I haven't actually posted a REAL Tackle It Tuesday in awhile, probably because most of my tackles lately have been personal, not house related. But I tackled several real projects around the house last week.
I have tried so many different ideas to try to corral the growing stuffed animal population in our household.
I have tried to sell them in garage sales, but most of them seem to find their way back into our house before the three day sale is over.
I have tried hanging them, but it doesn't work because the kids love to actually play with the animals, not just look at them.
I also tried a huge hamper. THAT didn't work because they were just overflowing the bin and I still needed another spot.
Then I saw an article in the family fun magazine last month. I usually see these great ideas in that magazine, but never get around to actually following through on the ideas.
Then I went upstairs to try to start sorting Aaron's room, preparing for our garage sale in a few weeks. Want to know what the first thing I saw was?
I am thrilled that my boys love to sit and look at books for a long time, but they NEVER seem to make it back on the shelf.
So I wondered if it might be time to try that idea I saw to corral the stuffed animal in one spot and figure out a new solution for the books.
Aaron was fascinated when I headed upstairs with a hammer, nails, and the glue gun (of course).
I started by nailing piece of elastic to make "bars" for the cage.
Here is Aaron "helping" with the nailing process
Then I used the glue gun to cover the nails with beads that I got out of our craft cabinet.
Next came time to start piling the animals into their new home.
And I even sent a picture of the finished product to the magazine.
I still need to figure out a solution to the book problem. For now, they are in baskets on the floor, making them accessible to the kids, but easily picked up off the floor.
I am quite proud of this tackle. I would love to hear any suggestions you have for the book dilemma. What a great problem to have, huh?
Have a great Tuesday.