I think it's time for you all to bring in the folding chairs and Jeff Vanvandervanson* from Intervention and start writing your letters on how our relationship is going to change if I don't stop this behavior.
Hi. I'm Landee. And I'm addicted to vinyl labels.
But how can you blame me when my boys' closet looked like THIS??
Heck, even I didn't know where anything was supposed to go.
Thank goodness for Ikea. One recently opened just a few miles from my house here in Denver and it was absolutely in the Top 10 Best Days of My Life. No, I didn't GO opening day (are you crazy?), but I could just sense something good was in the air that day.
I have since gone and perused the merchandise and partaken of the meatballs in their cafeteria. I will never be the same.
Ok, enough. Let's get back to the issue at hand which is my addiction to vinyl labels (see here and here for my recent past offenses).
I went ahead and got four sets of Ikea's TROFAST storage unit thingys (only $39 each!).
I then proceeded to spend an entire afternoon putting them together.
I then spent an evening cutting many, many labels with my Silhouette.
I then spent a morning applying the labels to the bins of the TROFAST system.
I've since spent a week unable to walk into my children's rooms without smiling.
You saw the before up there? Here's the after:
Yes, there is an entire bin dedicated to Nintendo DS stuff. And one for the Gamecube. And one for the Wii. This has been a looooong time comin'.
I mean, right? Even Zeus the Guinea Pig now has his own bin where all his supplies can go!
And, I didn't snap a picture of my daughter's little kitchen area in her room before I got started, but imagine more of those cheap plastic drawers jam packed with crap and with more crap on top of them.
I'm feeling like I've now set my kids up to succeed. They can keep themselves organized so much easier now. And these TROFAST bins are awesome because they come all the way out and can be carried around to clean up/play.
So yes, I'm addicted to vinyl labels. You can send me off to rehab if you want but I guarantee I will relapse. As for now, I feel like as long as I don't have labels on the microwave saying "microwave" or on a lamp that says "lamp" I'm probably ok.
*That's not Jeff's real last name but I can never remember what it is and that is dang close. There are a lot of Vs, that's all I know.
**If you're interested in purchasing some of these labels from me they are $1.50 each (8 for $10). Totally customizable. Just drop me an email!
*** Ikea did not sponsor this post but I reeeeally wish they would have.
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