I have been organizing like nuts! All of the little boxes and caddies that fit so perfectly in the old house don’t seem fit for the new house. I decided to go old school on rearranging my little ditties (at least for the time being). By “old school” I mean using shelves and drawers without spacers or pretty boxes. Coming from ME, captain organizer and master/commander of backup plans, this is pretty radical… but I digress.
Now that I have said “no” to all of my containers, there isn’t much left to give my spaces spunk.
So I decided to take it back even OLDER school (yeah, I make up things like that all of time time.). Shelf liner. I know everyone knows what it is, but many people don’t use it. I only used it in the kitchen for the longest time because, honestly, it’s $2 for maybe 3 yards of the cushy stuff and it’s hard to find any cute prints that aren’t cushy.
But I found a way around it– wrapping paper. I’m sure you have heard before, “High quality wrapping paper makes great shelf liner.” But if you’re going to buy high quality wrapping paper then you might as well just shell out that same amount for cushy shelf paper. The thing of it is though, it doesn’t have to be high quality.
We all know about Target. (Right?) You know the trap they set for you right when you walk in and you can get a pair of Valentine’s Day socks or a lunchbox for only $1? Well you can usually get wrapping paper there too. $1 for about 10 feet of wrapping paper is killer, and you can use it on more than one room. OR even better, you have enough money to buy more than one design and switch it up in every room.
So far I have no complaints. And for everyone who has received a gift from me in the past couple weeks; I didn’t just give you: (1) a tea set (2) an autographed baseball (3) a crazy, unknown item at Bed Bath and Beyond that was on your registry to I just bought it; I ALSO got you shelf paper, so (1) Congratulations (2) I’m thinking of you (3) Have fun on your honeymoon.