On the porch a vintage cupboard
Filled with seldom used kitchen stuff,
more outdoor candle holders, popcorn maker
tupperware used only for large holiday, rice cooker etc.
A dresser normally in a bedroom
does fabulous storage duty.
Very deep drawers hold scads of items.
From stationery to holiday paper products,
summer outdoor tablecloths,
recipe folders, cookbooks and more
Anything long and skinny goes here:
Chopsticks, drinking straws, plastic serve ware
magnets, cheese servers, etc.
Another drawer in kitchen made available
for other supplies.
I only use cloth napkins, so I have many....
The porch is right off the kitchen making
all of this easy to grab.
My platters, pitchers, and cake plates are stored
out in the open and
look pretty. Yes, I need to do a
quick wash before using,
but that takes just a minute.
Next time you are feeling overcrowded
with stuff look at your arrangements
and maybe repurpose furniture for
a different use, and keep an eagle eye out
for sets of drawers and cupboards
when attending fleas, auctions and garage sales.
Because I store items in so many ways,
the usual storage places like kitchen drawers
and closets can be kept neat and tidy
because nothing is overcrowded.
When things are tidy,
you can find everything
and clean it much easier.
Hope some of these
give you ideas for your home.
More are coming...