New Use for a Cutlery Basket | Goodwill Project #25


This month I am focusing my attention on decluttering and organizing so that we can clear our minds and our home of “mess stress” as we enter into a new year.

The more excess stuff we can get rid of, the less messes there will be. I dream of clutter-free countertops, a stairwell without piles creeping their way up each step, a closet filled with only the clothes I actually wear, and cabinets that are so organized I could remove the doors and expose them to the world.

Big dreams are reached with little steps. So today I tackle the medicine cabinet with the help of this cutlery basket I picked up from the Goodwill location on Waterloo.



I customized the basket by wrapping red yarn through the wire grid to create the symbolic “red cross.”   



I filled the basket with all the kid’s medical necessities; rubbing alchohol, cough syrup, motrin, and of  course Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle band-aids. 



And now my medicine cabinet is exactly the way I wanted it – clutter-free and organized! 


**This post was sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Akron. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

9 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea! Plus it's totally handy, like with real handles!

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  2. I love this because just last week I was very sick and had nothing to keep all my "sickness paraphernalia" in..........I'm going to look for something just like this to put all our stuff in. Thanks!

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    1. Oh no! Hope you're feeling better, Kelli! And you're right, this would make the perfect little caddy for holding sick-day necesseties.

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  3. Awesome idea!! And so simple/cute/functional!! :-)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! And yes, so SIMPLE and easy!

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