SweetRickey has insisted, literally for years, that Elfa shelving from the Container Store is the cure for what ails you. Personally, I believe that new pajamas improve any situation, but she is my best friend, so I half listened, nodding, and went back to shopping online for embellished nightshirts.
Then one day I woke up and couldn’t take it any more. The main feature of my living room was a train table – which is fine, because we have a kid, and that’s just how it goes, but the toys and STUFF were just taking over. And I was losing my mind. Mr and I were arguing about the mess and clutter, and yelling at B to pick up after himself, but there was really no where to put things. A conundrum!
Enter the Elfa solution.
Yes, Mr. is standing on a dresser. No, we don’t have a ladder. What’s your point?
I am so delighted with the final product that I can hardly stand it. B’s things go on the bottom shelf where he can reach them and, most importantly, put them away. And now we have a place to display some of our favorite tchotchkes and family photos, and to store our books. The train table has been banished (just for now), so we have room for a little table and a rug to do puzzles on, and B’s beanbag chair.(Let me add that we did all this back in February, when we were still a two income household.)