We've all been there. Christmas has hit and it's time to bust out the lights and tinsel. Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to decorate and hang the spiderwebs. You and your girlfriends want to laugh at your old yearbook photos during Girls Night In. You know you kept everything. You stored it away in those plastic totes to keep it from getting destroyed. Now, you just need to dig through all 27 of them to find the one you want - which will of course be the last one you look in. It never fails. Not anymore!
I was tired of searching for what I wanted in my $5 plastic bins that I bought from Big Lots. I knew something had to be done, especially now that I am ready to store all of my maternity gear and newborn items Alex has quickly outgrown. I took a trip to my local Container Store and bought these handy adhesive label holders, and got straight to work printing out tags on my computer.
Yes, the label holders did come with their own little paper inserts. But I wanted to take it up a tiny notch and print mine out. I used excel and sized my prints to 3.65" x 2.15"
I admittedly need more totes, and will one day have some uniformity in them, but for now I am using the totes I used for moving into the rental. I stuck my label holders on, added my new inserts, and started filling in the contents line.
After everything was labeled, I trucked the totes out to their new home in the carport. I have quite a bit of carport storage space thankfully... more than I have totes to be exact. So I am using one of the cabinets to hold all of the house paints that were left for touch ups by the management company, as well as a tote filled with all of my painting needs.
I love that I no longer have to play the guessing game when I am looking for something I need. I just quickly scan the labels, find what I'm looking for, and take the tote!
The bottom cabinet holds majority of my Christmas decor that is separately boxed or in tit's own packaging.
I'm so happy with my quick little update this morning. Now I feel better every time I park knowing that I have some semblance of organization behind these hidden doors.