Apr 032014
 

dvd stand newSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESA few months ago, I was searching craigslist for a small bookcase (I’m always looking for new storage), and I happened upon a DVD stand that met my needs. A couple of texts later and $10 to a person I’d never met before, and it was mine. It fits next to my book case perfectly and allows me to open and close my entertainment center without any problems. What I really love about it, is that I’m able to create shelve heights that meet my requirements. I’m able to fit odd sizes without any issues, and I was able to clear my bookcase of my books.

I love how simple finding storage on craigslist is. Nearly anything can be converted into toy storage, whether it be a dvd stand or a suitcase. When you put your mind to it, the possibilities are nearly endless.

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One thing that I found to be useful was a tie hanger (or belts, or scarves). I’ve had this thing forĀ years and have never had the heart to throw it out. I’ve used it for scarves, but it was never really effective, as I like my scarves extra long. It’s sad how long it took me to realize what it could be used for. I look at it ever day for years, and it finally hits me. Oh, well.

I know this is only effective for so long, as I’m always expanding my collection, but I will be able to hang future floggers and the like. In the mean time, I love how it looks, and having everything in one place. What really turned me on about it, was the fact that my Plunge Paddle fits perfectly onto the hook. It’s snug but it does fit, and that is what really sealed the deal, since the Plunge Paddle picks up lint like crazy.

dildo basket

dildo bags

Two things here, the basket and the bags. I found the basket at Target for 5 bucks, I think. I liked the design and the fact that I can use it on my bookcase, or in the shower. The bags I found in clearance at the drugstore around the corner. The bags are actually laundry bags that are machine washable and have no loose strings or lint. They came in three different sizes, but the smaller ones were more effective for my large dildos. I love being able to use bags that don’t leave lint on my toys, and don’t require me to struggle putting the toys into them. I do use plastic baggies for some of my toys, but I wish there were more options out there, like these bags.

I’m always on the hunt for new storage, and I do my best to share what I find. I hope that this helps you or someone find new, effective, low-cost, storage.

New Storage area

Aug 302013
 

New Bags.

Did I mention I love organizing my toys?

It really is the little things that can make a huge difference in my mood. I was having a mediocre morning, shopping at Wal-mart for laundry detergent and Pull-Ups for my son, when my day took a cheerful turn. I just happened to see one of the make-up bags I use for my glass toys on the clearance aisle. I wasn’t going to get it, since I already have the color, but I figured maybe they got in something new. I went over to the make-up aisle and saw these bags. They were $4, and spacious without being obnoxiously large. I figured I’d put my Comet G Wand in one, and save the other for a toy in the future. Turns out my Ella fits in there perfectly. I usually keep Ella and the Comet G in a drawer organizer in my nightstand. Since I’m going to be getting some more vibes soon, they’ll be relocating. Perfect timing.

I love finding new things to store toys in.

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New Bags w/ Toys

Aug 172013
 

BriefcaseThe Briefcase

I got the briefcase off of craigslist. I’d been looking for another wooden suitcase, and this thing popped up. I met a lady in front of a grocery store and it was mine for $15. I love craigslist for things like this. It’s not a sensible form of storage, in the long run. But, since my glass collection isn’t too large, it works out well. I don’t have to worry about them getting beaten up or jostled about.

Open briefcaseInside the Briefcase

Inside I keep all of my shipping receipts, measuring tape, rulers, wipes, and of course my storage bags and pouches. When I got the case, the inside was lifting, and I was half tempted to tear it all the way off. I did peel it back to where I’d have to really tear it apart, and cleaned off all of the old glue. Then I got some Gorilla Glue, and lathered it on. The bottle says to apply pressure, so I had a knife block, juice bottles, a 5lb thing of sugar, holding it down. It worked! It stank for awhile, but I sprayed it down with Febreeze.

Now on to my bags and pouches. To be honest I only use two actual toy pouches. One was sent to me when I bought my Randy from a friend, and the other I haven’t found a replacement yet. My zippered bags are either make up bags (pencil/brush bags) or pencil pouches. I found them either in the make up department or in the back to school bins. I got quite a few of them on clearance for 99c to $3. Unless a glass toy was a special shape, was extremely huge, or extremely expensive, I don’t think that I’d ever spend the extra dough on expensive storage bags. Not since my case doesn’t get jostled around. It sits in between the bookcase and the entertainment center. I’ll expand it as time goes on, but until then, it’s just the briefcase. There’s something very official about hearing the clicks of the locks when going to get a toy.

Pouches

Pouches and Toys