Friday, August 2, 2013

A Solution to Puzzles

Our kid cupboard is overflowing with boxes.

Toys, games, puzzles.

Generally I like to transfer toys with itty bits into a plastic tub with a lid and label it. Easy to sort, right?

Puzzles, though, they were driving me bugnuts--getting mixed together, the boxes jammed into the cupboard, refusing to compact.

They just take up space.

Then I had an idea:

Why P? For Peter Parker, of course! And because S was taken by the Star Wars puzzle...

So I had the kids put them all together to check for missing pieces, and then marked the back of the pieces with a letter to identify which puzzle it belonged to.

Then I put them in a dollar store pencil case and labelled it, cutting the picture of the finished puzzle out of the box to add to the bag.

Suddenly those puzzles weren't taking up as much space, the boys were proud of taking part in the organization, and I was smiling.

How do you keep your kids' toy cupboard in order? Any rearranging?


  1. You, my friend, are a genius.

  2. Haha! One person fooled... now, on to the rest of the world... muahaha!

  3. Brilliant! This is Pinterest quality brilliance! I am giving you a gold star for awesomeness. This is now a project for the next "I don't know what to do" day.

  4. Aw, shucks, Dawn! I'm honoured! :D