I just love a good party, and today I’m participating in a gathering of bloggy minds that we can ALL benefit from. Wendy at The Shabby Nest
, and the Pretty Organizer
, are hosting the Conquering Kids Clutter Linky Party!
Now, if you can’t use ideas like this, then well, you’re just not normal.
My first contribution is pretty simple actually. My kids are notorious for leaving small “trinkets” of mess all around the first floor of our house. Baskets to the rescue! I had some small baskets perfect for small messes. I made tags for each child, placed the baskets on the steps, and now when I find something that belongs upstairs, it goes in the appropriate child’s basket. Ideally, they take the basket upstairs with them and unload it frequently, but that usually takes NAGGING, which is my second contribution (just kidding).
Here’s a picture. Of the baskets, not the nagging, you don’t want to see that.
My second contribution is my toy box/coffee table. I “reinvented” my kids’ old toy box in to a storage coffee table for our family room, to house all of the Wii games and accessories they got for Christmas. Here’s a picture:
(Sorry to my regular readers that have already seen this, but I’m hoping to make some new friends today!) If you’d like to see the transformation in progress, look here.
Thanks for coming by today, be sure to check out all of the other ideas at the party!