With two dogs, many of our dog things are doubling. When Gilfoyle joined our family, we needed another crate, different food, another leash and of course, he needed an array of his own collars (because a dog needs to be able to fashionably express himself, right? :) But we also needed to rethink some of our organization...
A year or so ago, Mike constructed a much needed, built-in, standing makeup vanity on the inside of our bathroom closet for me. His handiwork made me so proud, but that fresh canvas had begged for newfound organization. So, I pulled out my boxes, trays and loose mounds of makeup and jewelry and started over. My makeup was easy to organize - I sorted everything into acrylic makeup organizers, but I needed a custom solution for my piles of tangled jewelry. I wasn't interested in any of the jewelry organizers that I had come across and so I looked to our local thrift store for options. I left with a variety of champagne coupes and a few glass bud vases. I sorted my earrings, rings, hair pins and hair ties among the champagne coupes and stacked my bangles onto the conical vases. This has worked out well for me and I love the upright displays.
With Gilly's new things, his collars especially, I remembered the way that I had displayed my bracelets and arranged his collars similarly. For the collars, I prefered to use a straight cylinder vase and slid the collars on. Also, since Gilly and Pierogi somehow have the same neck circumference, I was able to combine both of their collars onto the vase. Although you could use other objects to achieve the same effect as a vase, a vase allows you store all kinds of other things in the center - bow ties, treats and waste bags would all fit nicely. It's very convenient!
How do you organize your dog's things?
Woof! (Hey, there!) Pierogi, Gilly and Sarah here. Thanks for stopping by our dog blog. We're a little dog-obsessed around here and Pierogi & Co. is all about inspiring you to enjoy the dog days. Because life's more fun with your best (furry) friend by your side. So grab a bone and follow along as we stop to sniff the flowers...