Getting Organized

Being an adult is so weird.  Tonight I was working on organizing my doll business closet (actually just the hall closet that's under our stairs, repurposed) and I got ridiculously excited about my new ziplock bag organizer(Note: That's an affiliate link, which means if you make a purchase through it, I may get a small commission.)

Things you may not know about me: I hate waste.  I recycle everything I can and reduce waste as much as possible.  For a long while there I wouldn't even buy ziplock bags - I found reusable containers for my food, and kept my doll stuff in containers instead of bags.

It's good to ship doll clothes sealed in a bag so they aren't damaged if the package gets wet, though, so I started saving and reusing bags that other people shipped me doll clothes in.  Otherwise I was just dropping them off at the plastic bag recycling bins in the grocery stores.  But it had gotten to the point where I had a massive amount of ziplock bags stuffed into a larger bag, and I could never find the size I wanted.  Plus, storing that bag of bags was just awkward.

Then the other night, I was researching an article for one of my copywriting clients about organizing the pantry when I discovered there are such things as ziplock bag organizers!  So I went on Amazon, which is my go-to place for finding deals on anything I see advertised online.  Most of the organizers were $30 and up, but this ziplock bag organizer is considerably less.

It's a lot simpler than the others, since it doesn't have a removable lid to allow you to put a box inside, but I didn't want to store boxes of brand new bags anyway!  So this was easy enough to load, and the price was right.  You can either mount it on a cabinet door or wall, or put it in a drawer.  I have it on top of my "shipping center" in the closet.

I also worked for a bit on organizing my extra doll repair supplies and doll show stuff, all of which will also be stored in this closet.  I still have a lot to do, but it's getting there!  I will share pictures or video once I get it all organized.  I'm really pleased with how it's coming together!  I'm finding ways to make good use of the oddly shaped space under the stairs.



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