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Organizing Cubes

February 17, 2009

by Shanelle

I’ve had these wonderful shelving units with cubes/bins for over a year now. They are perfect for stashing anything and everything into. However, the kids never had any idea what was in them, so they would…
(a) go ignored (meaning toys were not played with) or
(b) get dumped out to see what was inside (meaning a nice big mess for me to clean up) or
(c) my lovely “helpful” husband would shove anything on the floor into any bin looked good that day (meaning yet another unorganized hidden mess).
A couple months ago I had the idea to take pictures of the inner contents. Great idea, right? Sure, but I couldn’t come up with a way to attach the pictures with anything but packaging tape (too tacky, I wanted cute!). A couple nights ago it hit me: contact paper and ribbon! I put contact paper on both sides of the pictures, hole-punched, and tied ribbon to the handles of the cubes. It’s cute, it’s organized, and (everyone cross your fingers with me here) will help my kids play with and put away their toys!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2009 5:18 am

    awesome idea!!! I love it! I came over after I saw that you featured my Baby chick craft, but it is I who will be featuring you (look for it this Sunday).

  2. April 5, 2009 11:52 pm

    That is a cute idea. I put labels on my son’s toy drawers, and my husband still puts thing back in the wrong drawers. Maybe he needs pictures too. 😉

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