For the last week I have been on a mission to organise those annoying bits and pieces about the house and garden. I hope to pop some posts up about these little projects because even if your abode doesn’t suffer from the same annoyance, you might get some inspiration to help you with something about the house. I know that is often how I get my ideas on how to tackle things. Today I focused on the tackling some kid’s mess.
My 4-year-old loves activity books. You know the sort… with pre-writing, easy letter or number activities?
A while back I bought a whole heap of them on sale and they each came with a set of flash cards. He has every conceivable set available – numbers, letters, words just to name a few.
I had these stored in a basket but the boys had got into it for some card-throwing fun. All the sets were jumbled and their cardboard cases squished. They needed some organising know how.
Not too long ago I picked up one of these very cute A5 accordion file at Officeworks for just a few dollars.
I loved the green colour and knew something or other would benefit from its addition to the house. Enter the flash cards.
After spending a ridiculous amount of time rearranging the cards into their packs, I slotted them into the file and labelled each section.
As for the activity books, they had been kept messily in a drawer. I thought it best to pull them out and place them into something that made them easier to see and access.
I rummaged through my storage cupboard to find a Mimi Separator from Howards Storage World. I had used it to store things in my freezer of all places but it was no longer needed.
It has handles and is perfect for moving to where the action is taking place
Now that these things are neat, I have decided that they are more than welcome to stay out. I found a place for them in the kids’ playroom. By adding this cute container that once had a life as a recipe holder, I added some pencils and made a little station for these activities.
I love it when you find a nifty solution to your organising problems. Especially when you find the solution amongst the items making your storage cupboard messy. It is like killing two birds with one stone!