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I am not a hoarder…some DIY projects!

I am not a hoarder, in fact I LOVE going through things and getting rid of things I don’t need. It makes me feel better to know that there isn’t a bunch of useless “junk” hanging around taking up space. HOWEVER, I do have a certain attachment to containers and have a little trouble throwing them away.

Being a mother of two young boys we have a plethora of diaper boxes. Since they’re sturdy and have handles I find myself tucking them away in closets “in case” I need them later. I put a bunch to good use packing up E’s baby clothes which has come in handy for finding the right size hand-me-down for Baby N, but we still have more than a few around.

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I saw some “trunk storage boxes” on Zulily and decided that they were exactly what I needed, especially since my car is full of “kid crap” (sippy cups, tiny dinosaurs, Dollar Store books…anything to keep a toddler hydrated and entertained). So an afternoon of cutting and hot-gluing later…ta-da!

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This was especially thrifty because the fabric was left over from another project (another crafty Momma I know covered hers with patterned Duct-Tape…genius). Plus the box fits perfectly between the two carseats. Yea! No more toy cars rolling around the floorboards!

Since I was feeling particularly inspired I repurposed the graphics from E’s 2nd Birthday and made a few labels for an old ricotta container (E “helped” me make baked Ziti) and voila…fun snack container, perfect for bigger snacks like popcorn (E’s current favorite).

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Got any favorite “recycling” projects? One of my all time faves is the lotion bottle charging station.

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