Tackle It Tuesday — A Toy Box for the Living Room

by Janice

Tackle it Tuesday

My Living Room is a TOY Room!

Toys have taken over our living room and it’s time to fight back.

Ever since we got our puppy AJ, I have had to keep all of the kids’ toys out of the family room area because AJ likes to consume everything. We have a “great room” that has the TV area/family room attached to the kitchen and that is where we keep the dog.


So, the toys Olivia are playing with during the day end up all over the living room floor.

I have been meaning for years to find a nice box/chest for the toys. Finally, I bought this small chest from Walmart.



And it does the job! Yay for a tidier living room!

Wishing you Happy Tackling!

What are you tackling this week? Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Janice.
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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marni February 22, 2011 at 12:13 am

That looks great! And I LOVE that box!


2 Anne February 22, 2011 at 1:13 am

Amazing how something simple can make a big difference! We recently got a new kitten and it is such a pain to pick up all the dangerous-to-the-kitten-toys at the end of every day!


3 Katrina - February 22, 2011 at 1:29 am

Oh wow, what a great looking chest! I’ve never seen anything that nice at our Walmart. I’m going to have to keep my eyes open. Was it very expensive?


4 Kenna February 22, 2011 at 5:58 am

Yea! for finding what works when you need. Puppies can make you do all kinds of things.


5 Donna February 22, 2011 at 6:53 am

That box is so pretty!! Love it when something is pretty AND functional.


6 Nan February 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

When we bought our new living room furniture 4 years ago, we got a storage ottoman. It is THE BEST! We’ve moved recently and have a separate playroom. A few weeks ago, I moved te toys into the playroom and store extra pillows and hte blanket in the ottoman.


7 Susie's Homemade February 22, 2011 at 10:55 am

Awesome tackle!!


8 Jessica February 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

I love that box. We’ve been trying to find a nice box for our bedroom for our shoes. I’m going to check that out. Thank you!


9 Elizabeth February 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

That chest is pretty! I’m impressed you can fit everything into just one :)


10 Jolene February 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I love the toy chest. What a beauty!


11 Toys Lover February 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Its hard to find antique chests that go with my furniture. This one would look so good in my living room.


12 Stephanie March 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm

What a beautiful chest! And what a surprise that it’s from Walmart! I love that it blends in with “grown-up” decor instead of being bright and cartoon-covered.


13 Francis March 2, 2011 at 10:05 pm

nice one, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. I really appreciate your wonderful know-how and the time you put into educating the rest of us.


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