Impeccable Obsession – The Polytherm Grid System

Although I am an organizer and things on counters make me hate the world, I am equally guilty of populating those spaces just like anyone else. Most recently, my counter space violation occurred in my laundry room/closet. For many months (Yes, I will admit that. It was many months. Probably more.), I collected my laundry detergent, stain spray, iron, dryer sheets, what have you, on the top of my dryer. Sure… I  took an empty clementine box and went d.i.y on organizing them. But it simply wasn’t enough. Doing laundry had gone from being gratifying and cathartic  (Mom, you taught me well) to resentment inducing. I hated my shelf-less walls. I kept thinking I should just invest in an Elfa shelving system, but the Elfa funds went to my double closet turned home office. So, the proverbial buck had stopped there. And that was when it alllllll changed. On my most recent visit to my second home, the Container Store, I came across a product that I had come across so many times before, but resisted as I had already filled my cart with lazy susans, clear drawers, and glass spice jars. It was the Polytherm Grid System. In case you didn’t know, the Polytherm Grid System is a series of different sized metal grid panels that come with various and sundry baskets that you can hook on to the grid. When I saw this with fresh eyes, I suddenly realized that it was the perfect thing for my naked laundry room walls. Most of all, it was inexpensive, which, as we all know, is not always the case at the Container Store. And thus, my obsession was born.

Impeccable Obsession of the Week

The Polytherm Grid System –

As you can see by the photos, its uses don’t stop at detergent. It can be used for anything. Although it is not the most aesthetically pleasing piece, its function and simplicity more than compensate. If you’re having counter issues and your walls are begging for clothing, consider this system. I now approach my hamper with great anticipation and overwhelming pride. I am truly my mother’s daughter.

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