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Where Tank Tops go to Hibernate in the Winter: Storing Clothes Seasonally

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Fellow fashionistas/ people who can’t pass up a J. Crew sale (looking at you, boyfriend), we share a problem.

Having too much stuff and not enough closet space.

Not even a chest of drawers for non-fancy clothes can contain my love for polka dots/ soft crew necks/ colored jeans.

Here’s how I handle this tragic issue.

I keep all of the clothes for the “wrong” season in the SKUBB, a fabric storage bin made by my Swedish overlords at Ikea. It was cheap and FAR more effective than the SAMLA Ikea clear plastic tote box (NEVER buy one, the lid does not lock).

Whenever it gets too cold to wear my shorts and tank tops, I fold them all carefully and stash them in the SKUBB. That’s where they will live during the winter, when I solely subsist on J. Crew Tippi sweaters and jeans.

Here’s a photograph of my SKUBB. As you can see, there’s a little fabric divider inside that I use to separate tops from bottoms.

Also, there is a tutu in there. I was in my sorority’s homecoming performance and I didn’t have anywhere to store this part of my costume.  SKUBB to the rescue!

How do you store clothes that you’re not wearing? It used to make me angry that they took up so much space, but I couldn’t even wear them! Thoughts?

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Photo of the Day: Finally got this up on the wall! I went to the Goodwill down the street from my house—it’s huge, full of great home goods, and usually not very busy! I picked up this frame for $2. It has a chip in the frame but you’d never notice unless I told you (which I just did, oops…). Already envisioning some wall art clusters a la Young House Love in my new apartment with this prominently displayed.

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Love my home state!

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Love this old-fashioned pink chair!

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Oh, this kitchen. So sleek. So classy. So jealous.

Daily Design: Chalkboard Wall

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myidealhome:

Let us have a talk, my readers, about the one design element I know I must have in my future home…

…a chalkboard wall.

No, I don’t want a classroom sized chalkboard. I want a wall painted in chalkboard paint. Pretty easy. Not much to ask of my future abode.

I think it would work best in the kitchen, used as a means of communication and silly drawings, or in a game room, used as a means of just silly drawings.

I think it’s an easy way to add whimsy to a room, and it’s just paint!

Thoughts?

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myidealhome:

That light fixture on the ceiling, guys. Fab.

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myidealhome:

I love this! I have lots of big wall designs for my future home. A chalkboard wall is my ultimate goal, perhaps in the kitchen or game room. I dream of having all of my cool friends draw inappropriate things on it and sign it when they visit and having all of my children draw little people and ponies and race cars and stuff on it.

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myidealhome:

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thedecorista:

cute kitchen inspiration

I cannot express how much I love this kitchen.

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