The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home.
Happy winter wonderland wishes! Is everyone surviving polar vortex round two? Last time I was visiting, I talked about organizing an everyday Hot Drink Station HERE to keep warm. Little did I know, my station would be put to good use this past week. Today I’m moving on to how I organize my other best friend(s) this time of year – throw blankets.
A blanket & hot tea were two warm tangibles during those fretful hours. Oh, and the solace of a piece of chocolate or two. Turns out, when you’ve lost contact with your husband during a declared state of emergency, prayer and eating Hershey’s Kisses can be rather comforting.
Back to those blankets, I have several available in the family room but they were driving me crazy when not in use. They always landed on the floor, fell behind the sofa, or crumpled underneath our dog (she’s really good about finding abandoned blankets and making them her own).
I wanted to keep the blankets off the floor and an upright blanket ladder seemed like the best way to accomplish this. I knew my family wouldn’t be diligent in folding and then putting our cozies away in a blanket basket. But, I had a hunch they would be more likely to fling them over a ladder rung, and I was right! Even our preschooler easily hangs her little snowman blanket, which means my ladder also incorporates a little kiddie organizing independence.
I was so excited to get our blankets organized, that I didn’t have the patience for paint or stain to dry. I’ll probably do the finish sometime in the Spring when we no longer need our cuddly throws on a daily basis.
As an added bonus, a blanket ladder is a fun prop to add seasonal decorations and a bit of cheer; making it both useful and beautiful.
Stay safe and warm dear friends!
In the professional world, I’m a nurse by trade. But, around our house, I’m known as Mommy to our young daughter. My two worlds collided and began shaping into a blog. Useful Beautiful Home represents the hours I’ve dedicated to managing my household as efficiently as possible. I offer you motivation to keep your home healthy, organized, and welcoming. My goal is to share what I’ve implemented in my home to inspire you with fresh ideas and to encourage you to keep up the good work in yours!