I got the organizing bug today.
As you may know, I have a Liberty Deluxe model of Casita, which means I have bench seats facing each other from opposite walls. Well, I’m weary of pulling out the laundry basket that resides underneath the bed every time I want some clothes. Remember I took the cushions off one of the bench seats when the catalytic heater was installed below. I put the cushions in the PTV (Perfect Tow Vehicle).
I’m sure you’ve seen these white, plastic drawers at Walmart. They aren’t too expensive and they’re pretty durable.
I make an arrangement of these drawers on top of the fiberglass bench seat.
The white looks good with the white fridge and white fiberglass base. Only trouble is, the drawers themselves are clear. I don’t want to look at all the stuff inside of them. And I certainly don’t want visitors looking at my unmentionables in one of the drawers! The drawers inside the drawers! Oops, I mentioned them.
I’m going to put contact paper on the drawers to hide their contents.
You can see one of them has contact paper on the front. It looks a little strange now, but I think it’ll look good when all of them are done. I got tired of cutting and fooling with contact paper. I have to procrastinate now and then or I get ill. Gee, it’s so nice to have my clothes in drawers! Another nice thing is the big, white surface on top where I can place things and not lose them.
One of the drawers holds kitchen tools. The Casita kitchen only has one small drawer, which holds my silverware, a can opener, and not much else. When I finish covering the drawers, I’ll take a photo so you can see the final result.
Next I tackle the closet!
I’ve seen other Casita owners do this. I got one of those shoe holders (cloth) that hangs from the rod in the closet. Then I inserted plastic boxes and plastic drawers. I’m going to get some strong elastic to sew across the front of each section.
To the left of the shoe holder, I’m able to hang my winter coat. To the right I put the extension rods for the awning, an umbrella, and the broom. Below the shoe holder is the bag of dog kibble. I’m also storing totes full of miscellaneous stuff down there (not shown in photo).
See the wire holder on the door? I’ll put spray cans there . . . bug spray, glass cleaner, air freshener . . . which I’ve been storing in the PTV and aren’t at all handy. In fact, I’ve got to do a major search in order to find where they are!
One of my goals is to install a rod across the back of the PTV so I have a place to hang clothes that get wrinkled placed in a drawer. It’s not necessary for that type of clothing to be in my living quarters. Gee, I am so proud of my accomplishments today!
I love playing around like this inside my little home, making it better, more liveable.
The wind died down late yesterday, and the sunshine is back!
I take a break from organizing to sit outside with the crew. I read a couple chapters of the Tony Hillerman book loaned to me by friends, Chuck and Geri. It’s fun to read a story that has its setting in the Southwest and that teaches me about Native American culture at the same time. I can look at the real mountains on the other side of Elephant Butte Lake and imagine some of the scenes from the book.
I had fun today!
Puttering in and around my house-on-wheels is a lot of fun for me. Simple things make me happy. I am surprised again and again that anyone wants to read about my daily life. Stop and think about it. I never do anything very exciting. If it weren’t for friends inviting me places, I never would’ve been able to write about that great restaurant or the excursion to a ghost town. Mostly I write about pretty ordinary stuff like storage or what I put in my crockpot, for heaven’s sake. Yet here you are reading my blog.
Thank you. I really mean it.