Organizing cubbyholes

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Cubbyholes before
Cubbyholes before
Years ago I snagged this cool cubbyhole shelf. Have I mentioned how much I love cubbyholes and drawers? I saw this out of the corner of my eye as I was driving by a garage sale. I immediately stopped, ran over, and plunked down my $5. I was thrilled! Then I hurried home and put it in my quilting studio.

Cubbyholes closeup
Cubbyholes closeup
Through the years I’ve looked for small containers to create drawers. I’ve collected a hodgepodge of Tupperware containers, plastic boxes, cardboard boxes, even disposable aluminum loaf pans. They helped keep small things contained, but it always looked messy to me. I know, I know. It was usable, but I wanted more!

Cubbyholes after
Cubbyholes after
Last week I searched the web for small plastic boxes that would work. I couldn’t find anything that was the right measurements, so I finally settled on some white cardboard boxes/bins. The order arrived yesterday, so today (instead of doing what I was supposed to do) I just had to reorganize my cubbyholes. Ahhhh (sigh of satisfaction) …somehow they make everything look so much better. I think I just like uniformity and consistency. The only drawback is that I had to buy fifty, but I really needed fifty-six. Now I’ll need to look around for a source where I can buy just six more.

Leftovers
Leftovers
In the meantime I need to find a home for these leftovers!

5 Responses

  1. Patricia Ojeda

    I will take your leftovers!!!!!! Send them to me! I could sure use them, I have been out of a job for 2 years, and trying to buy supplies is really hard!

    • Maria

      What kind of supplies do you need? Fabric? Tools? What kind of quilting do you do? Traditional? Art quilts?

  2. Bethany

    Hey – that picture of me and you (in the middle of the right side of your photo) better not be a left over 🙂 If you don’t want it I do!!

    Love you…

    • Maria

      Silly Bethany! “Leftover” doesn’t mean I’m going to throw it in the trash. It just means it’s not going to live in the cubbyholes. I need to find a new home for it. But, I do have two of them, so one can live at your home if you want 🙂

  3. Jean

    Great organizational space Maria! Now just to keep it that way huh?