and Works For Me Wednesday at We are That Family!
If you've ever read the flylady you know all about hot spots, otherwise known as those little surface areas that tend to be piled with a new load of junk everyday. The catch all spots that each member of your family adds a few items to everyday until you can no longer see the surface.
My bag? check.
Jellybean's favorite princess sweatshirt? Check.
Boogie's measuring tape? Check.
Gloves? Bible? Pirate hat? Check, check and check, matey!
Nester's post a few days ago inspired me to try to sort out my problem with a simple solution. You may not be able to tell from this photo, but my biggest problem in this area is not all the clutter, It really doesn't take long for me to sort those items back to their original owners. The biggest problem here is this:
There are so many little devices that tend to get charged here and their respective cords tend to hang out and party here long after their devices have been charged. I've wanted to incorporate some kind of charging station in this area for a while. I looked into buying one, but aside from costing more than I'm willing to spend, they all seemed to take up too much real estate on a small counter top like mine. I thought something wall mounted would be perfect, but I didn't have any luck finding a wall-mounted charging station that could accomodate 4 plus devices.
I thought about making something- let's see... it would need to be long enough to store several devices on top, not jut out too far from the wall, and have a hollow space inside to hide the cords. Wait a minute, that sounds a whole lot like something I already own! I had this ledge shelf in my bathroom and it happened to fit the bill perfectly.
I used these to hang it on the tile.
Then I just wound up the cords with twist ties and hid them inside, extended the head and a few inches of each cord on the shelf top and taped each cord in place on the under side of the shelf.
Have you found a new practical use for something around your home? I'd love to hear about it!