Have you been to Target this week? Their “dollar section” is FULL of organizational items, and I think I bought them out. Not really, but close. They have calendars and “to do” lists, bins, baskets, and buckets. It’s like my own little dream world. I truly bought a ton with the cleaning closet in mind. Here’s my loot…
I know. It’s my title picture without the big white circle. Here’s the deal though… I don’t think I’m using any of it in my cleaning closet. Say what? I know. None of it really worked like I was hoping. No worries though. I am sure I’ll put it to good use elsewhere. And, let’s be honest, I’ll probably return some, because that’s what I do: Buy, try, return. Anyone else with me on that?
So here’s where we’re at with the cleaning closet…
See that? That’s what I have to show you this week. A shelf. Remember that we started off with a wire shelf. While I love, love, love what we did with the wire shelf in our laundry room, the shelf in this closet had an extra piece for hanging coats. I thought it would look weird, so we started from scratch.
I’m pretty sure the greeter at our local Home Depot wonders why I’m there every other day, but I gotta get things done! I headed over to the lumber section and bought a 3/4×12 and had “Home Depot guy” cut the shelf to size for me. (Thank you Home Depot!) Then I bought a 1×2 for the shelf brace. My husband took over and basically cut, sanded, painted, and installed the shelf for me. (Please know, I did plead with him to let me paint so I could say I actually took part in the creation of the shelf, but he was on a roll and I was not to interfere.) I have already put the shelf to good use by storing my gallon of vinegar, 1/2 gallon of Dawn, and 13 1/2 pound bag of baking soda (which I just discovered at Costco this week!… Seriously 13 1/2 pounds of baking soda. This is what you end up with when you DIY your cleaning products.)
I do have other things in the works as well, but you’ll have to wait until next week’s reveal 🙂
The Budget… So Far
Last week we were at $10.45. Not bad. This week…
- 3/4×12 inch board: $4.27
- 1×2 inch board: $0.82
- The hubby bought Screws: $1.18
- The hubby also bought some grips: $6.98
- Paint for the Shelf: Free (Got Free Paint at the Environmental Center)
As you can see, I have a lot to do before next week’s reveal, so I’m signing off to go get started!
Ok, I think the mystery project is something to hang mops and brooms from. I’ve been there with buying things for projects and not using them. My trunk usually has at least one item waiting to be returned! The shelf turned out great!
You are correct for mystery project 1! I just returned some of my basket stash back to Target. Like $25 worth… from the Dollar Section. Crazy! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Love the hooks for project 1! Where did you get them? I’m guessing that is a towel or coat rack? Project 3 I’m guessing is a clip board type of a thing. Project 2???
Hi Annette! I found the hooks at Hobby Lobby. I thought about using some hooks we already had, but they just didn’t look right. I think Hobby Lobby has the best selection of knobs, so I decided to check out their hooks as well. Score.
You’re close on your guess for project one, but not quite. Project 3. You totally got that one right. Yay! I think that paper bag is throwing people off a bit for project 2. Thanks for your input.
Thanks for letting me know where you bought the hooks. I recently was looking for one and never thought to look at Hobby Lobby. I’ll definitely have to remember that for next time.
Looking back at week one of this project I’m thinking that project one is either for your vacuum hose or back packs. Project 2 still has me stumped – maybe some kind of home made cleaner storage?
Hmm, let’s see…the first mystery project looks like it could be a coat rack. The third one…maybe a sign or artwork? The middle one has me completely confused those because of the paper bag! Clever storage jars maybe? Can’t wait to see the end results!
So close with the coat rack idea, but not quite. Third one, also close, but not exactly. And project 2 seems to be the big question mark for others as well. I’ll have it all together (hopefully) for the reveal on Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Have a good day Jenni!