In Which I Admit Defeat and Buy a Helmer
Okay okay okay, I give up. I said I didn’t want a helmer. I swore I wouldn’t buy one. A file cabinet for nail polish? PAH! BALDERDASH!
The problem is, I keep buying new polishes and exceeding capacity in all of my other solutions. This weekend I came to a crossroads. I could either buy another large rolling bin or a Helmer. I decided to buy the one that gave me the most future capacity. Besides, the big rolling bin grouped everything together in a way that was difficult to keep organized. Finding the polishes I was looking for wasn’t easy. More, smaller shelves permits more organization.
I didn’t expect to have to assemble it myself. I mean, it’s Ikea so of course I should have realized it, but since the cabinet is metal I really thought it would be mostly put together. But putting together the metal pieces was as easy as assembling their wood furniture. The only place I ran into a problem was the drawer backs. It really helps to follow the directions. I chose to glance at the directions and choose an arbitrarily incorrect way of putting them together, resulting in cuts, blood blisters and a lot of cussing. Three drawers were wrong before I realized how I was supposed to do it. When I went back to fix them things went much more smoothly.
Hey want to see what’s in my drawers? I haven’t decided whether to go full OCD and line them up by brand or shade yet. You can really see my color preferences here. Buy all of the blues, purples and metallics!