Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wanna See My Stash?

Well if you don't then you should just close out this window now.  LOL But if you do, then you can see it right here.  Don't get too excited though because it's very small compared to the others you've probably seen.  However I am proud of it, and now I have a new Melmer to show off as well.
Ok so this is the full set up.  This is just a small computer desk that used to have shelving and a dry erase board on top, but we got rid of just the top half when we moved from our last apartment.  This just gives me more space, and I'm thinking of getting a mirror to put on the wall with my photo collage.
This is the top drawer which is pretty much a "catch all".  It has all my minis, frankens, nail art polishes, stamping plates, blah blah blah.  I put all the crap in the top drawer because when I'm sitting down, I can easily get to the bottom two drawers where all the good stuff is.  I just don't want to have to stand up every time I need an OPI or CG out of the top drawer.
This is the middle drawer.  It has mainly drug store brands.  I don't really have a system since I don't have that much.  I just get all the brands together and stick 'em somewhere. /:
This is the bottom drawer that holds all of my "higher end" brands like Zoya, popBeauty, OPI, etc.  I bet you're wondering what the little orange dots mean.  Those are the ones I still need to swatch, and when I figure out which are best for stamping, I'll have little green dots on those.
This is the drawer that is in the desk.  Let me explain this "junk" to you.  The plastic container in the back actually attaches to the like one with the blue lid in the photo below.  This part contains all of my nail care items like files, nippers, and so on.  Underneath is another container that snaps on and it just has miscellaneous things like foil squares and some loose jewels.  The bag that looks like used cotton balls and such is just that.  I don't keep a trash can under my desk because I don't have room, and this also keeps my cat from getting into it.  When it gets full, I just toss it.  The curvy thing with the suction cup is my camera mount.  I keep it in here because I film my tutorials at the window for natural light.  I also have my camera bag on the front left side.  This way I can take my photos, hook up the USB cord and slip it safely back into it's home.  I'm so clumsy, I just know if I had it on top of the desk, I'd knock it off.  This also keeps my desk from getting junky like it was before.
Don't you just love that photo?  It's my Grandmother and Paw Paw when they were first married.  It's part of my photo collage on the wall.  But back to the stash.  This container with the blue lid is all of my nail art stuff like tape, toothpicks for water marbling, sponges, etc.  The black thing with the nail wheels is a nail dryer, and I like having my wheels out in the open and easily accessible.  And then in the skull print canister are all of my nail art brushes, dotting tools, and some scissors and markers.
And last is the keyboard drawer that is attached to the desk.  Since I don't have a keyboard (I have a laptop) this is where I marble.  That way if anything happens and I spill the water, it won't get on my laptop.  I just use the old rag to clean up water spots and the paper towel to wipe my excess polish on.  Then when I'm finished, I can just clean up and push it back under to get it out of the way.  No storage required.

I really hope you guys are impressed with how I can fit everything into such a small space.  I mean the rest of the bedroom is pretty well taken up by the boyfriend's giant corner desk, out super huge dresser that takes up an entire wall, and the bed and two nightstands.  I only get this 3 feet to myself, but it's by the window and my cat is in the corner on her hammock to the right of me.  It's nice to look over and see her passed out next to me or playing with her fishy.
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 I think she likes the string more than the fish that's actually on the end.  You see she threw it on the floor.
Happy Sunday and happy blogging!
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22 comments:

  1. Looks like you have a system to me!! :) Very nice!

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    1. I'm glad it makes sense to someone other than me.

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  2. Thanks for sharing, I always like to see how people story and organize their stashes :)

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    1. me too! i'm always trolling for stash shots. before today though, it was so messy, and i had polish in shoe boxes on the other side of the room so the melmer was a huge help. (:

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  3. Wow, you really keep it so neat and organized in such a small space! I wish I could keep things so ordered....

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    1. thanks jin! this is only day 1 so let's hope i can keep it this way. lol.

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  4. I love to see this stuff. Really cool. I have the same Burt's bees moisturizer. Love it!!

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    1. me too. even my bf likes it. every night he asks me, "are you gonna put that stuff on my fingers? ya know the stuff that smells good?" LOL

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  5. I was actually going to ask what the orange dots were, until you explained! I really like that system! Don't Melmers just brighten your day? I love mine!

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    1. well it is my first one and, yes, i love it. i had to agree to cook lunch, pick up coffee, and take out the trash just to get it. my bf would have bought it for me anyway. i just needed some incentive to clean my apt. lol

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  6. Lovely! The green and orange dot thing is such an awesome idea!

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  7. Thanks for showing us this! I really like to see how other people store their stash in a neat and efficient way. And the photo of your grandparents is adorable (L)

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    1. lol thanks. it just happened to be there so i figured i'd explain what it was.

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  8. Nice stash. YOur collection of polishes etc is small, but mine is still smaller :P

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    1. well we all start out super small, and then keep adding and adding. then you say to yourself, "uh oh. where did all of this come from?" LOL

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    1. thanks ma'am. how are you enjoying your goodies?

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  10. Looking at others stashes always makes me jealous. Right now my itty bitty stash is stored in a divided tray in my top dresser drawer. Yours looks good!

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    1. lol thanks. we were all there once.

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