Having to grab a leash from one part of the house, then go to another area for food and paw wipes can be a little inefficient. That’s when I realized it was time to put everything in one spot, and the organizing began. Simple organization for pet supplies is another easy way of keeping the house tidy and grouping things together.
Over the years our little Mea has definitely accumulated her own set of things. Especially after 12 years, I think it’s to be expected.
Luckily, there’s enough space in the kitchen so we can put her stuff in one of the cabinets. It’s nice to be able to group it all in one area.
I used to have Mea’s leashes and poo bags in the hall closet, thinking it would be easier for us to grab and go. But we only ended up having to go from one place in the house to another for her stuff.
Putting it all in the cabinet is much more efficient and organized.
So, Mea’s area is in the cabinet below our tea drawer. This is the perfect spot so we can still grab and go since it’s the closest to the door.
This is what it looks like when you open the cabinet.
I really like that I can see everything and know exactly where her stuff goes.
First, on the door is a basket to hold her leashes and poo bags.
I really wanted to make these the most accessible since we use them multiple times a day to take her out.
We usually walk her 3-4 times a day, 2 long walks and 1-2 short ones. It’s important for her to get enough exercise, especially since we live in an apartment and don’t have a backyard for her to run around and get some sun.
I like to think keeping up with Mea’s exercise is why she’s still so spunky in her older age…shhh don’t tell her I said that hehe.
The basket I bought at TJ Maxx for $4. It came in a brown color so I just painted it white, exactly like I did with the baskets in my pantry.
Mea has 2 leashes. One is her harness, and the rope one is a training leash we bought a couple years back.
I’m also currently looking into some compostable poo bags so we can stop using the plastic ones. So if you have any suggestions of some good ones I’m all ears! 🙂
Paw Wipes, Clothes & Travel
Next, on the shelf are Mea’s paw wipes and spray.
The wipes are microfiber cloths I bought at the Dollar Tree. We hang the one we’re using on a command hook and for her paw spray I repurposed a glass bottle that my face toner comes in.
We wipe her paws after every walk so she doesn’t track any extra dirt in the house. It helps to keep our couches clean too since she does lay on them throughout the day.
Behind the spray is a basket with extra wipes and her travel bag.
We just use this simple black bag to pack her stuff whenever we travel.
Under the bag are some of her clothes.
I don’t put too many clothes on her because Mea loves her birthday suit, but she’s got some sweaters for the winter.
The U of A onesie Eric bought when she was spayed to help keep her from itching. She doesn’t use it anymore, but for some reason I can’t bring myself to get rid of it yet. It still sparks joy! I don’t think Mea would agree though haha.
When we take her to the groomers they always put these cute little hankies on her.