The way this post is organized may seem a little random, but bear with me.
Let's play "I Spy", and I'll start you off with a really easy one. Can you find all the food storage items that have been taking up a large chunk of my pantry?
I know I'm going to sound OCD when I say this, but it REALLY bugs me when I'm looking at my bookshelf and the little books are pushed clear to the back so you can hardly see they're there, and the big ones are sticking way out in front hiding everything else. If you scoot the little ones forward to line up with the big ones than they look good for the moment, but you know it's just a matter of time until they all get pushed back again and you have to start all over. You can kind of solve this problem by grouping them on the shelf with other books of the same size, but it still just isn't perfect. I was trying to find a way to squeeze a few more books onto my shelf and lamenting the cluttered look of all the books, when the thought came to me that all I needed to do was put something behind the little books so they wouldn't get pushed back. Sounds good right? But what am I supposed to put behind all those books that is the right size and that I'm not going to have to use regularly, necessitating the removal of all my books on a regular basis?
Okay, now for the harder "I Spy". Can you find all the food storage items that have been taking up a large chunk of my pantry?
Now for my favorite pinterest pin, which shows how to roll up grocery bags so they pull out from the center of the roll like wipes. When I saw this I was so excited I actually got up off my lazy bum right then and tried it out. It was AWESOME, definitly the opposite of a pinstrosity!
If you're like me you tend to collect plastic grocery bags. They work great as trash bags in little garbage cans (such as the one in your bathroom), they make great lunch bags, disposable tote bags, packing material, etc... BUT, they take up soooo much space and it's not too long before they start to take over. And, have you ever pulled one out of your stash to use for something and it's got a huge hole in it, or a torn handle, or some other defect? It's so annoying, right? I've started doing this little trick with all my grocery bags, and it's so great. They take up so much less room, and are so handy. I'm not going to post my own tutorial, but the one on the original website is great, so you should check it out. Just so you can see why I love this, here's a few pictures of before and after the process(the dvd case is there as a size reference, not necessarily as an entertainment suggestion):
|Okay, don't judge me for my mountain of bags, this is a couple of months worth.|
|This is the final product. Four rolls of 12 bags each, and a pile of bags that were defective in one way or another and will be taken to be recycled. Look at how much space I'll be saving!|
Anyways, now you've had a little peek into my oh-so-exciting life, and the high levels of nerdiness that I posses.