Here's a picture of a closet in our back hallway off the kitchen. It's not visible from the kitchen, but the hallway is used a great deal. I removed the doors for easy access and used cute baskets to keep it clean looking. I am trying to buy a few baskets at a time of the oval shaped ones so they'll all match. Right now I'm just using baskets from around the house.
It's so much easier for everyone to find something in the medicine cabinet if things are labeled. I've shown this idea before, but I just use name badge holders and printed the name of what's in the basket.
Here are a few examples of the baskets in my medicine closet!!
And now to steal a few things out of this medicine closet for this week's Tool Time.
Do you have a daily pill case hanging around? If not they are available in any drug store.
How about using it as a travel case for your bobbins. Great to take it with you to a class or when you're going on a retreat.
Don't forget another Tool Time idea of using the mini hair scrunchies to wrap around each bobbin. They hold the thread in place so it won't unwind. Click here for that post.
All safe and sound in the case.
This is a big pill organizer case that was my mom's. It's a weekly box that has morning, noon, evening and bedtime spots.
A great case to hold ALL your bobbins.
Here's a rectangular pill case
with longer compartments.
Perfect to hold all your different sized needles.
Half could be machine and the other could be hand sewing needles.
Label it with the size number of each needle.
Save all your old empty pill bottles or the bottles from your prescription pills.
Label it clearly with "OLD NEEDLES" or "BROKEN NEEDLES"...much safer to store them all in a bottle and then just throw the whole bottle away once it's full.
Here's a another tip...go through your medicine and dispose all the expired medication. Not sure how your city or state disposes of old meds, but find out where...don't throw them down the drain into the water supply!
This medicine has expired , but the bottle is great. Dispose of the medication properly and wash out the bottle. When the soapy water is in the bottle, squirt it out of the sprayer to clean that out. Do this a few times until you test it on white fabric and it comes out clear.
Mod Podge some cute fabric over the label and you have the cutest travel water spray bottle for classes or retreats when you are ironing and want some extra steam!
and here is the measuring cup from Pepto Bismol...I'm seeing a little pin cushion in this little guys future. You can use this tutorial as a guide.
So my advice to you is clean out your medicine cabinet, organize it and save all the empty bottles and containers. Wash them out thoroughly. You never know what you can do with them.
Have a super duper Tuesday,