Getting Organized with IkeaThursday, July 08, 2010
Now that I am on summer vacation, I feel an overwhelming desire to bring some order to the chaos that is my home. I have several areas in the house designated to store random things or hide piles of unorganized miscellaneous items before guests arrive. It's now taken on a life of it's own, just like the tiny shadow that grows into an enormous monster in Robert Munsch's The Dark.
Enough is enough, I told myself. It's time to stop procrastinating and get off my lazy arse. So off to Ikea I went with my eldest in tow. I haven't been there in about a year so I mainly went to gather ideas but I did pick up a Skubb organizer with two large stylish Mälla boxes and a couple of smaller ones in a 2-pack. Here's a tip for storing your family footwear: you can store adult shoes in the big boxes and kid shoes in the smaller ones. I put the kids' shoes on the lower tiers so the kids can help themselves. I also bought two matching boxes with lids to place on the shelf above, one for summer hats and caps, the other for winter items. It came to about $70 in total but I really love how it looks. Not too shabby, eh?