Challenge Reveal Friday: Toiletry Storage
Even the organized have their shameful moments! And then there were items suddenly going missing, sliding out of the baskets into the dark abyss behind them. I just was not happy with my current organization. At all.
I knew I wanted baskets, but felt as if they would need lids, as the piles of items seemed distracting. The construction of a lid would also allow stacking of the baskets, which would free up space to add our extra bathroom towels. I had a few options to choose from at home, but felt that the appearance of these baskets were dark in color for such a small space. I wanted something to pop. So off I went to Ikea with high hopes of finding the perfect (and inexpensive) solution to my problem. And that I did!
I started off with the 3 Pluggis boxes that come with lids, added a divider in one box with the Hofta dividers, which did not work as well as I expected, but serves it purpose and was an expensive solution.
I then proceeded to fill the boxes keeping like items together for easy retrieval.
The popped on the lids. I was so thrilled about how sleek they looked now as opposed to before. But how was I going to know the contents of each box?
So I added a label and used my much loved Martha Stewart bookplate, naming the contents of each container.
I also decanted my qtips, cotton balls, and cough drops. I love look of the glass jars versus the unattractive retail packaging.
I was so far super happy with my progress on not only improving the function of my storage, but also its appearance. But what about those boring white cabinets? I started to think the new boxes would get lost in all of the white.
I remembered that I had purchased a roll of Duck Tape peel & stick laminate to use in a future project. It was just what I needed to add a bit of pattern and color to such a sterile space.