Lately I've been feeling overwhelmed by the house, and I finally came up with a game plan for tackling it. No more going to bed with the dishes not done (such a yucky way to wake up, really) and then one room to clean and organize a day. I do my general daily pick-up, so the main floor is presentable, but it's just the one I have to finish and have thoroughly cleaned. I think it will take just a bit of time to get thing into a proper organized state and then my regular maintenance schedule will work again. Yesterday I cleaned the laundry room. It's beautiful. Today is the living room. Sooooo.... fabric boxes.
We have a little shelf in there that holds the "living room toys" but I really don't like the containers we have to keep them in (plastic bags, cardboard boxes that have been squashed), so I made some fabric boxes and have a few more to go. The new boxes are a novelty to the boys and they are more willing to put their toys away. For now.
If you wanna make some boxes too, here are the steps I used:
Cut out eight pieces, four outside pieces, four inside pieces, then reinforce them with interfacing.
I don't know if you can see it, but the length from the point to the end is 9.25 inches
Sew outside pieces together, turn right side out. Sew inside pieces together, place inside box into outside box.
Fold edges inward and pin in place. Sew it up.