This post is dedicated to my friend Lorraine who loved an idea I posted on Facebook. It got pushed to the back burner this week as the result of my eyes, but I wanted to keep my promise and finish it, so here goes.
One of the most frustrating aspects, for me personally (besides my eye problems) is my inability to remember things. I have tried so many things with most of them turning out to be colossal failures.
However, as someone who is innately gifted with a natural ability to organize, I used that to my advantage and came up with four different ways to use products in different ways to meet my own personal needs.
I love, love, love over-the-door shoe bags. I cannot say enough good things about them! Did you know you can now get them in almost any color your desire, even in patterns such as toile! These bags are so versatile it is not even funny. If there is a door, I use them. Here is two examples of the two I recently purchased and what I used them for.
I love using these in the bathroom. In this apartment, my bathroom is super small with hardly any storage at all. On top of that, I have no linen closet so I have to use the small closet above the toilet for towels and whatnot. So this was my solution.
All my products, nightly herbs, first aid kits, lotions, q-tips, cotton rounds, hair clips, hair products, body products, pedicure/manicure products and anything else I would store in the bathroom for my personal hygiene goes in the pockets.
I chose black becauseall my granite counters (as you can see to the right of the photo) are all black. I also chose clear pockets so I could see what was in each of the pockets without the need to label them, or God forbid, remember which pocket I had put them in.
In addition, the items I use the most, go in the middle three rows so I don’t have to bend over or reach up very often!
Here is a close up of how the pockets look with my personals in them. Besides the fact that I can see my stuff and I don’t have to remember where in the world I put them, I also don’t have to put them away neatly, if you will. I just throw them in the pocket that has become their home, and voila, I am done.
For those with MCS, this bag – amazingly – had no odor whatsoever! No off-gasing, nothing.
The absolute best thing about these bags, however, is that they utilize wasted or underutilized space. Who would think to hide their stuff behind a door? And the best part is this is what you see when you close the door.
I purchased two of these this time from Amazaon.com with the intent to purchase two more. (You can find them here ) The second one I purchased is being used in my laundry closet. I have no room for anything so this works out wonderfully. In addition, I no longer have to bend over to get the products off the floor or go to the kitchen and get them everytime I do laundry. And again, I can see what I need easily. Love that!
I love, love, love this thing for so many reasons I would drive you crazy if I explained them all! I have never been able to find a caddy to go over the shower head that doesn’t fall off, slip, bend, stain, or whatever. Until I found this one. It is amazing. It lays perfectly straight, is very strong, and cleans up with a quick rinse.
I was concerned with the it being white because my shampoos are dark colored as I use organic hair care products and I thought they might stain. However, after spilling some of my products on the caddy, I simply rinsed it out. No problem.