I’ve lived in my new small town for about 9 months but only recently had the opportunity to visit the Ikea that is just 2 hours away. My girlfriend and I went into the city a couple of weeks ago and got to enjoy a number of unhurried hours there just checking things out. I didn’t buy very much because well something MUST BE SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH ME! :) I thoroughly enjoyed the eye candy though let me tell you and had fun taking all sorts of pictures that is for sure. I only wish I had also remembered to take a
nerdy video of how excited I was. Like a kid in a candy shop as they say!
One of the things I did buy and have been eyeing up for awhile (I kept seeing them all over blogland) is the oh so cute white bucket type holders. They probably have a proper name, but white bucket type holders has such a nice ring to it, don’t you think? :) I like to keep my desk as bare as possible so I needed some space to store some stuff to keep it off my desk. Look how fun:
I put them up just under the window right beside my desk. One holds my pens and scissors and the other my Flip camera. Then in the middle on a S hook is where I keep my handy dandy clipboard. I really do love it!!
While there I wanted to get some ideas for our garage which is indeed a wreck in need of a massive makeover. The budget however is not massive to match so Ikea seems like an excellent option for some inexpensive solutions.
For instance, I really liked these wood shelves for $24.99:
And I thought the add on baskets were
adorable perfect for smaller items and maximizing the shelving unit to it’s fullest. Only $3.99 each:
And clear bins of course are always a good idea so you can see exactly what you are storing:
I took a picture of their picture with it all pulled together:
I liked these shelves below for the garage as well. They are the same price as the one above but they are metal rather than wood so might be a little more resilient, not sure.
Hubby will get the final say since well it’s his space after all :) Hopefully it won’t take us all summer to do it!
Have any of you used either of those shelves in your garage? What do you think of them?
I got so many more household storage solutions and ideas to share with you. So be sure to come on back tomorrow for Part Two of this Ikea picture show.