Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tidy Storage Baskets

For two years we lived with dolls and pink everywhere. Then my son came along and we had to welcome cars, trains and balls. Unfortunately these items are all over the house and we are constantly tripping on them. I have been trying to figure out what to do with them and finally found a solution that works for us. This past weekend while at Target I walked by the Clearance section and noticed they had all the Easter items 90% off!!! My son immediately gravitated to some baskets and suddenly I knew we had figured out our storage issue.

OK so here is the dreaded BEFORE picture.

Enter the previously $9.99 but now clearanced to 99 cents baskets:

Cue Hallelujah music because I'm a happy Mommy!

I think these baskets were meant to be used for storage under this train table, look how well they fit!

It takes very little to make me happy these days. One sure way is organization!

And the best part is that the little man loves the baskets and can carry them to different rooms in the house to play with his little toys. This morning he brought the cars one to my bathroom and played nicely while I got ready. Once I was done he picked all the cars up, put them in the basket and took them to his room. Yippee!!!

I still have a ton of baskets that I scored for 9 cents each that I will highlight in another post since I'm not done with them yet. Stay tuned!

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Lisa said...

Great idea!!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Super cute...I'll bet that makes cleanup fun too!

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Corna said...


Patti said...

I love anything that keeps things organized!! Cute idea!

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Ginger said...

Awesome idea! My son has the same Lightning McQueen car basket...maybe I should let him use it for his cars too!


Melissa said...

Super clever....cute and the right size