|I do not know the artist of this but how true! |
Or it means you have a cleaning lady!
One of the main things on the honey-do-list was the bed! That got done finally on Sunday morning after I made him breakfast and he had his coffee. We had to take apart the bed in order to paint the bedroom and get it out of the way. He was able to put together the bed but the slats under the bed just were not screwed back in and it was a mess. They kept shifting for a month and it was a pain. So the bed was fix but not before I released the dust bunnies into the wild (the trash) and I did a nice full dusting of the bed. Now the bed is ready for the show off of the new pillow case and the duvet covers.
|West Elm's feather gray and white stripe duvet and standard pillow.|
|Euro Sham in feather gray and white stripe|
|Euro sham in sol stripe in golden gate.|
|The ultimate duvet and sheet set from west Elm.|
|My new duvet cover and pillow cases.|
|My new linens with view of my bedside table|
|Pictures from my wedding day, A personalized Kindle Cover done |
by some one Etsy and Monogramed Acrylic glasses.
|My new water pitcher unfortunately my personalized Mark and Graham Acrylic tray I ordered arrived with the glasses EXCEPT they did not spell my last name correctly! They left off the T and then the trays went on back order!|
I just wanted so badly to be "Lady Fancy"-- to be continued I guess!
|Mark & Graham Acrylic Glasses|
|Utility Griper mine is in white|
|Utility Griper so you can see the how it is used and red dust pan/etc.|
|6-peg ash rack and red dust pan|
|Casabella two piece bucket and storage caddy.|
|Simple Human's plastic bag holder.|
I ordered via eBay four Swivel Store-Spice rack which is perfect for my small spaces. I actually already have three in the kitchen but I ordered them for medication, first aid kit and those small travel sized toiletries. The paper tape I am not so excited about but it is good until I can get something better. I got a really good buy on them! I got four for $27.98 (or $6.99 each) with free shipping because they were out of their boxes and the store displays. Since I am using them outside of the cardboard box I was more than happy to save! The retail price is $19.99 each so I saved $51.98 by buying on eBay. That is my golden rule make a list of must haves and then check around for the best price. Most often the best price is on eBay! But not always the best deal is on eBay, so you have to be a savvy consumer and do your research!
|Swivel-Store Spice Rack|
|My organized shelf with the 4 Swivel store-Spice Racks in my storage/utility|
closet. This allowed room for my dog's medications
|Action shot of the Swivel Store-Spice rack.|
The bathroom and the hallway is our next project to tackle. Since we are taking down the towel bar with the make-shift "medicine cabinet" shelf it was important to get easy to get to storage. I tried multiple shoe boxes but they are bulking and do not look good. My husband kept buying multiples of items we already had and then we could not see what we needed to purchase.
While organizing my toiletries, first aid items and medications I realized what I need to purchase,what I do not need and what items were out of date. I also had no room before to put my dog's medications on the shelf and it was getting to be a pain to have it in the kitchen. Now I have room for my toiletries, my utility items and my medications. More importantly I can get to the items so much quicker and easier.
While I was cleaning and organizing I notice that my husband was trying to put his camping pots/pans and etc on the shelves but that is not something I want to see every day. So I ordered some Mesh bags for his camping pots/pans so that whatever weather he is in the debris does not have to come back with him. Then he can put it in his closet for the occasional hike/camping trip. I also got him something to keep his utensils in. This is so that his utensils will not fall through the mesh bags/causing it to rip and also it allow them to stay cleaner on a hiking/camping adventure. I also got new laundry bags since a couple ones that I tried did not work out and we have been mostly using one as the workhorse.
|BSN Heavy-Duty Mesh Equipment Bag (Blue)|
|Coghlans Waterproof Vinyl Pouch, 10.5-Inch|
|Trademark Home Heavy Duty Jumbo Sized Nylon Laundry Bag, Black|
|Washing Machine Hamper|
|Polder's Chrome mini step stool|
|Polder's Chrome mini step stool closed.|
|Stacking recycle bins in large and small.|
I also got four great storage bags for the bedroom which are fun but they help organize and hide the clutter. I got three with the saying "Great Big Bag of Stuff" and one that says "Random Crap" from Burke Decor for about $2.50 but they are no longer available there for that price. They are available for $7.00 each now and on another site ASOS for $9.50. They are laminated paper or something like that but they do well for just storage on a shelf. For $2.50 it was worth trying them out and if they rip they owe me nothing! They would be great for linen and bedding when not in use because they are pretty big they are 22.4 inches x 20 inches. The first one of these bags I put my christmas Ornaments and Christmas decorations in it. The second one I put the fake Christmas tree in. The third one I put in two different types of cupcake carriers (that I do not use often) and other travel containers. I still have one bag that I have not filled but I am sure by the time I am done organizing it will be full!
|Big Bag of Stuff!|
|A pair of boot shapers with hangers. Tempted by the pink but for the long run I should get the white.|
|These do not have a hangers but they are also good for lower boots.|
|I cannot decide if I want a pop of color or go with the gray. This is to go under my night stand.|
|I wish that they made this so that it would fit on my new shelves! |
So cute! Maybe I will get them for my living room bookshelf?
|I hate cleaning out my fridge but after I do this might be a better way to keep clean!|
|Where was this when I wanted to make my own First Aid Kit?|
|Not sure what I am going to use this for but I like it. Maybe for cleaning rags, etc.|
|A handsome lint brush.|
|This must be the whole obsession with Downton Abbey. Nice feather duster though!|
|I have got to keep clean all the new curtains that we have installed!|
|For the kitchen. When you cook with garlic or other stinky food you wash this stainless steel bar as if you are washing with a bar of soap. Magically your hands smell cleaner or actually it is chemistry that does it.|
|Stainless steel cleaner mitt that only needs water added.|
|To get rid of stains to be used with the below brush.|
|This is to be used with the soap above for laundry.|
|To remove all those annoying pills from your sweater!|