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Friday, February 3, 2012

Organising Hats, Scarves and Gloves!

I've always been a pretty organised person. For as long as I can remember I've loved buying files and folders, diaries, notepads, memo boards... anything to help me keep things in their right place.

My house, however, doesn't necessarily look like I'm that organised. I put that down to the fact that it's not that big. I don't suppose it's tiny, probably fairly normal by UK standards, but I still think I could appear far more organised if I had more space for cupboards, shelves, boxes and so on. That's my excuse anyway!

Anyway, I am thankful for what I do have and thought that every week I'd show you little things I do to keep myself and my family organised.

So, to start off, here is our solution to storing hats, scarves and gloves.

It's a simple 4-basket wicker storage unit from Argos. We have a basket each - Mr W at the top, then me, then Little W and finally Toddler W. This is Toddler W's basket, with a lovely purple hat knitted by my cousin:

We keep the unit by the shoe rack, underneath the coats in the hallway. It's narrow and fits perfectly here.

Everything usually goes straight back in the boxes when we get home, although this week, it's been so cold that I've left it all in a carrier bag hanging on the pushchair. We seem to be getting later and later arriving at Nursery. Putting on all the winter accessories takes a lot of time... So I thought it'd be quicker this way, plus Toddler W doesn't always want to put anything on. She does seem to be learning how to keep warm this week though, but sometimes we're halfway there by the time she asks for her hat or something.

Come back soon for my next storage or organisation tip!


  1. Thats such a good idea. I just sold our drawer unit and I wish I hadn't now as we shall be needing our cold weather gear in a handy place in Germany. I hear there is a big IKEA down the road from our new pad. May be off on a trip to see what I can find after we have moved in.

  2. Hey, I didn't realise you were moving... Uh oh, an IKEA that close to me wouldn't be good!! I'm sure you'll make yourself at home in no time:) Vic x


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