Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Awhile back I mentioned the big overhaul of my craft room/office space and various other places in my home. The transfer of my material stash from its hiding place under the window seat to the small cubby area in the craft room was involved. It was not pretty. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth transpired but in the end, (oh, I wish it were actually the end) it was worth it. I think.
I am a big believer in 'out of sight, out of mind' and how it is bad if you are talking about consumable things like craft supplies. So whenever possible I like to have any craft materials, or 'to do' projects organized, but kept in view. Seeing all the material after it had been stashed away brought to mind many projects that had disappeared into the back of my brain. So it was fun in that respect. And obviously, from this picture you can see that blue jeans were among the great material migration of 2010.
I have a small bathroom that is shared by everyone in the family. It can be interesting to say the least. But one of my main issues was that I had no perfect place to store our toothbrushes except on shelves that were situated over the toilet. Yes. Ewww... And I am a germ person. I really, really hate it when someone else's toothbrush touches mine. Hate. It. Once, my husband even started laughing and saying something like, "You know you've been married a long time when you can accidently brush your teeth with your wife's toothbrush and it doesn't bother you." I was like, "Wow. I used to love you." And divorced him. The end...
No. But I threw that toothbrush out. Germ. Issues. So the over the toilet toothbrush storage was always bugging me and so I was always trying to work out a way for more storage in my bathroom.
I saw all the jeans and had an idea to use the pockets for the toothbrushes as they are flat enough to use behind the door that swings into the room. The door doesn't actually hit the pockets, but it would have hit a shelf or anything that stuck out too far, which had previously limited the use of that wall for storage. Now I am happy to report the toothbrushes live about as far away from the toilet as possible in the tiny room.
I cut out the pockets and sewed around them so they'd be strong enough to throw in the wash when needed. I then got fancy and sewed the little name tags on the front which probably won't survive being machine washed, but that is no big deal. When the time comes I'll make new name tags if need be. Then, I put those little hooks that stick on the wall and hung the little toothbrush pockets.
The pockets have been a hit with the family. The kiddos can take their pockets down easily so they can reach their little toothpastes inside (to each his own germs I say). And yes, my dog has her own toothbrush pocket, with her own poultry flavored toothpaste. Mmmm... chickeny fresh! While she probably wouldn't mind her toothbrush being stored over the toilet, the sixth pocket makes everything nice and even.
Hey, it is the middle of February already! Woohoo! This time next month the blogs will all be filled with garden planning and fun spring stuff like that. Sometimes the whole time flying by thing feels like a good thing. Have a great week everyone!