Stashed under an end table in my living room is a box.
All its contents belong to me.
In it are things I have collected from off the floor.
I used to harp and nag at my kids to pick up their stuff.
Then one day the clouds parted.
The Pinterest Gods bestowed bounty from Heaven in the form of an idea…a Ransom Box.
Cleaning up toys changed from that day on.
When things don’t get picked up after one request, I quietly collect those items without announcement and put them in my box.
When a kid can’t find where he put his item he can pick a stick and do a chore to earn it back…that is if he wants it back.
If not, no biggie.
I get a new Wii remote!
I can’t tell you how quickly things get picked up now.
The power of action and consequence without whining or a battle.
I created this project with the help of my Zink hAppy printer. It was super quick and easy. I designed everything from the ZINK app on my cell phone and printed directly to the printer (which can be cordless and small enough to fit in my purse). It uses no ink and the paper has an adhesive backing that made it perfect to stick to the tags and sticks.
The projects you can create with the ZINK hAppy printer are endless!
(More about these sugar cookies and labeling here).
The exciting news is I’m giving another ZINK hAppy printer away.
There are several ways to enter just follow the directions below (not all are mandatory):