I have a small bathroom. Not a tiny bathroom like I know some of you have to deal with, but a small one that has very little counter space and only two tiny, narrow drawers. It has a cabinet under the sink, and a wide "medicine cabinet" behind the mirrors and a cabinet over the toilet. It's a working bathroom....meaning it's often cluttered with the everyday stuff that we women think we can't live without. It's critical to me that I be able to clear those counters quickly if company drops by. But just clearing it is easy since I could throw it all under the sink willy nilly...I need to be able to clear it and then retrieve it easily when company is gone! Typically my counter space looks like this:
The Tammy bag has set me free! Well, not really, but it sure has helped a lot. First I made this one for all my makeup and lotions:
All of this fits easily into this!
Then I thought...I should make another for all the other stuff, like deodorant and toothpaste and contacts so that I have the perfect travel bag. So here's what I did: (no pockets on this one because it's just for travel)
Actually this is all three of the bags I made to go together. The small one holds a travel size contact solution, a contact case, and eye drops. The other two hold all this:
I used a laminate fabric for the interior of each one:
So if anything happens to spill I can just wipe it up!
Now when company comes my counter looks like this:
The big basket with my mouthwash in it sits right on top of the towels under the sink, and the Tammy Bag sits on top of the washcloths. The other Tammy Bag with deodorant, etc. in it, sits on top of the hand towels...and I have clean and neat counters!
I'm giving away a little bag today - not a Tammy Bag, but a trash bag for your car. There's a button on the tab that, when shut into your glove compartment, will keep the bag hanging securely. (I'll be adding a few little things to sweeten the bag.) It's the perfect size for straw wrappers when you get that Diet Vanilla Coke from Sonic. What, I'm the only one who likes those? :) I'll draw from all those who comment on this post.
Thanks so much to Madame Samm for coordinating this blog hop....be sure you go visit the other bloggers today. You're going to be glad you did!
June 13th ( thursday)
Marlene (you are here)