Welcome to this month's 10 minute ideas. This is the time when we share ideas for decorating or organizing your home that only take ten minutes. ¬†Because, sometimes, that is all we have time for. ¬† This month we are focusing on organizing ideas and I am sharing my ideas for organizing your pool area, vintage style.
If you have a pool, towels are ¬†a big part of it. ¬†My first challenge was where to keep them all. ¬†We barely have room for bath towels in our closets inside so they were not going there. ¬†Plus, they are constantly being brought in and out of the house and running through the laundry. ¬†So, my perfect and quick solution is a market cart, or as lovingly refer to it, "an old lady cart". ¬†I have a second one that I use to go to flea markets and markets, but this one is used just for the pool area. ¬†I love that is extra quirky. Clearly, at some point in its life span, the handle broke. ¬†Some industrious person married this cart with a broken shovel handle and it is good to go.
Now, if you are not lucky enough to find a vintage cart with a shovel for a handle, no worries. ¬†This one
works great too.
We keep the cart in our playhouse / pool house, but it could just as easily be rolled into a garage when not in use. ¬†When we are out at the pool, we roll it out right next to us. ¬†When the day is done, we use it to gather up the wet towels, roll it in, do the laundry and then load it right back up. ¬†It has saved a lot of frustration and only took minutes to get into place.
I also throw a bucket off the back for the pool toys. ¬†Which, at this point, are lacking. ¬†We pretty much destroyed everything by the end of last season and we are on the hunt for something new and fun. ¬†Do you have any suggestions or favorites?
And since setting up this cart will take less than 1o minutes, I thought I would also share one more vintage idea. ¬†I use a vintage drying rack set up by the pool as well. ¬†In between jumps in the pool, towels can be hung to dry and used again. ¬†That of course is if they are not thrown in a hump on the ground. ¬†I wish I had a 10 minute idea for preventing that.
Here are the rest of the great 10 minute organizing ideas from our team.
Four Generations, One Roof
Dream, Green, DIY
¬†Inspired by Charm
Thanks so much for reading and happy organizing.