Thursday, April 26, 2012

Things I Love Thursday - Second Installment

Two weeks in a row with TILT - Things I Love Thursday.  Will wonders never cease?

I have this weird obsession with trying to find alternate uses for things.  If I was trying to be noble I would say it's because I just long to bring out the hidden talent in everything and everyone.  Or I just like to find workable solutions that are less expensive. Whether I am noble or just cheap, it's what I do.  Dollar stores and Ikea are my favourite places to do this.

You see tablecloth, I see curtains.  You see spice rack from Ikea, I see a rack for any other place other than your spice cupboard.  You see dessert, I see breakfast, lunch or supper.

I'm probably not the first person to do it, but I found these jumbo clothespins at the dollar store, and thought they would be a great solution to the boot issue in my shoe bins.

Maybe you don't have boot issues, but I really love wearing boots, so over the years I've accumulated a few pairs.  Let's blame it on being vertically challenged. My boots were a disaster in our shoe bins: they take up a lot of space and they are always getting mushed and bent.  Boot mushing is not cool.

I  used these inexpensive pins over my regular hangers, and they do a marvelous job of keeping my boots in order. If they are hung as pictured, they don't mark the boots - probably in part because they are inexpensive clips to begin with :)  

The added bonus is that it's still really easy to do my yearly vacuum of my clothes closet.  

I'm obsessive about cleanliness.

Now, I just happened to buy two packages of clothespins, I could keep them in case one of the original pins breaks, or I could find me a new pair of boots.  Choices, choices.

There you have it - an inexpensive TILT post for you to try out!

What's your best dollar store find?  Share it on your own blog and link to it in the comments section below, or just share your great idea in the comment section if you don't have a blog  - let's hear about what you love.

Happy Thursday!

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