The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Shannon at AKA Design.
Hi Organizing Junkies! How are you all doing this week?
You know, I’ve blogged here before and it’s always been loads of fun sharing a few of my organizing quirks and ideas with you. But this week I’m super extra excited to announce a new series that I’ll be posting here on Organizing Junkie, called Box It Up!
Basically I’m going to take workaday items – things that are often necessary, but not always handy when needed – and create mini-kits to keep around the house. They don’t take up much room at all, but they come in real handy.
And even better is that most of the items in each Box can be found at the dollar store!
This week’s Box is all about Overnight Guests.
Have you ever gone to stay overnight at someone’s house and forgotten your tooth brush? Or your deodorant? I don’t know about you, but I’m cool to share shampoo with someone else…not so much a toothbrush or deodorant.
What if you had overnight guests – your in-laws, perhaps? And they forgot a razor or they needed a Tylenol in the middle of the night. Well how cool would it be – if like at a hotel – you had their back?!
A Box It Up! for Overnight Guests is the perfect little back-up for those forgotten items.
For an Overnight Guest Box, include things like:
- Face Cloths
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Shower Gel/Body Wash
- Hair Spray
- Tooth Paste
You could also provide:
- A comb or brush
- Shampoo and conditioner (although these are often in the shower already)
Simply pack up your box (I use cheap-o plastic shoe boxes found at The Home Depot!) and store in the guest room. If you don’t have a guest room (I don’t), you could put your Box in the linen closet or under the bathroom sink.
Now I challenge you before the next major holiday, or before your next house guests arrive, to put together your very own Box for Overnight Guests! You’ll never have to share your tooth brush again!
Shannon Acheson is a passionate interior decorator, frugal DIYer, sometime graphic designer, wannabe writer, homeschooling momma and adoring wife. She is the co-owner (with hubster) of AKA Design and the main writer/designer for the blog of the same name. Shannon recently moved from a war-era bungalow to a cozy backsplit in Oshawa, Ontario with her husband and their three children, and during spare moments can be found scouring local shops for decor bargains, rearranging the furniture again, or scrubbing paint off her hands.