Dismantling + Organizing


We’re moving. Again.

This time it’s into a house that we will own. I can’t be more excited about the new adventure that lies ahead. We’ll be out of our current place in two weeks, so we’re already starting our plan of attack on what should get packed and when.

I’m pretty sure my studio and the kids’ room will be the last to get packed, but my productivity is waning just thinking about all of the stuff I have to move. While I was blankly staring at my studio (as I often do – what a time suck) I thought I’d share this organizational discovery that I made not too long ago.

I’ve been on the hunt for a good storage method for my rolled papers, but I couldn’t seem to find anything that fit. Either the dimensions were off or the price was ridiculous for something so simple. While passing the bathroom section at Ikea, I had a brain wave and snatched up a cheap laundry bin for my solution. It was $10 and fits more than all of my rolled papers. And it’s plain, boxy and white. Does Ikea house all of the solutions to my life’s problems? Perhaps.

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    1. Tara says:

      How exciting! Congratulations, you’ll love having your own place. All the best for the move, I don’t envy you, the thought alone of moving exhausts me, but it will all be worth it. XX

    2. phil says:

      congratulations for your new house !!!

    3. Heidi says:

      Great idea!

      Aaah, now I see why you’re moving yet again. Good luck with the move, I can’t wait to see the new place!

    4. Emily says:

      Congrats on the new house!!!!

    5. You are a genius! I’ve been cleaning out our spare bedroom aka the-room-that-always-has-the-door-shut, and I have rolls of posters and wrapping paper that desperately need a home. Too bad I just made my bi-annual trek to Ikea last month.

      And congrats on your house! How exciting!!

    6. Taylor says:

      Yay Melissa!! Congrats on getting your own house!! That’s so exciting!

      I know how exciting it is to finally get your very own house. After 5 years of being students we bought our first house in January and we are still giddy about it!

      You’re so good at decorating too i’m sure you’ll have lots of cute ideas that you’ll have to share with us!

    7. coradavidson@gmail.com says:

      Hip hip hooray! Congrats and good luck with the move.

    8. Trice says:

      Congrats on the new own.
      Great idea on the laundry bins. I am looking for a solution to my roll paper issue. I don’t have that many rolls. Is that thing sturdy?

    9. Ikea….I think so!!!

    10. marissa says:

      Brilliant! I am going to steal this idea!

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