I came home from errands this morning with a car full of boxes and crates. Ben rolled his eyes but unloaded it anyway. Did I mention that I also had 200 lbs of sand in there? Mmm, sandbox. But that’s another story. It feels good to have gotten this shelf straightened out. It was a horrible mess and an eyesore for a long time. I’m hoping that just keeping the stuff contained will help to keep it organized over the long haul. I find that once the bags start to get shuffled around on the shelf it’s the beginning of the end. Things only get worse from there.
I don’t know if using the fabric boxes is a smart idea but we’ll see. They’re mostly filled with dry goods so hopefully they stay as pretty as they are now. I was going to go to IKEA but we had a visit from Ben’s sister today and so there really wasn’t time for all that. It’s probably a good thing too since this way I only got the boxes and not a cart full of other stuff that I really didn’t need. The boxes are unfinished crates from the craft store. I used my 40% off coupons and got them for 5 bucks a piece. The fabric boxes were a little more expensive but I like the little pop of color.
We had visitors today and that was a lot of fun. Ben’s sister and her bf gave Chase a new Hello Kitty radio for her room! She’s over the moon. I showed her how to turn on the music which she found thrilling. We visited the zoo and had a nice dinner out. Lots of fun. The zoo has these rides that cost a couple of bucks. We went on the zoo equivalent of the tea cups ride. Chase was laughing and screaming and having a blast. The attendant let me ride with her for free but the truth is I’m a weenie when it comes to rides and I actually really had a lot of fun on it too. The best part was that our Science Center membership got us in for free. Bonus.