Sadly, what really started me rolling on this make-over of our hall/linen closet was a scary scooter accident by J. The kind the scrapes both hands and skins a knee and causes blood curdling screams (the ones that let you know your child is actually alright) of “I NEED A BAND AID! NOW! HURRY! I NEED THREE BAND AIDS!” Not a single Band Aid could I find.
Poor Mr. Bump was empty!
Isn’t that the cutest container for our Band Aid stash? Unfortunately, THIS is where he lived:
I think the original idea of the shelf here was about organization.
I, of course, took everything out of these shelves thinking it would be a quick Saturday morning organizing project. I had an idea of what I wanted to do here with the bottom shelf reserved for first aid items, the second shelf for home items (think Scentsy wax squares and candle holders), the third household hand soaps, and the top items filled with items we don’t need as often like sunscreens and insect repellant. Here’s what the shelf looked like yesterday:
We do have a Band-aid!
We ended up buying a giant box of bandages in a quantity too large to fit in the Mr. Bump bin. The box, of course, didn’t fit on this bottom shelf. As you can see, we really aren’t going to run out of pain relief medicines any time soon. Those giant bottles (my husband likes to buy things in bulk. I do not) did not fit in our newly organized medicine cabinet.
Of course, I didn’t stop at those 4 little shelves. What fun would that have been? I tackled this as well:
So it’s a hall/linen/whatever we feel like shoving in there kind of closet!
It turned out to be a rather large job that is still in progress. Here’s how it looked like yesterday:
It looks better but I’m not finished.
I still need to organize our VERY pared down toiletry collection with some labeled bins. When I roll out Part 2, I’ll share a couple more before pictures with you as well as my thoughts on rolling vs. folding. When was the last time you loved on your linen closet? Does it just hold linens or does it hold a menagerie of madness like ours?