Nukkas, bottles, breast pump parts, socks and shoes, Little People, Thomas and Friends, art supplies, sports equipment, doll clothes, race tracks, blocks, beach toys ... almost every category of baby or kid stuff has teeny parts that multiply, break and disappear as time passes.
Inevitably, the toy box has six inches of wooden and plastic toy "sludge" comprised of the aforementioned articles - never to be returned to their rightful place again.
One friend of ours uses plastic baggies to sort little parts for various toys. Great idea, but for the whole wee-tot-potential-suffocation factor. Approved for grade-schoolers, but who wants to wait that long to be organized?
My mom has a new toy for Leighton every time we visit and on a recent trip, she had two boxes of musical instruments. Lei opened her treat and played vigorously - LOUDLY and vigorously. When she was done, my mom pulled out this handy little mesh bag and VOILA - instruments were organized, easy to transport and out of the way.
These magic mesh bags are Flip & Tumble Reusable Vegetable Bags, intended to make shopping for produce an eco-friendly experience. At roughly two bucks each, they're awesome. I bought three packs of five on line. From pears to puzzles, these Flip & Tumble bags are a Fussworthy Must-Have for any parent.
Do you have any organization tips using unconventional items? Please post a comment and share your fuss with us.