Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday: Housework and Books

In preparation for my MIL to visit Friday afternoon, I went psycho in house cleaning mode on Friday morning. I got rooms done that hadn't been taken care of in ages, including finding our bedroom floor which hadn't been done in quite a long time (I think ever since I hid Christmas presents in there back in December.)

I also found a way to tackle SOME of the book dilemma in our house. Noah's bed is actually the top part of a bunk bed that my parents gave us awhile back. It sits about 2 feet off the floor with a border all the way around. We had an ongoing problem of whenever he would have reading time in his bed, he would take a pile of books to his bed, and then just drop them on the floor when he was done.

My first solution was to divide them into nice baskets at the end of his bed, but they seemed to be in his way when it was time to go to bed at night.

A couple of weeks back, I shared with you a tackle that I got out of the Family Fun magazine. I had also seen an idea from that same magazine about a way to handle books in bunk beds, and after much finagling on the part of my husband, we made it work. We attached a window box holder to the end of his bed.

Now whenever Noah is reading in bed at night, or Aaron at quiet time (yes, they both use that bed at different times), they can sit and look at books and they can go right back into the flower box when they are through with them.

We still have the problem upstairs with overflowing books, but like I've stated before, is there a better problem to have than books that are read TOO OFTEN?

Have a great Tuesday!


bethn said...

What a fabulous idea! I'll have to remember it if Dylan ever decides to sleep in the top bunk in his room.

Courtney said...

I don't think there is a better problem to have & I love the solution in Noah's room.

AZMom said...

What a GREAT solution!!! Way to go!