Good Idea: Move Things Around

With the colder weather suddenly here, we're looking at a lot more days inside the apartment, and when it looks like our toddler just isn't interested in playing with any of her toys anymore, here's what we do...

it's a little trick we discovered when vacuuming. We naturally picked up a lot of her toys and the things in her play area in order to vacuum under them, and we decided to just move them all around afterwards. Now every time we vacuum, we mix things up a bit. It's the same idea as rotating toys, but with the larger objects in the room, and doesn't require you to put them away- just move them. We've always felt inspired by simply rearranging our furniture, so why wouldn't she?

Her tunnel from IKEA seems much more exciting when it's behind the sofa; her PB little chair faces the kitchen so she has a new view. It's amazing how excited she seems when she comes back into the room. She'll start to play with things she hadn't played with in weeks just because they're in a different spot. Suddenly, her world looks fresh and new, and it doesn't cost a penny, or require a space like the one pictured above!

Image via Living Etc.

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