I am currently getting rid of a lot of stuff, deciding what stays using the philosophy of “a place for everything and everything in its place.” If I can’t find a sensible-to-me place for it then it gets donated. However I have a few things that always seem to be in use, like my laptop, mobile phone, and a jug I use all the time.
The sensible-to-me place for these things is wherever I am right now. Which is fine, except when people come over I don’t have anywhere to put them. I tried clearing off a shelf for my laptop, but pretty quickly I get annoyed at nearly always having an empty shelf.
What solutions do my Homies use to store these things that are “always” in use, without giving up valuable space for the odd times these things need put away? -MelRuth
I, too, always have my laptop, phone, and a bottle of water out in the living room. Which means, I have three solutions for you:
- Laptop: I do all my work from my living room couch. So when guests come over, I slide it under my couch. I know this solution won’t work for everyone, since “the floor” is not the most popular place for valuable items.
- Mobile phone: I have an iPhone, so I invested in a cool Retro iPod/iPhone Docking Clock Radio for the living room. That way my phone pops into the clock, and becomes the music center when guests come over.
- Water jug: Don’t hide it! I found a bottle that matches my living room decor, and it just sits on the table next to “my spot” on the couch, blending in with all the other home decor items.
Your turn! Cough up your storage solutions for the things that rarely need to be stored!