So now we have our plastic organizers we are ready to start! This week´s challenge is to go through all of your craft items, holiday knickknacks, and any other stored items that you wish to organize and to toss out what you don´t need, save what you do, and organize the items that you are saving. Then, once they are stored, label the outside of the container. You can use a pen and tape or a label maker. I purchased a label maker at Wal-Mart for $5 and it works like a gem.
Here are a few tips and suggestions to help as you organize.
Use plastic baggies for items that can be stored flat. For instance, crayons and markers work great in plastic baggies, and if you use the type that zip your kids can open and close them on their own.
Small food containers are excellent for storing buttons and other small items.
If you are a craft nut like me, consider purchasing a three-drawer stand to hold your craft needs. I bought one at a yard sale and spray painted it. In that we are keeping my daughter´s craft supplies: pens, markers, glue, kid scissors, paper, etc . . .
Use a file folder tub to hold your child´s preschool and school items. You can place important papers in one folder, such as report cards and field trip forms or release forms, and then label the activities (ABCs, numbers, etc) on various other folders in order to keep all similar skill type paperwork together.
Purchase one of the wrapping paper containers. They work wonders, take up les space, and keep your holiday wrapping paper nice and neat.
As you go through your items and store them, send in suggestions and ideas and tips that you would like to share with readers. Remember to include your first name and the state in which you live and I will credit you and your idea in a future post!