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Our 3 Pups

My family has a serious love for our pups – our place is home to three canines of all different sizes and shapes.   As such we have an abundance of leashes, collars, nail clippers and the like.  Our family is pretty active and our dogs are included in much of what we do so the minute we start looking like we are going to do anything dog related pandemonium breaks out.  Hunting around for someone’s leash or collar at that time is a riotous and frustrating affair.  Unfortunately that’s been the drill over the last couple of months.  We have had no designated place to keep all of our doggie paraphernalia and with a ten year old and a fourteen year old who are responsible for daily dog walks sometimes it can be very difficult to find where the leash was left last.

I decided to remedy this problem and began the hunt for the perfect organization gadget for all the dog things.  It turns out that this was no easy task.  Although I’m not the most organized person on the block there are certain things I can’t stand in my house; one of which is leashes hanging on the walls.   That said some method of hook organization wasn’t going to do it for me.  I also have very little space where I could place a basket that one of the mutts wouldn’t get into it and defeat my organization purpose so this was proving to be a very tricky affair to be sure.  Did I mention budget?  I was not about to pay for some specialized, custom, doo-dad either.

So what’s a girl to do?

Well, I was trolling another of my favorite spots, Home Goods and happened upon this dandy of a whatcha-majigger in the clearance aisle.  I must say I believe it was made just for me!

 

This gadget houses everything I need in one place but still closes up to hide the mess.  We mounted it on the wall low enough for the 10 year old to reach in (and put away).  I think it needs some sprucing up with a little personalization on the lid – but I’m still undecided on what I will put there.  Suggestions?

It never ceases to amaze me how a little effort and thought put into a small project can make me so happy!  Please share with me your ideas for pet organization – I’m sure there are many other great solutions out there!

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