I always have empty Clorox Wipes tubs lying around. I peeled the wrappers off of them, but they needed just a bit more. I looked at fancy duct tape and patterned contact paper, but it's fairly expensive. Then, on a random trip to the Dollar Store, I found this beautifully tacky, yet somewhat charming, faux wood grain contact paper. Cover the tubs and...matching storage.
|I wish I would have started saving these years ago. If I had, everything in my home would be organized in contact paper covered Clorox tubs.|
While I was putting these together, which literally took about one minute, I noticed that Eli was kind of wandering around aimlessly. Road making time.
|When the contact paper only cost $1, I didn't feel bad about sticking it to the floor, knowing we might be done with it in an hour.|
While Eli and I were racing cars, I found that Abby had absconded away with my newly covered tubs and began organizing her crayons. She did not even want to let them go so that I could take a few pictures.
|You go right ahead and organize, sweet girl.|
So, $1 made for three very happy people on a gray, getting colder when it should be getting warmer, April morning.
I guess you could count me happy two times. As I was getting the pictures around for this post, I found Eli organizing his Legos with our newly covered tubs. So, I have new and matching tubs, two kids that used these same tubs to organize, AND they were occupied. I wasn't a math teacher for nothing...that makes me happy THREE times, Eli happy two times (racing cars and organizing Legos), and Abby happy once (organizing crayons). That, folks, was a well spent dollar.