I assembled a tool box for our lanai-playroom to save me from having to lug down all my supplies when I need to label (or relabel), organize, and repair the kids’ toys and toy bins. Now all I need to bring down is my label maker. Here’s what’s inside:
Scissors from Muji; Pilot pens, Sharpies, correction tape, and sticky pad from National Bookstore; small notepad from Papemelroti – for temporary labeling of bins, to jot down my to-do or to-get lists, and the scissors, for when we redo tags for our toy baskets
Tags from Common Room, crochet hook, string from Wilcon, masking tape from National Bookstore, and washi tape from Muji – we use the crochet hook to thread the tags for the toy baskets. I use the masking tape for a variety of things, and the washi tape with the sticky note for temporary labels. I find that Muji still makes the best (i.e. really sticks) washi tapes even though the designs are limited.
Measuring tape, small tool set, tiny screwdriver – all from Wilcon; plastic container with batteries – I need the different sized screwdrivers for when we replace batteries for battery-operated toys. I’m happy to report we are down to only 3 battery operated toys for this room so far. The measuring tape is because I always seem to be measuring stuff in that room, whether for window treatments or measuring console tops or shelves for trays or containers.
I got 3 pp containers from Muji to corral everything inside my house tool box:
As you can see, everything fits nicely inside. The blue plastic container for my extra batteries is old, from SM Department Store. I love that this tool box is tall enough so I can keep my pens and scissors upright.
My house tool box is from my fave, Anna Banana Rustics. It’s really such a happy find for me, since it’s decorative and functional at the same time.
(I often get so tempted to buy all these cute farmhouse decor for sale in IG, and I admit I’ve succumbed repeatedly in the past. Now I’ve learned to reign in buying knick knacks and keep remembering this tool box – trying to get something which not only sparks joy but is actually useful. It’s just more me).