And then I went ahead and tackled this space: our under-the-stairs storage closet.
It had been stuffed full of boxes and tall items like extra trim and Don’s and L’s golf club bags when we moved into the Blue Cottage, and I had just closed the door and not looked at it since then.
Okay, once or twice I opened it to try to find something.
It was time to tackle that mess.
The stairs go up between the living room and the kitchen, and are across from the closet with our washer and dryer. So this closet will get used a lot.
Since there is no light in the closet and the storage wraps around all the way, you couldn’t really see that part under the stairs.
My solution: installing an InstaBulp I had bought months ago but not installed yet because I couldn’t even get back there with all the boxes blocking my way.
Those batteries, by the way? A thrifty find at Mrs. Greens, eco-friendly and on sale for 99 cents. You bet ya I stocked up.
Now you can see what I store in the lowest spot — all the extra paint that was left over from finishing this house.
We don’t have a basement or a shed, and I’m not dragging paint buckets up to the attic, so this is the only spot to store them in the Blue Cottage.
And this was my next project. If you follow me on Instagram you saw it make an appearance at the tag sale.