Sunday, September 13, 2020

Masks Managed - Hanging Baskets

 Anyone that really knows me knows that I'm a bit of an organization nut.  As my mom drilled into my head as I was growing up "a place for everything and everything in it's place."

I had been getting frustrated with the mask situation in this house.....which ones were clean and which ones weren't, who's are who's and the stacks of them on top of various tables and countertops all over the place.  With school starting next week, I had to come up with a solution that would solve these issues.

I found a tutorial online for these cute fabric hanging baskets that are the perfect size and they're now on the wall in our mudroom, right next to the door everyone uses to head out in the morning.


Of course, I tried the pattern first with one for me to see how difficult it was (it wasn't at all) and to see what the finished size was.  It turned out to be 8" tall, not counting the hanging loop, 6" wide and 3" deep.  It's big enough to hold more than a dozen masks.


Sunshine was home at the time so I had her pick out fabrics for her bin next.  I was surprised by her choices but it turned out cute and she's happy with it.

Once Jammer got home that afternoon, I had him pick out fabrics for his bin. I don't have much in the way of "guy" fabrics so he picked these Blue and Green prints.
Hubs was at work so he didn't get to pick his fabrics.  I used the one "guy" fabric that I found in my stash.  Although he doesn't sail, it works for him.

I'm thrilled how well this little project turned out and even more thrilled that now I don't have to deal with masks being left all around the house.

I even came across Jammer's old baby hamper that's now right inside the door from the mudroom for everyone to drop their dirty mask into the minute they walk in the house from school or work.  Once live returns to a time when we don't have to wear a mask everywhere we go, I'm sure I'll find another use for these hanging baskets.  My crew are notorious for just putting things down where ever when they walk in and that just doesn't work for me.

5 of you added your own colorful comments:

Kathy E. said...

You've come up with a solution that many of us have with those masks! Using the Command Hooks is a perfect way to keep them in line on the wall and still be able to take them down "when" our masks and holders are no longer needed! (May that time come sooner than later.)

Lori said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful idea. I love this idea. Do you remember what the name of this bag is called or where you got it. Organization here we come. Thanks so much for this idea.
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I love this idea!! we just have the lingerie bags sitting on the top of the dryer - this is WAY more cute!!

FlourishingPalms said...

Thanks for sharing these makes! Your concept for their use is excellent. Though we're just hanging the few masks we have on 3M Command hooks, the idea of the baskets is great... maybe for scrap fabrics? My canvas bins are over-stuffed with scraps, so maybe some of these would relieve the pressure. Ha! I appreciate your link to the tutorial. Thank you!

Quiltsmiles said...

Michele, Brilliant idea for mask control. Where is the link for this? please....