Thursday, January 6, 2011

Moving right along - in secret

I have been having computer issues the last few days, hence no posts.  But, I have been up to no good in the playroom none the less. 

On Tuesday I spent my 15 minutes pondering the issue of artwork storage.  My girls hate to part with their creations, and are known to tape them to any surface known to man.  So, I decided to give them each a basket for their completed work and when it reaches the top, we will all look at the work before "saving" it.  These baskets have been around my house in various rooms for over 5 years, so no cost associated and when I get to the office, I have two less things to organize.

On Wednesday, I organized the board game shelves, whittled down the stuffed animal menagerie, and finally put some of Abby's craft kits in the craft storage area.  We have no closets downstairs in our 201 year old home, but we do have steps leading to a basement I never use.  So, that area serves as our craft closet and a major source of annoyance anytime we need a repair to our furnace, hot water heater, etc.  I still need to go through that area, but that's for another day.


 So in two days I spent 30 minutes, organized 4 shelves and 2 baskets, donated 8 stuffed animals and gathered another grocery bag full of recycling.


  1. One of my friends had a brilliant idea of taking pictures of their artwork and then at the end of each year, creating a photo book with all the pictures of it!!! I am giving it a try this year.

  2. I was going to suggest the same thing as that is what we are doing too. Also can use the projects as gift wrap or greeting cards.

  3. Our issue is that my girls have unlimited access to their craft supplies, and love crafts more than any other activity, so an average weekend results in 5-10 creations per child!
    I just don't know what I could do with 500-1000 pieces of art each year, not counting what they bring home from school. I must draw the line somewhere.