To save on space, we got rid of their chalkboard easel and put one on the wall. A bit of chalkboard paint and left over trim and we have our own.
Well, we are finally starting to make this basement look like a livable space. In fact, I spend my mornings having coffee on the couch down here while checking emails on the iPad. The kids don’t interrupt at all. They are busy just a few steps away in their playroom or pushing around baby strollers throughout the space. I am loving not having carpet. The vinyl floor my husband installed himself, is super easy to clean. In fact, I use a quick swipe of NatureZWay Bamboo Floor Wipes* dry to sweep up dust and dirt and then I flip it over and use just a homemade all natural cleaner to mop. Trust me for a playroom that on day one had glitter all over the floor, this works. I also use a NatureZway Bamboo Perforated Towels to dust (I like the almond spray by Method to dust) and then I rinse it and lay it out to dry. I’ll used the same paper towel 4-5 before I rid of it. Saves a ton of money especially since kids equal messes. Also, great way to save the earth because that is what my oldest is into. We recycle and are getting a real tree this year for the holidays since it is better for the environment.
So that the toys stay organized, I used these shelves from Target and bins from Aldi (the discount grocer) that cost about $5 for 2. We are planning on adding a TV and/or art work above the shelves. The table we found at a garage sale. We were going to paint it white along with the closet doors but I’m liking the contrast so we will see.
Another glorious dumpster find. This bend was being thrown out about two blocks from our home. I couldn’t leave it as it was perfect for this nook. This was also going to be painted but I kind of like it dark. The back wall is just for pinning and taping up their artwork.
Had to show you my cleaning arsenal.
This is not a paid post but I was given a sample of NatureZ Way to try out for myself and what mom turns down help when it comes to cleaning?