Task 41 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife


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My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit


Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks - Task 41

Kids Craft Supplies

This time of year is all about reassessing what you have and making a plan on what you need to add to the Christmas Gift lists.  My kids love arts and crafts, we spend time on the weekends creating and do so much more through school holidays.  I keep the kids crafty items in the wardrobe in my craft room, but they are separate to mine.  eg.  I buy not so expensive glitter, paints and glues to the ones I would use.  I’ve been asked frequently how I store all the kids craft supplies so I will give you a glance today.  I will share a post sometime in the future on the blog about exactly what craft items we have and go into more details about the storage, that is a whole post on it’s own.

This is my kids craft cupboard, bits and pieces in the top shelfs, ribbons, stickers etc in the boxes, glues, glitters and spray paints in the middle and paints and canvases on the bottom

{The Organised Housewife} Kids Crafts 1

I use these Fisher storage boxes throughout the house, love that they are clear and can see what’s in the containers.  I got them a few years ago from Kmart and Bunnings.

{The Organised Housewife} Kids Crafts 2

Reader Tia realised she didn’t need to add any more playdough to her Christmas list.  It’s when you group like items together you realise how much you have.

playdough reader image

Todays task is to:

Sort through the kids craft items and purge anything that is dried up or you will no longer use.  Add items to a shopping list or gift list that may need replacing or refilling.

How many items have you been able to purge today?

I would like to see a photo of your purge pile on Instagram, use the hashtag #declutter52


View some kids craft ideas here

view recipe for: Homemade Playdough

{The Organised Housewife} Thermomix Home made Playdough 2

view step by step tutorial: DIY Handmade Chandelier

view instructions: pet rocks

pet rock instructions 2

A few kids craft ideas

Handpainting Ideas

Rainbow Loom Storage Ideas

{The Organised Housewife} Loomband Organising and Storage

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Jen October 24, 2014 - 6:38 AM

I have been putting this one off for awhile, I took have so much playdough that’s dried up, paints nearly empty, we need a good restock, this will make me do it cause your right I love the idea of adding it into the christmas gift list, stocking stuffers even.

Rylan October 24, 2014 - 6:39 AM

I was needing some storage solutions, love the idea of those boxes you use above, where did you get them?

Inga October 24, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Bunnings has similar, reasonably priced.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 27, 2014 - 11:18 AM

They are from Ikea Rylan.:)

Tia October 30, 2014 - 6:43 PM

Out of those 66 tubs of play doh none were dried up was amazing we even found one that hadn’t been opened. 20 for our house, 20 for my mum then 26 to get rid of 🙂

Shelly February 17, 2015 - 8:36 PM

What a great looking craft cupboard! I’ve just redone all our crafty bits and pieces at our studio and at home and have used the clear plastic drawers from Bunnings.
They come seperately, can stack on top of each other if you need and they are very sturdy and clear so you can see what’s inside.

Quick question? How have you stored your wrapping paper or rolls of paper?


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