When my kids were little, I would regularly turn anything that felt like a chore into a game. Usually this involved me coming up with some very cute and clever (at least in my mind!) song to go with it.
“Let’s see who can pick up the train tracks the fastest!”
“How many toys do you think you can find under your bed?”
“Who can guess how many Lego pieces are on this floor? Pick them up to find out!”
There was just something about turning a task into a fun activity that made it more motivating. For some reason though, now that my kids are in the tween/teen years they don’t find my attempts at doing this as fun. I even offer to make up some songs to go with it! Go figure.
But, I know for a fact that one ‘game’ I will never outgrow is the “how cheaply can I re-decorate this room” game.
So, as I continue tackling our office makeover , I’m determined to find ways to cut costs and enjoy the fun of chasing down a bargain.
A couple of weeks ago I hit up Hobby Lobby in search for storage for this little corner of the office. I really wanted something that was just kind of ‘mine’ since the rest of the office is used by everyone in the family. I wandered around and around and around the aisles and saw so many pieces that would have definitely fit the bill. But not the right kind of bill. You see, I was determined to spend under $75.
Just as I was heading towards the exit, I decided to take one more look at the clearance section and it was there I found it! The perfect metal storage cart on sale for $40!!