New Drawer

It all started with a reasonably small box arriving from the USA. It grew into chaos.

I must say, we are not tidy people. There are folks who are tidy by nature, or who work hard on being tidy, but we are neither. Our time is scarce and we both agree that it can be spent on much better things than cleaning, so we usually put things into the big plastic boxes we use for shopping and every other week I empty them cussing like a sailor. Every once in a while I try out a new system to make being tidier easier, to various degrees of success.

With the resin supplies, I tried different ideas. The last one was putting the stuff into those decorative cardboard boxes you get at Ikea and storing those in an old book chest, but it was too much and also came with lots of searching, so I made another attempt with an Ikea Malm drawer:

©Giliell, all rights reserved

©Giliell, all rights reserved

Everything nice and clean, at least for now.

©Giliell, all rights reserved

Resin, tools, cups. The small scrollsaw that I use for cutting resin is right next to the drawer. Yes, it is full. Much has happened since that first small box.


  1. says

    That’s very neat!!

    I’m also a real mess when it comes to projects. My shop is, basically, a building full of piles of stuff -- each pile representing a project. I consider that “neat” because the whole project is all more or less in one pile. Of course, when the project includes a 2,000lb piece of machinery, then the pile gets pretty awkward.

  2. chigau (違う) says

    Lovely orchids.
    On a linguistic note: in english that item of furniture is called a “dresser” or a “chest of drawers”. Each slidy unit is called a “drawer”.
    Some underwear is also referred to as “drawers”. Dunno why the same word.
    I’d rather not discuss other uses of “orchid”.

  3. voyager says

    Very neat and tidy and the plants are a nice touch. I can’t wait to see what all this organization helps you create.

  4. says

    There are several, actually.
    I love them and I promised I screwed all of them to the wall so I won’t kill my children.

  5. Ice Swimmer says

    Malm is a village, suburb and city quarter name in Sweden and the parts of Finland that are/were Swedish-speaking.

    In modern Swedish malm means ore, but for the place names the meaning is something like a place that is on a sandy ground. There are Norrmalm and Södermalm in Stockholm (norr = north, söder = south, north and south of the island where the old town of Stockholm is) and Malmi (Malm in Swedish) in northeastern Helsinki, Malminkartano (Malmgård, “manor in a sandy place”) in northwestern Helsinki and the street Malminrinne (Malmbrinken, “side of a sandy hill”) in downtown Helsinki.

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