So, today I wanted to share with you something that has worked to help keep us a little more organized.  If you’re a mom of little kids, you know they’re natural tendency is to be hoarders.  They have a million hobbies and collectibles.  Not to mention the ‘prizes’ they seem to endless come home with.

Instead of keeping a pile of all the items mentioned above, I decided to search for storage containers that would not only be useful, but also aesthetically pleasing.  One of the things I love is my vintage soda crate.  I bought it at a flea market for $10 and I filled some of the spots with canning jars and others I kept open.  We’ve filled it with pencils, markers, paint brushes along with miscellaneous items like the lanyards they are working on right now.  The kids know where to put their items and it keeps their room nice and tidy!