In 2012 one of my goals was to invest a little time in decorating my home for holidays and seasons, and I was inspired by the beautiful free wall art printables that I find on blogs and on pinterest. I was also excited to try my hand at decorating the mantles in my home and creating a tablescape in our dining room to reflect the current season. There are so many amazing ideas out there for wreaths, centerpieces, mantel decor, and artwork and so many corresponding tutorials to teach you how to make your own, that I couldn't wait to get started.
But as far as hobbies go… this new one of mine comes along with a lot of stuff. Stuff I use as home decor, stuff I use to hold other stuff, and then of course there is the stuff I buy in order to make more stuff! So I was concerned that my new hobby was going to lead to a clutter problem, especially considering that one of my major accomplishments in 2012 was that I decluttered every closet, cupboard, and corner of my home…. and I wanted to make sure that the supplies for my home decorating hobby were kept neat and organized.
But clearly I was already out of control… because my supplies were looking like this….
It was hard to find what I was looking for, or even knowing what I had. And when I went to the store to buy some new black frames because I couldn't even find the ones I already owed… well, I knew it was time to do something about it.
So I ordered this cool shelving unit from Trinity products and 6 heavy weight plastic bins that I would feel comfortable storing breakable items such as picture frames and glass bottles in. I needed them to be sturdy and portable, so I could carry a bin of glass containers upstairs while I was working on a decorating project and then carry them back downstairs to store them until their next use. (The other cool thing about these bins are that they are collapsible… and can easily be stored away when not in use).
My husband assembled the shelving unit in less than 30 minutes and had it ready and waiting for me to dive in and start organizing. First, I pulled everything off of the shelves of the small unit I was currently using, and I sorted everything into piles based on what the items were…. glass bottles, glass containers, picture frames, candles, vase filler, ribbon, baskets, etc. I then went through each category of items, pulling out the things I felt I would no longer use and putting them into my “items to be donated” pile, I then trashed anything that was no longer in good shape, and finally containerized everything I was keeping.
Of course, I am never satisfied until everything is properly put away and labeled! (I create my pictures in picmonkey to use as my labels, print them out, and then laminate them on my laminator that I picked up at Amazon for less than $20 during the holidays!)
I love it when everything is neat and organized! Now I am ready to tackle some of the craft projects I pinned… namely- some Valentine's wreaths!
Now I know that you'll be wanting one of these beautiful Trinity shelving units of your own… so let me tell you how! And I love my new shelving unit so much I am thinking about buying another one to replace the old one on the right! Luckily for me Trinity has free shipping on all orders in the continental United States AND you save 15% off your entire purchase through February 17, 2013 by using the promo code: CLEVER0113!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.