I wrote a post a while back about how I was giving up on how I wanted things to be and just going with how they are.
I wanted that basket on the other side of the TV. So it wouldn’t run the risk of hanging halfway off the side of the dresser.
That never worked. As you can see in the top picture, the pile o’ games and movies kept happening on the other side.
I’m so glad I gave up.
I took the picture on the bottom without any staging whatsoever. It’s exactly what this space looks like on a random day.
Sure, there are pieces of a craft project, a tub of flannelgraph, and one measly little game on the left. And a green pony-tail holder and a movie just to the side of the basket on the right.
Yeah, okay. The basket sits precariously balanced on the edge.
BUT THE GAMES ARE IN THE BASKET!!!!
THAT being its “natural state” is such a huge improvement over its previous “natural state.”
As someone with (generally unrealistic) dreams of systems that DO the work so I don’t have to, I’m calling this one a win!
lydia purple says
i just paid attention to something… the game console is to the right, where the game basket now is. that’s why it works… that’s where the kids need the games. move the console AND the basket to the left and it should still work, but the basket won’t be innearly fall off danger.
Diana in Indiana says
What if you shifted the TV, Xbox, and basket all to the left? Would give the basket a little more room????
I’m still working toward a solution for them to hit the laundry basket instead literally right next to the laundry basket. GRRR. 🙂
Can’t see the “after” picture cuz there’s an ad right smack over it with no “close” button!
Dana White says
Ugh. Sorry! I’ll get that removed!
I have made a promise to myself, even if they’re on sale, no more round containers, baskets, canisters or tubs in my house.
Such a good idea!
I never thought to work WITH how something is, instead of changing how it is and it not working. GREAT thought process and I’m stealing it. 🙂