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Chez Larsson

Not Pretty Organizing

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I always strive for pretty organizing. I like to have uniform storage containers and for things to match. At home I can usually achieve it but when I organize for others I need to use what’s on hand. In this case I did a quick fix to my mom’s recycling cabinet. In there she keeps her newspapers, bottles, bulbs and batteries that will eventually go to the recycling station in her area. It was a bit of a mess (sorry mom) so I gave it the quick once over.   That meant I just cleaned the space and used the bins that were already there or ones I could find around the house to sort things out. I took a bunch of stuff to the recycling area right away and reorganized the rest. It’s not very pretty but it is practical. Mom doesn’t know I’ve reorganized it (it sort of became part of the yard work I did) so hopefully it will be a nice surprise for her next time she opens that door.

Not Pretty Organizing

Stay in Place

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This is the little closet door in Wille’s bedroom. The one I wallpapered with the vintage wallpaper we found in the attic.   Inside it was one of few areas till in need of organization. We keep an extra folding bed, bedding for said bed, camping sleeping equipment, a guitar case, a massage seat and some blankets in there. It’s all been a bit of a jumble.    The biggest issue though was that every time you opened the door the folding bed fell forward and pushed everything in front with it. So annoying.   But easily fixed. I simply screwed  cup hooks I on either side of the bed and mattress and held them in place via bungee cords.   Like so. Works perfectly. And yes, I couldn’t help myself and lined the inside of the closet with lining paper and painted everything white. Waste of time for some I’m sure but fulfilling for me. I won’t show you the organized after because frankly there’s not a lot to see. It’s still shock full of stuff so it’s not pretty organizing but at least now stuff stays in place. And no, Wille hasn’t noticedorganizing, vlo the change :).

Stay in Place

Basket on Castors

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I’ve had this basket on the floor in my downstairs wardrobe but the fact that it was kind of scratching the painted floor when filled up and pulled out kind of bothered me.   So again I added castors. I love castors. They keep stuff off the immediate floor and make stuff easy to more around. I’ve used them A LOT in the past. Like here, here, here, here and here but also on Wille’s current armchair and on the coffee table in the den.   So simple. I just drilled holes in the four corners using a drill bit matching the bolts on the castors…   … and screwed the casteors on with nuts on the inside.   Off the floor!   And what’s the basket for? I keep the clothes that are going to be donated to charity in there. It’s really convenient since I get dressed in there, if something doesn’t take my fancy anymore I can put it directly in the basket and wait for the curb side pick up flyer. When I get a flyer saying there’ll be a pick up it’s all ready to go.

Basket on Castors