The Linen Closet. I actually kept mine fairly orderly, well at least as much as I could. I try my best to go to Target and Costco once a month to cut down on time spent on errands. I started this after the birth of my first daughter almost three years ago. Going this infrequently requires me to have one or two back ups of most of our toiletries and cleaning supplies on hand at any given time so that we don’t run out. I tried keeping it neat and tidy, I had rows of the same types of products and tried putting the tallest in the back. I could find stuff, well most of the time, but my husband was another story. I would say 8 times out of 10 I when I would ask him for something, lets face in usually when I am in the shower and realize I forgot to replace any empty bottle after the last one, we would have to play a game of where is it. It’s in the back corner on the right side, “I don’t see it”, look again, “I don’t see it”. This would go on for several minutes until either he found it or I had to go find it myself.
I decided no more!!! Its time to tackle this cabinet once and for all, no more wasted products and no more where is it questions. I went to Target and found a great bin that I used for both my cleaning products and our toiletries. I think they were $4-$5 each. I tried the dollar store first, we only have a few in my area and I saw none of these great bins I have heard others speak about, in fact I found zero. I loved the way they turned out so much that I looked on Amazon my old standby and low and behold they had the same bins in varying sizes, and cheaper too. I used the Sterilite Ultra Basket, these are a six pack for $19.12, I paid about that for 4 and the dimensions are 13-3/4-by-10-3/4-by-5-Inch. They also have a smaller version which I purchased as well to finish of my pantry which I will show you soon. These are 11-by-8-by-4-Inch and they are $26.15 for 12 of them. I then made labels for each of the baskets so it looks nice and avoids the inevitable questions. My husband loves it and I have not gotten a single “where is…” question since I did it. Whats not to love 😉