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Do you ever constantly find little like-things around your house that just need to be in one spot? For example, we have magnetic letters that the kids like to use. Those letters seemed to end up here, there, and everywhere. And chalk. Big pieces, little pieces, different shaped pieces...here and there.
A couple solutions I found that work well are empty salsa jars (like Tostitos) and empty disinfecting wipes to store these types of items. The magnetic letters are in the salsa jar. The opening is the perfect size for hands to get in and out of and it has a screw top lid. No accidentally knocking it over with pieces running out. You could use this for marbles or stones too. The possibilities are many.
The chalk fits nicely in the disinfecting wipes container. I use the larger size. The kids can either lift the lip or pop the entire lid off the container to get to their chalk. It keeps them neat, out of the way, and they store nicely.
One other thing that has worked is what used to be an Emerald Nut plastic container with a screw top lid. The wipe off markers are in there.
So the next time you start to toss a jar into the recycling bin think of how you can reuse it. Something scattered around your house might be begging to jump in.
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