Friday, September 18, 2009

Storage solutions

Most of you have been in my house and know the lay out of my kitchen area. Since living here, I haven't found a good storage solution for our mail, papers, junk that you come home with, etc. We have that big island-like counter where all the stuff collects and it drives me crazy! I've tried baskets to just throw everything in. I've tried sorting everything before I got to bed or right after I wake up but it seems as though it's just never tidy. I've even shoved everything in a drawer and pretended it wasn't there. (but it bothered me because I knew it was :) So I would love some suggestions on what you all do and if you've found a system that works. I'm limited because our kitchen is small. There's very little counter space. Can't wait to hear some of your ideas!


Amy Q. said...

I don't know if it'll work for you, but we use the ever fashionable crates with hanging files. Jeff's a bit OCD when it comes to tidiness (good thing one of us is! = ) ) and he couldn't stand all the papers being around. So now when we get mail it either gets thrown out, filed, or put into a "burn" file for later. You can get some fun colors, or just find a basket along the same lines that'll fit the files. =) I hope you're able to find something!

Anonymous said...

IKEA!!! ;)

That's what I think about when I think of storage solutions!!

sandi xoxo

Natalie said...

I'll go with you to IKEA and be inspired along with you if you need a buddy and two noisy kids to accompany you.

Heidi said...

Something like these wall pockets might be cute:

I'm wanting to get some myself! :O)