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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Got Sand Toys?

Anyone who knows me knows I don't mind toys at all {except for when they takeover completely, revenge of the toys style}.  I like my home inside and outside to look like kids actually live here, but I love finding ways to keep things organized and easily accessible. 

So far every morning, okay a few mornings but that was enough; I have hauled a bin of sand toys from the garage through the house outside and back at night {not so fun}.  We needed some sand toy intervention!  Thankfully a quick fix. 

Of course my husband said, "do we need that many shovels?"  Ha, ha funny guy, he hasn't had any sandbox fun this season {yet}.  With five boys yes you need as many sand toys as you have, thankfully 1. they are cheap and 2. I purchased most of them on clearance from Tarjay last year.

I drilled some holes in the bottom of the buckets, found some hooks at Lowes and voila, instant sand toy organization.  All of the boats were recycled from the boys first birthday and they make for fun in the sand/water table. 

My motivation lasted longer than the weather, for the holes I drilled were about to be majorly tested {yes major storm, tornado sirens} and they held up!  I found 2 large round buckets at Tarjay on Friday for $5 each, got drillin' again, and placed them under the swingset.  These hold more sand and other outdoor toys.

So a bit of effort now will hopefully save me some time cleanin' up later, keeping everything within reach for these boys to have some serious fun {in what is the closest thing to our version of a beach!}. 

I need 1 more hook, hear me Lowes?

Now if I could invent something to zap off all the sand and leave me with squeaky clean boys...I guess that's what the sprinkler is for ;)

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1 comment:

  1. Michelle...

    I just want to say hi and let yuou know that I was visiting your sweet blog today.

    Thank you so much for linking to my party and taking the time to button up!

    Have a great weekend!



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