Saturday, January 9, 2010

yes, I could live here!

I saw this a few weeks back and thought to myself, "I could totally do this for a couple years!"

Not permanently, no way...but to live in NYC near Central Park amidst the hubbub and a tiny, easy to manage very, very cool!

175 square feet of bliss for 2-3 years...yeah, I'm into it.

I would change a few things: I LOVE wine, but I'd replace the wine rack with an armoir for closet space. I wouldn't have cats (allergic) and I'd install one of those slick, over-the-toilet cabinet racks. Jef and I both work on laptops using online tools for storage of data and I do like the idea of a wall monitor for viewing movies and hulu shows. :)

The biggest challenge would be finding the right way to hang the guitar and the keyboard on the wall for easy access when needed and out-of-the-way decorative storage when not needed.

Didn't think I could ever want to go smaller than my current living space...but you know what they say: Location, Location, Location!

nail polish storage

Sorry for the wonky post, I've been trying to get this one posted for an hour now...IE keeps freezing up so, I'm doing it MY way, and will start the way IE wanted me to ANOTHER time. :p

On to the post for today:

Since I've recently re-ignited my interest in nail polish/nail art thanks to the wonderful technology that is "quick dry top coats," I need a workable option to store all these bottles in one place and in a neat, organized fashion.

A couple weekends ago, I headed out in search of such a solution and after hours of wandering the storage section of my local Kmart, finding shoe storage boxes that tapered or had grooves I didn't need, I happened upon the special "Christmas decor storage" section.

See, I was looking for something truly squared at all corners and flat on the bottom. Stackable was definitely a necessity as adding on to the stack in the future was a great possiblity...(I think I have room for three tiers. LOL!)

I turned the corner and found THIS:

So perfect for my space, and each level comes with cardboard inserts to create sections, but you can purchase plastic inserts as well.

You can find more information here:

I still have room in the second tier and will be getting some of the plastic inserts (using cardboard for now)...I need to be able to have one tier just for nail art supplies eventually, so I may end up with 2 of these complete boxes as that is what will fit in the spot under my couch.
I was hoping these would fit inside the small closet on my side of the bed, but alas! they are just a bit too wide to fit through the door opening. They'd fit well once inside, but getting them in and out would involve tipping them on their side. NOT a good idea when dealing with glass bottles. :(
So, I'll use this solution until they make one just a bit slimmer - yes, I've asked them to make one. In the meantime, I have a workable container and place to keep my "stash!"
What storage options do you use for your hobby(ies)?