I have a habit of forcing myself to do things by not allowing myself to do something else. Weird, but it works for me. That's why I've only posted once this month. I told myself that until I got my doll stuff organized I was not allowed to blog. It's taken me 3 weeks. I didn't say it was a quick and effective method, but eventually, the job gets done.
Because of that crazy Target sale earlier in the month I purchased a lot of items. Things were literally piled so high they were falling over. I either needed more storage or to stop buying stuff... and to stop buying, well, that's just ridiculous. So, I got these:
The large storage stacks were from Big Lots and with 20% off came to $20 each. The Stanley tool box was on sale at Target for $7.99 and the bead box from Michael's with a 50% off coupon came to $1.00.
Okay, I don't have EVERYTHING put away, but enough that I can debox (or not) at my leisure without fear of junk falling on top of me. Right now I've just separated boxed playsets and accessories from boxed dolls which are sitting here:
These are stacked on top of my vanity. Not all of these dolls will be deboxed. I'll open those that were bought just for their accessories or bodies and then go from there.
This bookcase is behind my desk. The binders on the bottom are filled with doll clothes. They used to just have the clothes that my mom made but all the stuff I've collected is taking over. I haven't decided if I'll move my mother's stuff to the storage stacks or the new stuff.
It would make more sense to take my mom's stuff out since I'm not really using it. However, those clothes have been sitting on that bookshelf for over 12 years just minding their own business and I don't like the idea of some fancy interloper taking over their spot. Yes, I'm weird I know.
This storage is right next to my desk. It used to have some doll accessories in it but I've removed it all and now it's my utility cart for all the things I need to work on my projects. This dang thing cost $24 from Walmart - how dare they, but it is wider than the average storage unit because it can hold 12x12 scrapbook paper.
My little doll things were becoming over crowded so buying another bead box gave me some wiggle room. I think I need another one actually.
Once I open those dolls and accessories I'm going to need another shoe caddy too. I was hoping to use that Stanley tool box to store stuff, but it's a funky depth. Almost too tall for doll stuff, but not tall enough for tools. I'm sure I'll figure something out.
Anyway, now that I can post again, I feel like I can breathe. Whew!