Quote for the day:
I can see clearly now, the brain is gone...
Even though I am currently off of work because of my back, with all of my appointments for physical therapy, massage therapy, doctor's appointments, etc., I am busier than a one-armed paper-hanger. (No offense to all those one-armed paper-hangers out there...LOL)
Yesterday after my physical therapy appointment I thought I'd take a stroll through The GW (Goodwill, for those of you who aren't familiar with thrift-store shopping).
One thing that I always pick up when I see it on a yardsale or in a thriftstore (assuming it has a nice low price on it) is anything having to do with organization. If you recall in this post I mentioned buying a wooden Lennox China drawer organizer for 50 cents at a yardsale.
So yesterday when I was at The GW I picked up a wire shelf like this one, only black and a little bigger than this one:
This white shelf had been in the cupboard where I keep our medicines, but it was not really deep enough or wide enough and I always had trouble with the box of medicines sitting on top of it correctly.
The black one I bought is deeper and wider so fit the area much better.
While removing the white one and "installing" the black one, I found this item pushed towards the back. Suffice it to say the expiration date was 8/03....so out it went!
Here is a picture of the medicine storage area with the new black shelf now doing a superb job holding everything steady and doubling the effective storage area of that part of the shelf.
Yes...it's part of being a nurse that makes me want to make sure that any and every illness is properly prepared for! LOL
The white wire shelf has found a new home in the pantry...it makes can storage so much easier to have these shelves...you don't have to do so much rearranging of the cans when you want to find one. :)
I encourage you to keep your eyes open when you are out and about at yardsales or thrift stores for items that can help you with organizing your living space. I am always on the lookout for baskets, preferably ones that are square instead of round...you get less wasted space with the square than with the round...as baskets are an excellent way to store/corral things on a shelf or in a closet, etc. They can also be found quite cheaply when you are out thrifting. I also use shoeboxes, both cardboard and clear plastic, to keep things organized.
Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment to let me know you were here and let me know what you "released" into the wild today.