I started to title this, “More Ideas for Stuffed Animal Storage” but stopped myself.
It’s not about storing. It’s about containing. By “it” I mean the way I have to think about my home to keep it from getting out of control.
Storing means finding a place (or many places) to put things.
Containing means designating a space, and letting that designated space determine how much/many of something we can keep.
Here’s the post where I finally understood what containers really are. Here’s a podcast where I blab on about this life-changing concept and how it works. Here’s another post where I explain what it means to see your entire home as a container.
Recently, I shared how we contain my daughter’s stuffed animals. One of you commented with a solution I’d never heard before! It’s a product that’s like a bean bag, but you stuff it with your stuffed animals! It contains/limits the stuffed animals, and can be used as a seat or a big pillow. Isn’t that cute?
I shared this on Facebook, and another of you mentioned you’d done the same thing with a bean bag cover. Here are some of those on Amazon, though most were not in stock when I clicked on them individually. And I wouldn’t recommend removing the stuffing from an already filled bean bag chair. I tried that once and it made a HUGE mess.
Or you could sew your own bean bag cover! Here’s a pattern.
I also loved this idea from Tara:
She created a “Stuffy Jail.”
I’d love to see your ideas for “contain”ing stuffed animals! Send me an email with pictures at aslobcomesclean @ gmail . com (with spaces removed!).
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