Did you catch that witty play on words? Or did you just think that was my infamously bad spelling skills at work once again?
The title isn’t ‘In Lieu of Storage’ – like ‘Instead of Storage’ but ‘In Loo of Storage’ – “loo” as in the bathroom, the john, the pottyroom, the water closet, the crapper (which is my mother’s personal favorite – that was sarcasm in case you didn’t catch that one either). Did I over explain this post’s title and thus make it less clever? I think I may have. I apologize for my inner nerd showing.
Anyhoo…this post is all about storage…and one unique place that I store lots of my darlin’ thrifty finds – THE BATHROOM.
If you are a long time reader, you may remember my first floor bathroom as a place that we removed a washer/dryer, tiled the floor, redid a beast, installed a new toilet, and generally overhauled for under $500.
It was originally supposed to function as a bathroom/laundry space. Um no thank you very much. It’s not because I am above asking guests to fold my socks as they sit on the pot…I am not. It’s because I don’t want to be coerced into laundry duty just because I have to pee. You think I’m kidding…I am not.
Back to storage. Since we removed the washer and dryer, we had all this empty space across from the toilet to fill. We were lucky enough to snag this cabinet from my boss (he gave it to us free!) where in a previous life, it housed his stereo. I classy-ed it up with a bit of paint and new hardware and now it is the perfect spot for toilet paper, towels and….you guessed it….STORAGE.
I put everything from glasswares on top to vase fillers & candles & general knick-knack-ery in that drawer. And it holds way more than you think with some clever squeezing.
Sure, bathroom storage may not be for everyone. You might be weirded out by the idea of having anything in the loo that isn’t ‘bathroom related paraphenalia’. Or you may be on the fence…like some things can go in that room but not others. I mean, I probably wouldn’t put dishware in a bathroom – although don’t hold me to that. Or you could be one of those “anything-goes-in-here” kinda gals…and literally everything really goes in there. Which one are you? And whatever your type – you gotta appreciate using the square-footage in your home whenever you can. And you probably have a crazy place that you put your excess stuff, right? Or maybe you have a unique place to put extra canned goods or your collection of unused hair products or that stash of beach towels that only get pulled out a couple times a year?