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Recycling for toy storage

Disclaimer- this is NOT a product review post and we’re not endorsing Tide Pods, this is simply an example. Also we’d like to take a second to remind you to keep all cleaning products out of reach of children. This very product has been mistaken for candy by some children, please be careful, we love your kids and so do you.

recycling Tide Pods

I personally love my laundry soap choice, it’s quick and easy. The one thing that I do not like is the massive bottle of plastic I toss afterwards. I feel guilty and bad that I just added to the landfill. I love the way I re-use these containers for toy storage! Check it out….

recycling Tide Pods
First things first, wash and thouroughly dry the container out.
recycling Tide Pods

Print out a photo of the object you are going to store in the container and add the word to it as well. By doing both you are teaching your child a few things—first, they are learning that things have a place and it makes things easier if they know where they go. Second they learn to match the way the word looks with what the object is. It’s a win-win!

recycling Tide Pods

Carefully trim your photo to the size you want it to be. I used an old plastic bowl and traced around it before I cut it out, it worked perfectly!

recycling Tide Pods

If you have a fancy-shmancy sticker maker you can use that…or you can also use glue or really sticky tape and attach it to the back of your photo.

recycling Tide Pods
Smack that photo onto your plastic storage bin recycled container and smile.
recycling Tide Pods
Fill that newly repurposed container up with the correct contents.
recycling Tide Pods
Here is another example of my storage containers for toys. I am kinda cuckoo when it comes to organization. But I like it that way…..believe it or not it keeps me sane.

Comments

  1. This is a great idea! It would be great for the kids art supplies too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I love reusing old containers for toy storage!
    I really should start putting the pics/words on them to help the kids….and me!

  3. This is so funny because I just bought Tide Pods a few weeks ago specifically for the container. I knew I’d be able to do something fun with it. Thanks for the idea