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Organizing Kids Craft Supplies – No Longer Out of Control!


My kids and I have amassed a large collection of art supplies.  Obviously, from the picture above you can see that our organizational system (ie: a basket and a box) was not working so well.  The craft supplies were taking over my laundry room, I was tripping over them, and my 1 year old thinks it is her duty to take a few items and litter the house with them each time someone leaves the laundry room door open.

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I bought this cabinet from Walmart.com and chose “Pick it up Today.”  For just $29.47 I had a cheap solution that solved my problem!  The first thing I did was sort the craft supplies to try to figure out how to organize them in the new cabinet.

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I remembered I had a bunch of empty diaper wipe boxes that would work great for corralling items in the cabinet.  I went and found my stash and I was right!  They fit perfectly!  {Hey that’s green – reusing items – and FREE!  The best kind.}  I found a couple of other containers I had lying around for holding other supplies, like a big cup from a show at Phillips Arena for markers, a take-out container for paint brushes, and a coffee container for glue sticks.

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Every item now has a home in the cabinet and it is infinitely easier to locate the items we need for projects.  Everytime I go in laundry room and I see my tidy little cabinet I smile.  I love being organized. {I’m weird like that!}.

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To finish off the project I added some labels to the containers.  They make it much easier to remember where I put little bits of this and that.  I found my labels online but I can’t find the link for the life of me.  however, I found two very similar ones here and here.  You can see other printable labels I’ve found on my pinterest board here.

What do you think?  I think I have regained a little bit of my sanity. ;)

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  1. Great idea with the baby wipes containers.
    How did you wrap them and what did you cover them with?

    • Denisesawyer says:

      The wipes containers were already printed. ;)
      They were Huggies and one had children’s handprints and the other was just a pretty yellow design. Wipes boxes come in all sorts of cute designs now! Isn’t that fantastic! ;)

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