Well, I finally did it. I jumped on the bandwagon of Pinterest. Earlier this year another CommonGround volunteer sent me an invite and told me how amazing it was. I finally logged in about a month ago..and let me tell you. I totally get sucked into Pinterest world every night around 10PM, for at least 30 minutes.
This time of year tends to be slow for farmwives here at our farm. Yes, we have lots of bookwork to finish up before the year’s end…but we also don’t have our husband’s calling us non stop like September through November. This time of year has given me the chance to try out some Pinterest projects.
I have made a few ornaments as gifts, but have really been sucked into the organizing portions of Pinterest. I love that people are sharing their ideas!
I am absolutely notorious for piling. Piling on my long beautiful counter tops, until I finally remember to return piles. These piles tend to be three specific piles. One pile of things that need to go to town. One pile of things that need to go to the farm. And a last pile of things that need to be returned to either my Mother in law or Sister in law. These piles tend to grow in size until I convince myself to pack it all into my pick up and start my deliveries.
A few weeks ago I found this great idea on Pinterest about using banker boxes for items labeled as donate, gifts, deliver, and library.
I LOVED this so much, but realized right away that some of these things weren’t for me. Library books are sporadic, donations are always too big, and I always have too many gifts to fit in that box. Plus, I knew banker boxes were not going to hold up to me constantly opening them. So, I began the search for the perfect solution to my problem.
After looking at every home store I finally came up with my own version. I pestered my husband to add some more shelving in my hall closet from the garage and I used baskets I was already using in the closet. These shelves took him approximately 20 minutes at the most, with scrap lumber from our shed, that matches pretty close to the closet system we already have.
I then added my own little touch with pictures I love printed on card stock, laminated, hole punched, and tied on.
And as you can see I have already transferred my piles into the baskets! Well, minus the jar of mayonnaise that needs to go back to my Sister in law (I thought that would be best left in the refrigerator). Go Me!