Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday Tip Jar

This is a quick and easy tip that keeps my purse (somewhat) cleaner...

In the interest of child and parent sanity, I've carried crayons in my purse for those unexpected down times mommas often find themselves with as long as I can remember. But, I hated the way they left "goobers" all over the bottom of my purse. Even when I kept them in a Ziplock-style bag, it wasn't a perfect solution.

I don't remember where I saw this but have been so thankful I did.

Ya know those mini M&M plastic tube containers in the candy aisle? Pop for one (or more depending on how many little ones you need to entertain), eat the candy, and VOILA! Instant perfect 6 crayon holder!

Crayons contained and (mostly) unbroken - a momma idea that works for me!

As an added benefit, I also keep my iPod earbuds in another so I have them with me (and, more importantly, have them UNTANGLED) whenever I head to the YMCA!

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Olivia said...

Oh! That is a great idea! I have been saving M&M containers just like that thinking that I would come up with a great use for them. Now I have one! (And my purse--the one with all the crumbs, etc in the bottom--will thank you too!

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

That is a great idea!!! I love it!

I'd love for you to share it on my Tuesday's Tips.

Jennifer said...

That is such a great idea!

Kathy said...

What a great idea!!! I'm going to scarf down some M&M's so I can have a crayon holder ;)

Kathy D.