Organizing Arts and Crafts, Games and Chocolate

February 14, 2008

On Wonder Years Radio recently they discussed organizing arts and crafts and the kid’s schoolwork.

I thought I would share a tip that has worked well for me when it comes to organizing games. The cardboard boxes board games come in are notorious for falling apart and getting squashed, but they take up a lot of space too.

I took all my kid’s board games out of their boxes and stacked the folded up game board into ONE large flat Rubbermaid storage container. Then I took the pieces that go with each game and placed them in quart (or gallon if needed) size resealable plastic bags.

This system takes up far less space and the pieces stay together better too.414V046G2XL__SL160_.jpg

My kids are homeschooled so we have a LOT of paper, workbooks, school books around here. I have one of those 10 Drawer Chrome Rolling Cart Storage Room Organizer things. The colored drawers make it easy for the kids to find their stuff when it’s time for school seatwork. Each kid has two drawers - his or her favorite color so they can remember. They keep their workbooks and pencils in there. The casters make it easy to move around but they lock so it doesn’t move at the wrong time.

Next to that on a shelf there is a two drawer storage container. The top drawer has crayons, stickers, paints, colored pencils, etc. The bottom drawer has paper (usually it has print on the back of it that has come from my printer. LOL!)

When it comes to art work, it’s mostly my 4 year old that produces TONS of drawings and stuff. I have an agreement with her that the day’s masterpiece goes on the fridge. Extra stuff she wants to keep goes in a princess folder. What doesn’t fit in the folder goes in the trash. She is ok with this system. I couldn’t possibly keep every piece of artwork she creates. The girl is prolific. LOL

Works for us!

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One Response to “Organizing Arts and Crafts, Games and Chocolate”

  1. Christina @ Wonder Years Radio on February 15th, 2008 1:21 pm

    Great idea about the games in a Rubbermaid container! Our board games are taking over the closet! And I’m loving that color coded roller cart…must find a use for that in the girls’ closets!

    Thanks for the shout out!

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