Good Morning! Over the last few weeks I've felt like I have lived more in a toy store than in an actual home! Yes, it's the invasion of Hazel's toys and although I have become accustom to living in between Mr. Potato head, countless animals that sing and the usual blocks, I decided that a little organization was necessary and much needed. After eyeing several baskets at Target, Crete and Barrel and Pottery Barn I realized that they were not in my budget (all ranging from 39.99 on up, yikes). I decided that on my usual weekly thrift store rounds, that I would scout out the basket situation.
I was in luck when I stumbled upon a good sized basket at Goodwill and the priced made me smile....$2.99! YES, score!!!!
The one thing about my $2.99 basket is that it didn't have the cute little chalkboard label like the other baskets that I had been admiring. So I decided to make my own out of photo matting, chalkboard paint and some small gaged wire.
It turned out perfect and the basket serves a great purpose! Of course, with the holiday's coming, a good cleaning out of toys in both the living room and Hazel's room will be in order to make room for some new toys. Below I have listed a few places that take gently used toys to be given away to less fortunate kiddos this holiday season! I hope you will check it out!