Thursday, May 3, 2012

William Morris: The Vacuum and the Closet

I don't like my vacuum.

It's floppy and untidy.

You can't leave it out without it sprawling all over everywhere and you can't put it in the coat closet without it sprawling all over the coats. (There is no other closet for it to call home.)

When I painted the coat closet (as part of my two month-long spring cleaning extravaganza) I vowed to do something about the beast, so I googled some combination of "vacuum hose holder" "vacuum hose storage" until I found this:

I ran, no, I flew to IKEA to buy it with my very own "blow" money and then it sat around waiting for me to put it up.

Finally, I figured out how best to do it and put it up and hung up the hose.

I also rehung my mop and broom on the opposite side and now the coat/cleaning closet won't attack anyone who hangs up a coat (or puts away her backpack.)

Sometimes something useful can create something beautiful.

Linking up to Jules and the gang for the William Morris coffee klatch happening (almost) every Thursday at Pancakes and French Fries.


Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said...

Well that's a handy little gadget. I'm going to have to see if they have those here too. I love and hate IKEA at the same time. It's an impulse buyers worse nightmare. Although I haven't been in there since starting WM-- so perhaps I'd cope better in there now :)

Alana in Canada said...

I hear ya about impulse buying--I think buying that thing was the first time I ever got out of the place ithout buying a$100 orth of stuff. (I did buy lightbulbs, too, though that as it! I was so proud of myself)

onshore said...

Wohoo, that is very functional, we have similar in the cleaning cabinet (which I meant to do a post about). We had a holder there when we moved in. From the angle you took the last pic it looks like you've removed the vacuum there totally.

Melissa said...

That's a nifty organizer! I need to rethink the hanging system in my broom/vacuum closet, because it's really not working. Broom handles whack you on the head every time you open the door. Glad you found a solution!

May said...

Wow, I could use that very gadget!

Alice Almighty said...

Why is it that the coat closet is always the vacuum closet too? Your solution is so... tidy! I am impressed!

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