Here's a collection of "Yay--It worked!" simple projects.
1--Wrapping Paper Storage. While wandering IKEA the other day (who else loves that place?) I remembered a brilliant picture of a plastic bag holder used as wrapping paper storage. So I picked one up.
We don't have many rolls of wrapping paper, but what we do have has been precariously leaned in a corner of our closet or stuffed under our bed. Look at it now!
2--Little Kid Alarm Clock. During the same trip to IKEA I also picked up a blue star light. Our 3 year old had been starting a bad habit of getting up earlier and earlier (and remember the time he got up super early to eat brownie pops?) We couldn't put a clock in his room though because he's in bed by 6:30...and we wanted his "ok wake up time" to be 7 the next morning, just like his sisters. I'm pretty sure sometimes he'd look at the 7 PM time and be certain that he could get up! So we bought a digital timer (like what you'd use if you were setting up your lights for going on vacation) and set this light to turn on at 7 AM. Now he knows that he can come out of his room when his star light turns on. So far it's totally working!
3--Bag Clips from Hangers. I took a couple of these pants hangers (that I never use anyway) from my kids' closets and clipped off the ends with pruning shears. Then I passed the cut end over a flame to melt any possibly sharp edges.
Do you have a useful tip for this fine Wednesday?
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