This tip is something I learned from my mom.
Growing up we had a game closet and my mom had that baby ORGANIZED like a champ!
Now, whether us kids kept it that organized is a whole other issue...remember there were NINE of us!! I highly doubt we kept it in tip top shape.
But nonetheless, my mom had some great plans that she implemented that I have now found myself using.
And the first one I will showcase today is PUZZLES.
A few of my kids really really like puzzles.
So I have picked up quite a few over the years, usually just in the dollar section at Target.
Needless to say, the flimsy and cheap cardboard boxes do NOT hold up well over time and get bent and ripped, therefore allowing little puzzle pieces to fall out and get lost.
Cut the picture of the actual puzzle off of the cardboard box. Throw out all those bulky boxes!
Put all the pieces into a ziploc bag and insert the picture.
(These small dollar puzzles only needed a quart sized bag)
Make sure you count out the pieces and make a note if there are any missing.
Close it shut and put them all in a basket or bin and you are good to go!
Now your little ones can enjoy their puzzles and you can feel a bit more organized about it!!