Lost Parts Bin

In my packing fun we have going on here I find myself running across moving furniture, cleaning out behind shelves, beds and dressers, and sorting drawers to discover pieces to games and toys that I have already packed.  As much as I’d like to think I stay on top of keeping my kids toys and games in order, it never fails parts get left out.

I wanted to create a fun way to collect all these missing toys so that when we unpack they can all find their home again.  This was so easy.  It was one of the first vinyl projects I did with my new Cameo to get the hang of things.

I found these great bins at my local Dollar Store and then just added the vinyl words to the bin!

Now there is a designated spot to put missing or lost parts and also a place to find them again!  Michael even knows what to do now when he finds something and I have discovered him riffling through it looking for  a missing part!

This bin will stay around our house even after the move.  I always end up with a pile of small parts on my counters from games and toys and then these eventually get shoved in a bag of crap when I have to hurry and clean for some event and then they are never to be found again…now they can be found again!

UPDATE:  If you are looking for your own Lost Parts Bin Vinyl…I have added this to my SHOP!  I have many colors available and you can apply it to a bin you already have or one you picked up that will work perfect for your home!

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10 Responses
  • imklvr
    March 2, 2012

    Very clever! Wish I’d have thought of this when I had little ones around! So when is the big move?

    • Cheryl
      March 3, 2012

      Next weekend is part 1 and the 17th is part 2! Then we will be official St. Louis residents! Woo Hoo!

  • Jenny
    March 3, 2012

    What a great idea! I’m constantly finding odds and ends from my boys around the house and inevitably they end up thrown away because no one can figure out what they go to.

    • Cheryl
      March 3, 2012

      Exactly what happens in our house Jenny! Then it never fails after you throw it out…the kids play the game it goes to! Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!

  • Angel Collins
    March 5, 2012

    I also using that kind of bottle as a container of my excess parts of my action figure and spare buttons, so i can easily know where i will get it.

  • Alison
    March 10, 2012

    Ah! What a smart idea. We are packing up right now to move, and I am totally making a container like this for our lost or missing parts! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  • Haydee
    May 19, 2012

    Wow great idea! I recognize the fish in the bottom of the jar – one of those toys thats always in a million pieces, (most fish look handicapped, missing teeth, eyes -had to finally put the eyeballs on with nailpolish) ,,,really would rather have thrown that game out BUT of course the kids LOVE it!

    • Cheryl
      May 20, 2012

      Haydee…TOTALLY. UNDERSTAND. !!! There are actually a few of those games that I’d like to make disappear! But like you said…they LOVE them! OH well…I may need to upgrade the size of my lost parts bin…or make the kids put them all away! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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