The weather was warm, sunny, and perfect yesterday. See how it began?
I started setting an Easter table in our breakfast area but had to leave it unfinished due to a baseball game between my team and HH’s team in a city over two hours’ drive from here.
I had a choice. Watch my team get beat (which didn’t happen, they won!) out in the balmy weather with my two favorite guys (Fun Son met us at the game) or shopping. Hmm….
Shopping is such good therapy, rain or shine.
I found a couple of gifts at HomeGoods and could have bought out the entire tabletop section! Time was on HH’s side…quick decisions make for a lighter shopping cart. (HH says, “Whew!” )
Finally getting to the subject today, I want to share a storage idea. Are you searching for more storage spaces in your house?
Remember I moved the antique sewing machine to the entry hall? When I removed the drawers from my Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let us Sew! tablescape, I had a eureka moment to use the drawers for table decor storage.
I needed a good place for a few sets of flatware and silverware. I saw a drawer filled with silverware on Pinterest and pinned it to my Old Drawers Repurposed Pinterest board. It’s a wonderful serving idea for a dinner or party.
I thought it would be nice to leave my flatware in the sewing machine cabinet permanently. I cleaned out the drawers and lined them with a few of the bazillions of small doilies remaining in my stash.
Filling the drawers with flatware worked very well.
It was so handy in the entry hall…only a short distance from the dining room and kitchen.
I then decided to change everything around. Aren’t I savvy?
I moved the flatware to two silver chests PAM gave me out of her attic. I wanted to redo them but decided to use them now. Don’t worry. I cleaned them really well first. 🙂
Napkin rings are now occupying the sewing machine drawers, which freed up space elsewhere.
Don’t be shy about it. Move things around until you find their best home.
The only constant in organization is the constant change in finding the most efficient location for things.
By the way, I almost bought another set of flatware and two sets of napkin rings at HomeGoods. Then I remembered the challenge of storage, the sin of hording, and the wastefulness of buying things I can’t really justify. Conviction to do the right thing is a blessing from God.
Did you spend time re-organizing your home during winter? Do you have organization projects you’d like to get done?
You’d better hurry…spring projects await. 🙂