See how cute these Easter plush animals are, just staring out at you from the store shelf with their big, sad eyes? Wouldn’t your children just love a cute, cuddly, brand-new stuffed Easter bunny for Easter this year? Here is a bit of Easter-related organization advice:
If your kid is like so many other kids, who have a small army of stuffed animals collecting dust in their bedroom AND who refuse to get rid of any of them, then do yourself a favor and DO NOT buy your child a stuffed Easter bunny or any other Easter plush this year.
The reason is, all children seem to believe that their stuffed animals — and really, any of their toys that have eyes — are secretly alive.
Thus, the stuffed animals’ feelings would be hurt if your children gave them away.
Thus, your children will refuse to part with any of their stuffed animals.
Thus, you have to deal with stuffed animal clutter that takes up a lot of space, harbors a lot of dust, and causes battles between you and your children until they are about 18.
So be mindful this year to avoid adding to the stuffed animal chaos in your child’s bedroom. And get the word out to the grandparents and anybody else who buys your children goodies for Easter: NO MORE STUFFED ANIMALS!
Happy Stuffed Animal-Free Easter, everyone!
Do you have this problem: All of your cups and glasses look identical, so your family can never remember whose glass is whose on the kitchen counter? And as a result, everyone grabs a new glass whenever they are thirsty, so you end up with a dozen dirty glasses on the counter by the end of the day?
I figured out how to solve this! Nathan and I painted plain ceramic coasters with fun designs (no two the same!) and then wrote our names in the middle of each coaster. So now, the coasters live on the kitchen counter and whenever we drink out of a glass, we put the glass on our coaster when we are done with it! No more of the Dirty Dozen on the counter each evening!
You can make these coasters too. (Coasters, acrylic paint and cheap-o paint brushes can be found at Michael’s.) And wouldn’t it be a cute Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift?
The clever people at www.relaxdeco.com had the great idea to use a cheap-o Ikea plastic bag holder to organize their gift wrap. What a great way to save space in the closet while keeping the gift wrap from being mangled on the floor!
Here’s another great way to store rolls of gift wrap:
And here’s a post I wrote about a year ago with some more conventional ways of storing gift wrap. (Full disclosure: I just store my rolls of gift wrap in a plastic garbage sack and hang it from a sturdy hook on the inside door of the closet. Not gorgeous, but works great and the price was right.:))