I live in the smallest house in the world! Well maybe not the world. But it is ridiculous. The bathroom is so tiny that if you sneezed on the toilet you would smack your head on the sink and give yourself a major concussion!
When you live in a
shoe box small house you have to come up with some pretty ingenious ways to store things. Especially if you tend to buy too much stuff. What happens if you find something on sale and you want to stock up. I am always stocking up on toilet paper. Not that a staple like toilet paper is ever on sale at the store where I shop. But I go through ridiculous amounts of it. I must have the cleanest bum in the world!
So where do I put all that toilet paper? I stick it on the wall up by the ceiling in an old fruit basket. Sounds strange doesn’t it. But I needed to clear out some space in the cupboard that is in the bathroom so I would have a place to put other things, like my towels and washcloths.
I found an old fruit basket one day at the thrift store and knew this would be the answer to my problem.
One of the reasons I took a shine to this particular basket was the label on it. I was raised in a town called Collingwood, Ontario which is at the foot of a ski hill called Blue Mountain. So there are fond memories that go with it. The second reason was that the basket used to hold prunes, which made me smile and thought how appropriate for toilet paper in the bathroom.
The label was cracked, peeling and ready to fall off. I painted some white glue over it so it would adhere to the basket. Not that I even see the label when I am sitting on the toilet. But if I ever do decide to glance up and crank my neck around at an angle that would have challenged Linda Blair, I can see it!
I took off the extra wires that were on two of the sides and reused one of the wires to make a hanger on the bottom of the basket. Then I just simply screwed a screw into the wall way up by the ceiling and hung it up.
I can stuff 13 rolls of toilet paper in that basket!
So there you have it. One just has to think outside the box or the basket in this case.