?
Because over the course of the last year- my neat little area to the side of the dryer turned into a place to stash all of this:
To be fair, this junk was housed in a box, and this is the picture that I took after I dumped out the box. When it was inside the closet, the box itself looked more like this:
Like many things, I tend to
Anyway, I can spare you all the step by step details, because basically I just sorted through them, tossing out the ones that weren't in good enough shape to re gift in the first place. Then I made a "bag full of bags" for Christmas, and a separate one for Birthdays.
The end result:
It's the little things like this that make me so happy.