Last week, for my Works for Me Wednesday tip, I talked about the use of my collection of canvas bags when grocery shopping. In lieu of amassing hundreds of plastic bags.
And a few of you lamented the loss of the plastic bag, because of creative uses. Such as for the collection of pet feces.
I pause to shudder. Because, people, when you bend over to pick up the offending feces, you’ve got to feel that it’s warm. Even through the plastic.
And that’s all I can think about whenever I see someone walking their pet. Especially those enormous dogs. The kind you can ride.
I’m afraid in that instance, I’d just bring along a shovel and bury it. The poop. Not the dog.
And now I’ve digressed so far into the gutter I may never find my way out.
Yet, I press on.
A few more of you loved the canvas bag idea, and even have a collection of your own. But always forget them when heading out to the store.
I have to say that a number of brilliant commenters actually store their canvas bags in their car. I am humbled to be in your presence.
I wanted to talk today about my own little solution.
I bought a storage unit that holds those pretty canvas drawers. Because I was tired of everyone leaving their junk laying around on the counter, kitchen table, or the floor.
I assigned each person a drawer. Emme’s drawer is blue, and she stores her purse, Sunday School Bible, and anything she wants to hide from her sister.
Cailey selected the zebra print, and her drawer holds her Sunday School Bible, and an extra backpack. She also squirrels away treasures that she doesn’t want her sister to find.
Apparently, I’m the only one privy to this use of the drawer.
Jensen’s drawer contains his backpack, filled with cars, and a change of clothes. Because you never know when a change might be in order due to a fashion whim. Or when one pees one’s pants. Hypothetically speaking.
My drawer is hot pink. Which needs not be explained. I store my purse inside. And inside of my purse are my keys, wallet, camera, and tampons. In case I need a book mark.
If you are tracking with me, these are all items that we need to grab when we’re running out the door.
Fiddledaddy declined a drawer. He felt it too predictable. Knowing where your keys, wallet, and phone were at all times. It’s altogether so much more fun to play hide and seek. Whatever.
This left me with two extra drawers, if you’re doing the math. One drawer is devoted to my stash of canvas bags. That way, I grab them at the same time I’m going for my purse. And I never ever forget my purse.
The last drawer is for anything library in nature. I have one large canvas bag used to haul books back and forth. I also store old magazines in the drawer, to take to the library for the free magazine swap table.
And the basket that sits atop the whole thing is the library basket. Filled only with library books. So the library books do not intermingle with the personal books. Because that would be just wrong.
That is my organizing tip of the day. But in the interest of full disclosure, please know that if you were to open a closet, you would be killed upon impact.