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Thursday, April 12, 2012
My Basket System
Along with trying to make the outside work easier....I've been doing the same inside. Clearing away the clutter that gathered this winter. We are mostly alone here with few visits from family and friends...so we sort of let things be in the most convenient places. Stacks of books, pots and pans left on the stove after washing, desks get cluttered etc. I want to remove many things, so that housework is easier on me this summer. Finding cupboard space is limited, so I have resorted to using baskets. I have a basket for everything it seems. My handiwork, knitting, sewing machine attachments, Church things, magazines, tools for the grill on the deck, cleaning products under the sink, produce on counter top, favorite used everyday cookbooks, and even potatoes and onions...that I used to keep downstairs, are kept in baskets. I just stack these in all the rooms and when I need something, I can just pull out a basket and things are all in there. I collect gardening magazines...I went to the $ store and bought plastic holders for magazines. I have 4 right next to my computer...handy for looking something up.
I would be interested in hearing how you handle the clutter in your homes. Do you use the basket system? Summer is coming and I don't know about you...I want to be able to enjoy it and spend more time on my porch enjoying my neighborhood and the wildlife that comes to call.
Have a nice afternoon...
After rereading this...it sounds like I live in a house of baskets. They are very attractive baskets and go with the decor in our rooms. They aren't stacked up tall...just a couple here and there. I've seen this done in magazines and thought it looked rather neat. For example, under our coffee table.. on the shelf...there are 3 matching baskets with reading material in them. It's so much neater than having piles of magazines lying everywhere.We have window seats in the bedrooms...they have matching baskets or decorative boxes with things in them. Just needed to clear that up...Balisha