Monday, September 14, 2009

On Storage

As I have mentioned (like a million times now) I finally managed to find a place to live and have now settled into my new residence. A campus residence hall squatter no more, now comes the part of having a new place people either love or hate -- settling in.

Personally, I love it. I love trying to figure out the most efficient ways to use space, to store things, the best furniture to fit the space, etc. My current bathroom, though cavernous, does not have a good place to store towels and my, frankly, overabundance of skin and hair care products. (Seriously -- when did I become this girl?) But it did have this little closet right outside the bathroom door. Now this closet, as you can see below, is a skinny little thing, and the shelves are triangular. Really not useful for towels, etc. The laundry room has separate storage, I've got an entry way closet, lots of pantry space in the kitchen, and a giant walk-in closet in the bedroom. The closet has built in shelves, so I can't use it to store my ridiculous amounts of gift wrap. (I know some of you were thinking that was the answer.)

So what is a girl to do with such a tiny little space that really isn't good for much except rather small objects?

Use it as a perfume closet, of course!

Yep. That's right. Girlfriend has a closet JUST FOR PERFUME. Keep bottles in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight? Check, check, check. The only thing I don't like about it is that all those pretty bottles are stored in a place you can't naturally see them. Still, the contents are protected, and that's what is most important. It's not the glass case with revolving stands and built in lighting with a dust cover Angela and I used to dream about on work breaks, but its a start.

So that takes care of the bottle storage. Now if I could just work out a good storage system for my samples. Ammunition boxes seem to be a favorite choice, but I just can't get myself to walk into a guns & ammo store with a box of samples of perfume and ask. So if I may ask, how do you store your samples?

1 comment:

sheribomb said...

In your next apartment (or home) you will wish you had a perfume closet :)

I used to have a shoe closet. With sliding doors and shelves that housed all my shoes in little tupperware containers with polaraids of the goodies they contained. Each one organized on a shelf with similar styles.

Now they're just in my closet with my clothes and such. No longer a proud display of years collecting and organizing...