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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chalkboard Storage Tubs from Upcycled Wipes

We go though a TON of Pampers wipes around here.

I try to make a valiant effort to conserve and buy wipe refills, but inevitably the tubs come up missing and we end up buying a replacement tub.

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The kiddo's love to store their valuables in these tubs. Recently they've accumulated quite a few.

Can I tell you how frustrating it is to open (what you think is) a box of wipes (mid-diaper change) only to discover it's full of cars, or puzzle pieces, or bells?

I needed a way to visually separate their storage tubs from the actual wipes.

Here was my solution:Pin It

The kids LOVE scribbling on them. And, I haven't mistaken a tub of crayons for wipes since!


Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

What a smart organization tool! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Charmain said...

Thanks Alison! I imagine I'm not the only person w/ little kiddos that has a bunch of these tubs floating around the house!! It's nice to find a way to re-use them.

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

How fun! I think they look a TON better with the paint, too!

Claire said...

Great idea! I thought you spray painted the tubs that bright blue as well but I guess they come in that colour!

Claire @

P.S. I love the little elephant sitting beside your stack of tubs. Cute photo styling!

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