I love saving money. I also love finding new ways to organize. So I really love it when I can combine the two!
My husband buys big plastic tubs of pretzels for his office — you know, the big round ones with the screw-on lid. Well, he brought a couple empty containers home one day and it was love at first sight. A little rubbing alcohol and baby oil to fully remove the sticker, and voila! A match set.
These snack barrels are great for holding all sorts of toys, and difficult (nigh unto impossible) for small hands to open, so I have some control over when certain toys can invade our home. It’s a total win-win situation!
We now have about seven or so in the girls’ room, and I don’t show any signs of stopping. Next stop: craft supplies. Then maybe Christmas decorations? Baby shoes? Games? Pantry items? Oh dear, I think I see a fetish coming on. Does this make me greedy and materialistic? I mean, they are free…for me, at least.