Do we have to spend a fortune for organized homes? I submit that we do not! Enter my recycling bin!
I spy a new magazine file for holding paperback early reader books. Now squint a little...can you see it?
There it is!
The biggest challenge for me was wrapping the box. If you ask anyone who has ever received a gift from me, they will reveal that I am not known for my mad gift-wrapping skills; fortunately, this little cereal box turned magazine file turned out just fine!
The next area in need of a revamp in our home is our pencil storage. They seem to multiply somehow in the drawer, resulting in a cascade of pencils on a regular basis. Despite the plethora of pretty pencils, we can never seem to find one when needed for homework time.
Fortunately this plastic parmesan cheese shaker bottle has the perfect size holes for providing some lonely pencils a home, where they are easily accessible. Add a little scrapbook paper, and the container is as pretty as the pencils.
You may remember from my post on making chores fun with kids that we instituted a system for allowance. No need for fancy piggy banks that may break or lose their "plug"; I'm speaking from experience as we have buried two piggy banks for those reasons. Just use a razor blade to cut a hole in the plastic lid of an oatmeal canister, cover the canister with pretty paper, and you're on your way!
You never know what fate might await the next unsuspecting food storage container!
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