I feel like I never post anything but recipes anymore. This wasn’t supposed to be a food blog, damnit! I’ve mentioned before that I’m just terrible at remembering to take pictures at every stage of a recipe; well I’m even worse with crafts and home improvement/housekeeping projects. So if I have pictures of food but no pictures of crafts, I guess I’ll be stuck just posting recipes all the time. But in a rare stroke of luck, I managed to remember to take a couple pictures while changing up my bra storage plan.
I’m sure it seems really dumb that I even think about bra storage, doesn’t it? From what I gather, most people just throw their bras in a drawer. Like they do with panties and socks. But here’s the thing: I freaking hate drawers for clothing storage. Just throwing everything in the drawer means I have to rifle around for the one pair of black tights I was looking for, but I’m not crazy about the alternatives. For tights, panties, and socks, I’ve been using this honeycomb organizer and that works for me. But for bras I haven’t previously found something that doesn’t disappoint me. I’ve tried a variation of this DIY bra hanger, but I found that my bras flopped around in an unpleasant manner. For the past couple years, I’ve been neatly lining my bras up in a drawer but again, it hasn’t been ideal. I’d love to say that when putting up laundry I always have the patience to neatly line my bras up in that drawer. I’d also love to be able to say that I never just throw all of my clean bras on top of my printer in my armoire, rendering said printer inaccessible.
I spent pretty much all of December getting ready for a party which meant that I neglected my laundry duties. So yesterday I woke up and did ALL THE LAUNDRY. I have no idea how many loads I did, but I feel like I had to wash about 3/4 of my wardrobe. And then put it up. During a particularly I-don’t-wanna moment, I decided that I was not going to put my bras in a drawer anymore. I just didn’t want to. So I hung up a belt/tie rack and now I can hang my bras from that.
I feel like it’s pretty normal to have a gap somewhere in your closet where you keep unused hangers, right?
When I moved into my house, my closet had just one clothes rod and said rod was hung on that 2×4 you see on the wall. Obviously that wasn’t going to work out! When I installed the other rods, I thought I was going to get around to taking out the ugly 2×4 but it’s just never been a priority. Maybe I’ll paint it? Anyway, today I was glad that the 2×4 was still there because I didn’t need to look for a stud or drywall anchor when hanging this tie rack.
I thought about just hanging up cute bras, but this blog is about reality. And reality includes a lot of lightly-lined beige tshirt bras. And do you see that shiny white monstrosity? That’s an Enell sports bra. I’ll be honest here: they are ugly as hell. But damn if they don’t hold your girls still when you run.