For years we have stored various items in large made for the purpose plastic covers on the top shelf that ran the whole length of the wardrobe in our bedroom - things that weren’t in everyday use like the thick woollen winter blanket and all my winter cardigans and jumpers/sweaters. Cose I’m on the short side I needed to use the kitchen steps to reach and get anything up or down from there and it was becoming a nuisance tugging at slippery covers and tossing them on to the bed and then trying to replace them nice and neatly when I’d finished so consequently many things got left on the bedroom chair or at times on the floor :(
So after an eventful morning recently trying to retrieve something from this b.........shelf in the wardrobe and wondering how on earth I will be able to do it as I get older and maybe not as nimble on my feet I decided there had to be another solution.
Also in the bedroom we have had a long, rather than tall, chest of drawers that sat quite nicely against one of the walls, there was space on either end but I put a chair there to fill the gap. It had several drawers than ran side by side with 2 smaller ones at the top. They were adequate but not really large enough - DH had his side and I had mine.
On a trip to Ikea before Christmas I spied a chest of drawers like the one below that seemed reasonable for the price - meaning it wouldn't fall apart in the first month or two (Ikea isn't cheap but then its not top of the range either).
An idea started to form in my mind - by good fortune the length of these mean't I could put 3 side by side in the same place as the other one along the whole length of the same wall. DH and I could have one each and the other could be used for all the stuff on the shelf.
I decided to get 2 the same height and another the same length with the same depth drawers but with 3 instead of 4 making it lower and this one we put at the end away from the door. The TV is on there and because its lower isn't noticable from the doorway. We don't use the tv very often in there but sometimes it comes in handy for the grandchildren and you know how they love being on or in Grandma's bed :))
The top surface of the original set never seemed to gather any rubbish............. - you know the bits and pieces you put down just for minute but leave there for days............ - but this lovely long surface seems to be forever covered in papers and other bits and there isn't the lovely clean look I wanted to achieve.
I've tried putting a few photos there to cover some of the space but that doesn't seem to deter either of us and yes I'll own up to being the main culprit at putting things down and not moving them on.
Oh woe is me - DH laughs and says 'You win some, you lose some Look to yourself Catherine'
Don't you love them when they are in the right lol