Welcome to the 164th Metamorphosis Monday!
Greetings! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Last Friday I met a friend for lunch in Atlanta. We lunched in a restaurant by the name of Osteria del Figo. I think most folks just call it, Figo Pasta. After lunch I headed over to IKEA. You may remember after my last visit to IKEA, the closet went from looking like this…
…to looking like this. Definitely a step in the right direction. After using the closet for a few days in this arrangement, I decided I could use a bit more basket storage.
So, here’s how Mr. Expedit looks today with the addition of one more row of the IKEA PJÄS baskets. These baskets, per the IKEA website, are made from banana fibers. Interesting, huh? You can definitely tell it’s a natural material because they are a little smelly. Nothing bad…just earthy, if you know what I mean.
I’ve already been loading them up with craft paper, craft supplies, camera gear and general “officey” stuff like printer paper, trash bags, Kleenex, batteries, mailing envelopes and light bulbs. I still have a couple of empty baskets so it’s nice knowing there’s some growing room if needed.
When I was a Freshman in college, I took a test that was supposed to determine what career/job a person would enjoy. I was entering my Sophomore year and still couldn’t decide on a major. (I ended up double majoring in English and Psychology and was one course short of a minor in Art.)
One thing that stood out after the results were in, I loved “organizing.” Do you ever wonder why our brains work like they do, why some folks love organized spaces and other folks feel more comfortable in more loosely arranged environments? I’m so glad we aren’t all the same. That would be beyond boring, wouldn’t it?
The office can get messy, but after a day or two it starts to get to me. If you could see my kitchen, dining room and laundry room when I’m pulling out stuff for a tablescape for Tablescape Thursday, you would be horrified. lol It’s gets pretty bad.
You can still see where I need to sand and touch up the wall paint in the closet. I’m waiting for the spirit to move me. 😉 That hasn’t happened, yet…but it will.
The other corner of the closet houses a tripod. I’ve been using it a lot more lately since I purchased a Macro lens.
This gives you an idea of the distance between the Expedit unit and the opposite wall of the closet. There’s plenty of room to stand and pull out the basket you need. I may label the baskets eventually, but since they are sort of see-through, it’s pretty easy to tell what’s in each basket.
Other than that touch-up paint I’ve been putting off, the closet is officially done and the organization freak inside me is happy. 🙂
The “Before and After” of the office closet can be viewed, HERE. The actual mystery construction of the Expedit inside the closet (in place) can be viewed, HERE.
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