Staying organized is easy and fun when the kids' art crayons, chalk, blocks, marble run and other toys are kept in pots. Yes, flower pots. I've been using them for keeping our toys neat and easy-to-find since our oldest daughter was young. I love them. Storing and organizing with flower pots is inexpensive, creative and it just looks...well, cute. These great organizers come in so many colors, but even classic terra cotta make a great place for wood blocks, dolls and little fire engines. We don't have a separate toy room, so our childrens' toys are in plain site...but, I don't have to keep them out of site with our pot organizers. The pots are as playfully fun as the toys inside them.
above left: Wood block play sets store neatly in pots—and baskets too. above right: A row of pots filled with table activities keep the kids quietly occupied while dinner is cooking. The pots filled with play dough, blocks, table games and art supplies are lined up under a bench beside our kitchen table. bottom: Planting pots come in so many sizes and shapes. This short and wide Azalea flower pot is just big enough for our barn building set. A perfect size—and color—pot can be found to store any play set.
other ways to organize your home with pots
toys and art supplies are handily stored in pots, but you can also...
1 Organize your kitchen. Kitchen utensils—wooden spoons, spatulas, whisks—are handy in tall, narrow terra cotta pots.
2 Organize your bathroom closet. Small pots are pretty places to place cotton balls, cotton swabs, and soaps. Hair accessories can be organized in one pot and first-aid items in another.
3 Organize your bedroom. Don't forget the pot saucers. Beautiful on a nightstand, they make a convenient place to keep your earrings, watch and bracelets. In your closet, planting pots are a perfect place to put socks in one and underwear in another.
4 Organize your office. A pot for pencils. A pot for scissors, rulers, and erasers. And separate teeny tiny pots for clips, staples, and push pins. ©heather cahoon • wordplayhouse®
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