Last month I took part in the February Photo Challenge and one day the topic was "closet". Being true to the challenge, I took this photo:
It's the shelf that I want to focus on so here is the just the shelf:
The shelf was just covered with stuff and I really didn't like the looks of it so I went to work cleaning it out. I took out my 3 big bags and set them on the floor. The bags are marked "TOSS", "KEEP" and "GIVE". Within a few minutes all 3 bags were filled. The TOSS bag gets emptied right away in the out going trash and the bag itself goes back in storage. The GIVE gets emptied into my car and when I head out it gets dropped off at Family Outfitters where it will once again finds a good home and gets used for its purpose. The KEEP goes back on the shelf but I just didn't want to re-stack the shelf so here is what I did.
I went into the bag of bags and dug out those bags that came from stores where the store name and logo are on them. There is something about giving a gift in a Sears bag that takes away from the gift, but the bag I still have (I am Scottish remember). I pulled out a Sears bag, 2 Verizon bags, a Hallmark bag and a few others. Took the items that I wanted to keep and put them in the bags.
Inside them are my visors, purses and other items that that I will use this summer and the shelf is clean, neat and better yet, no cost to me.
|Just some of my visors inside the bag|
|Another bag holds purses|
The end result is a clean shelf in the now clean closet. Just wait till all those sweaters and sweatshirts get put away!!!Oh Yeah!
How about you, do you find a new use for those store bags?