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Monday, February 3, 2014

Well It's Not Storage Shelves

But it serves it's purpose.


I would LOVE to purchase that 8 cube white storage unit for my son's room. It's not even that expensive but we do not NEED it and there are other needed things right now. I would like for each of his new Christmas toys to have a permanent home mostly so that he learns to clean up and organize. Later, later will come...

In the mean time I grabbed my 20 year old can of light blue spray paint (it's at least 8 years old anyway), an empty Maxwell house jug (coffee), home made mod podge (elmers glue and water), and scribbled on a scrap of paper. It's not storage shelves but the little guy already understands that the cars go in the blue tub. He cracks me up too. I asked him if he wanted to keep his cars in "this" and he shouts, "YAY, cars!!!" and starts jumping up and down. There might actually be one organized person in this family.

I'm pretty sure that all the spray paint is going to scrape off within a months time but that picture is snug on there. It might end up a truly ugly storage container but my mission is accomplished even so and I did not spend a single penny. Score!

p.s. All of his cars fit in the tub with the lid tightly in place. I stuffed the bottom with a big toy so you could see the cars in this lovely photograph. The tub is a game for him now too. He loves trying to get the lid off and on (which he's good at but it takes effort).

5 comments:

  1. One idea a friend used. For bigger toys she used painters tape on the floor to make some "parking spaces" - where the toys had to go every night to sleep. Worked until she figured out what she wanted for the space.

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    1. That is an excellent idea and I do have painters tape. I am going to try it. I'll make a few "parking spaces," but my son is fascinated with pulling stickers off of his daddy's guitar cases. I can't imagine the parking spaces will last very long... lets experiment!

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  2. What a great idea! You are so resourceful, I love it!

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    1. thanks : )
      I haven't seen this on pinterest but I've seen lots of other recyclable containers re-purposed and I've been doing much more of it lately. I've been keeping jars for drinking out of. I have a glass juice jar that I LOVE for drinking out of because the dogs can't drink from it if I forget that I've left it sitting in the living room. And I love spaghetti jars for my son's smoothies because the lip at top makes it much less difficult for him to spill.

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  3. So happy that he's excited about it :)

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