Storing crafts and games
So some posts back I promised I’d share my craft centre but I hesitated only because it is sort of a work in progress. I’m going to go ahead and show you the pictures now though and then whenever I get around to fixing it up I’ll post pictures again.
We purchased this two door stand alone closet many years ago when we lived in a much smaller home. My kitchen at the time didn’t have a pantry so this was what I used instead. It worked perfectly to fill that need and now we use it in our basement for crafts, games and puzzles.
The top half holds all my plastic shoe boxes of craft supplies. I say “my” craft supplies but really you must know I mean the kids because I don’t touch the stuff. Believe me, I’m totally allergic to arts and crafts. I’d rather stand on my head for hours straight than have to glue pom poms onto popsicle sticks. Of course that would require me to actually, you know, be coordinated enough to stand on my head which I’m totally not and so would have to learn first. But back to the crafts…here is a closer look:
I love plastic shoe boxes and they love me back, I know they do!! They flirt with me every time I open the doors.
The stuff on the top shelf on the right hand side is where my daughter keeps all her scrapbooking supplies.
The bottom half of the cabinet is the “work in progress” section. It is where I keep the kids games and puzzles.
What’s wrong with it you ask? Well nothing except that we have many more games than this…in another cupboard upstairs….gasp! What can I say, we love board games in this house and all of them get played but having them in two different locations drives me insane!!
What I’d like to do is use this whole cupboard to contain all the games/puzzles in one area and find another home for the craft supplies. However, the crafts do need to stay in the basement as that is where the craft table is. I’m trying to come up with an inexpensive storage solution that will still keep them out of the way of the baby. Maybe just some shelves on the wall but preferably something with doors. Unfortunately the playroom doesn’t have any closets. I’ll be looking for some inspiration when I hit the Solutions store again in just a little less than a week. Yeah!
Of course a little purging of the games won’t hurt either. First on my list will be Candyland! I’ll happily sit and watch that one burn! Thankfully Katrina and her game reviews have helped us move beyond the dreadful game that NEVER ends!!
I’ll let you know what I come up with…..try not to let the suspense kill you :)