The ONE Product That Keeps Our House Organized
Yep, you read that right. Just ONE THING helps keep the clutter in our home at bay. Now let me also follow that up with a little disclaimer - we do still have plenty of messes and clutter in our home (who doesn't?), but my personal pet peeve are the little things lying around that you just have no clue what to do with and can't find a home for. You know those things I'm talking about? Tape dispensers. Scissors. Safety pins. Extra dog leashes. Batteries. The list goes on and on.
Oh, and then you know how annoying it is when you can't find two AA batteries to save your life because you have no idea where you put them, so you buy more at the store, only to find an economy-size box of AA batteries as soon as you get home? Drives. Me. Bananas. That's where this one product comes into play and will save you money and trips to the store for duplicate items forever!
A canvas shoe tote.
That's right, folks. Who knew a canvas shoe tote could be so brilliant? I have to admit, this was not originally my idea. My husband and I were visiting friends of ours and my husband needed a pair of scissors and they told him to check behind the pantry door - and there it was in all it's glorified brilliance. A canvas shoe tote filled with all of those little knick knacks you'll ever need. We keep ours behind our bedroom door, and you could actually get multiples if you wanted to keep one in a guest bedroom for guest toiletries and items they may forget, too!
We have a lot of little knick knacks in our house, and it's such a breath of fresh air to now know exactly where those things are, and that they have a proper home (my rule of thumb is, if it fits in a shoe compartment in the tote, that's it's new home). We haven't even filled ours halfway up yet, either!
So if you ever come to our house and need AA batteries, AAA batteries, Scotch tape, packing tape, scissors, safety pins, glue, an extra phone or laptop cord, a dog collar, miniature lightbulbs, a new phone case, pens and pencils, paintbrushes, or miniature wrenches...just check behind the master bedroom door.