Getting ready forThanksgiving #2: "mudroom" cabinet
The dining room has another trouble spot--the cabinet that I call my "mudroom."
It's right by the door to the apartment, and it was intended to the stuff that you might put in a mudroom: shoes, boots, kids' backpacks, umbrellas, etc.
It has also become the charging station for the small electronics.
It was thought out at one point, but in practice it doesn't completely work. It's another one of those things that needs a big rethink, but I don't have time to do it before Thanksgiving. Nonetheless, getting it decluttered is needed, AND it may make it easier for me to see where to go with it.
One problem the cabinet has is that it's so deep. But w/ narrow shelves intended for shoes, the stuff deep in the back is not accessible.
Here's the BEFORE picture:
Here's the top shelf, where the charging stuff is stashed:
And the closely spaced shelves that were supposed to be for shoes:
And the bottom, where school bags were supposed to be:
Note that huge stash of papers on the bottom--those are from The Girl's high school days--she's a freshman in college. I had asked her to tackle some of those papers while she was home for a week on break, but she didn't.
So that's how I spent my Saturday. You'll see the afters soon.