Monday, June 21, 2010

Supply Storage

We live in a small house and I have tried to be pretty inventive on storing things so that our stuff is easily used but also not super cluttered.  I have by no means mastered this skill but I am slowly working on improving the systems in our home.

Craft supplies have been difficult to store because my youngest likes to color on everything with any type of pen or paint she can find.  I don't know how she does it but there always seems to be some sort of writing utensil that she finds!!  This means I don't want to keep the craft supplies accessible to the kids all the time but I do want them to be usable.  Also, I have a hard time with the idea that sometimes we don't get them all picked up before we move to the next craft adventure.  With all of this in mind, I decided that keeping craft supplies out of reach of the kids was the best idea for our family.

While our house is small, one thing we do have is storage above our kitchen cabinets.  I just found great baskets at Michael's on sale.  These baskets are fun and cute but also very practical because each basket has a small chalkboard on the front.  They come in different sizes and are easy to use with handles.  This is a very practical use of space above our cabinets and it will help us keep our craft, play dough, and other less used supplies in good condition.