how would you use this?

(16 Posts)
twocultures Wed 04-May-16 14:43:27

If you've seen my previous threads you know that I'm currently in the process of trying to find the best ways to organise my home.
My OH just bought me this as he says he knows I like all the storagey stuff and thought I'd like it.
It's a lovely box but what would you put in and where would you keep it?
I've a small house and I really want to make the best of the space and storage I have/get.

It's a lovely container so I could potentially have it somewhere you can see it but my worktops are a no no and I don't really have anything I need to store that I use for the garden so it would have to be something in the house.
Any advice? What would you do with it?

cozietoesie Wed 04-May-16 14:57:18

How big is it - for fitting into places? It feels like a 'household cleaning/polishing etc goods' to me - eg I use a plastic basin to store cans and bottles of things under the sink.

twocultures Wed 04-May-16 14:59:52

It's not tall enough to put cleaning sprays in etc. I've got a caddy for them anyway.
That's why I'm a little stuck my initial thought was cleaning supplies.

cozietoesie Wed 04-May-16 15:27:51

OK. Not cleaning supplies then.

Cast your mind over the other parts of the house. Is there anything which isn't assembled in one place for using?

Seeyounearertime Wed 04-May-16 15:29:21

stationery? notepads in the bottom, envelopes etc, then pens and what not in the tray bit?

tinybellows Wed 04-May-16 15:30:17

I'd use for things like batteries, cables, adaptes maybe?

twocultures Wed 04-May-16 15:30:54

I'm thinking in the top part a few bits and bobs I use now and then like bin bags etc. So I can just open the lid and get them.
A little stuck at the bottom/large part underneath with no sections hmm

thestylethatdecadesforgot Wed 04-May-16 15:31:05

Shoe cleaning kit?

twocultures Wed 04-May-16 15:37:21

Seeyou that's a good point...I keep all my pens and things in a jar now. Just have to figure out where to put it.
Tiny it's a good idea but I don't have too many spare bits like that atm so it'd be a bit of a waste of container for me as I would hardly fill 1/3 of it.

Charlieandlola Wed 04-May-16 15:38:50

Spices
Light bulbs
Batteries
Chargers / plug adapters

BYOSnowman Wed 04-May-16 15:59:59

Laundry stuff that you don't use regularly (stain remover etc etc)

You don't want anything in there that you want quick access to

FinallyFreeFromItAll Thu 05-May-16 00:03:19

Can I be cheeky and ask where its from? I've got a thing for nice tins blush.

PovertyPain Thu 05-May-16 00:07:34

Do you have any pets. It would be good to keep their bits and bobs in.

LizzieMacQueen Thu 05-May-16 09:00:51

I second the idea of stationery but would include gift wrap (folded), extra birthday cards, little pieces of ribbon etc so you have all that sort of thing in one place.

A bit indulgent perhaps if you are short of storage but if you have children then you'll have experienced the last minute need-a-birthday-card moment!

Gazelda Thu 05-May-16 09:04:59

Bathroom bits and bobs? I keep my spare toothpaste, soap, razors etc in a box on a shelf in the bathroom.
Or I second shoe cleaning stuff, or repair box - scissors, tape, name tags, needle/thread, batteries, superglue, etc.

twocultures Thu 05-May-16 11:27:36

Thanks for all suggestions, I think BYOSnowman is right I don't want anything I need frequent access to.
PovertyPain it was from TkMaxx we love snooping around in there grin.

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