I love using clear pencil boxes to organize things. During back to school sales you can often pick these up on sale for less than 25 cents each. Because they are clear you can see what is in them, eliminating the need to label things!
I use these boxes to keep all the cords for various devices separate (one for iPods, one for Blackberries, one for Wii, etc).
I also love to use these in the bathroom and closet. Keep makeup you use everyday in one, extra makeup can each go in a box by type (eyeshadows in one, nail polish in another).
I use one to make an easy first aid kit, filling it with bandaids, neosporin, bactine, etc. I keep a simple sewing kit in one, with threads in the most common colors, needles that I like, scissors, safety pins, and sticky velcro.
The kitchen is a fun place for pencil boxes too. Chopsticks in one, cake decorating tips and supplies in another.
Don’t forget the office or school area! To keep quarrels to a minimum, each kid has a box of “colors” (colored pencils, crayons, paints) and a box of pencils, erasers, and sharpeners. Plus I have boxes for various scrapbook supplies, supplies I use for the kids’ school, and regular office supplies.
Have you used clear pencil boxes to organize your home?
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