Workboxes Rolling Cart

We’ve been trying to get our playroom/home classroom organized.  One of the things that I really wanted to get to help the boys with making choices, and to keep myself organized, was this rolling cart.  I had read about Work Boxes from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  I knew we were not ready for that type of independence, but I did want to start a routine that could transition into her work box system easily.


At first when I priced them, I was floored!  I looked at my goto spot here and they were way too expensive for my pocket book.  I think they’ve come down to about $35, but at they time, they were about $50.  I had read post of a few people finding them at craft stores, but the craft store we frequent in our area just went out of business.  I began to do some online searching and I finally found them here for about $25.  It does requires a membership, so if you’re not a member of this wholesale club, you may be better off paying the $35.  Rolling Cart 1

A few weeks ago, it came in the mail.  We were very excited to put it together.  In fact, it was easy enough that Piggy One was able to help Daddy put it together.  He did a majority of it himself with guided help.  Rolling Cart 2

If we decide to homeschool when it is time to start Elementary School, this will definitely be used daily.  In fact, if we do homeschool, we will need a second cart for Piggy Two.  Rolling Cart 3

This activity was a great lesson in itself.  He really got into being a big helper.  rolling cart 4

Just look at that tongue sticking out!  That made all the difference in the world!  I think that’s the trick.  When you get to the last step of adding the final vertical support, stick your tongue out.  WINNING!rolling cart 5

And here is the final product.  He had to look at the picture on the box and be sure that he got all of the drawers in the right order.  I love my organized boy!  His poor daddy thinks in haphazard random thoughts, which my OCD brain just doesn’t understand.  In fact, I was so OCD about this, that I was wondering if the two reds were just slightly different enough that we needed to put the darker red first, then the same with the orange, etc.  I had to draw the line somewhere and let Piggy One do his own organizing.  rolling cart 6

Here he is proudly showing how the drawers open.  Did I mention how proud he was for putting it together “on his own?”  SO. Proud!  He was truly ready to tackle any handyman job I had for him around the house.  Rolling Cart 7

This is an example of the types of things we keep in the drawer.  This drawer holds his handwriting boards with his dry erase markers.  He can get these out and work on handwriting (or drawing on the opposite side) by himself.
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This is a drawer for Piggy Two.  He wants to be doing what big brother is doing, but he’s not quite ready to handle markers on his own.  I do let him use the Do-A-Dots when he is heavily shackled monitored, but when he has a little more freedom, I give him these markers that only show up on special paper.  Best. Invention. Ever. for little ones.  They are made by Crayola Color Wonder.  (They didn’t have the Cars one in the picture, but they have this Mickey Mouse one that my children love as well.)  That reminds me, I need to get some more.  Rolling Cart 9

And here is another fun drawer for Piggy Two at the bottom.  He loves playing with our Rainbow Rice.  Find out how to make it here.

That does it for our workbox rolling cart.  Right now it is turned backward against the wall in our playroom/homeschool room.  On the back of the cart, there is a little metal piece that will not allow the drawers to be pulled out backward.  To keep Piggy Two from getting into the drawers unsupervised, I turn the cart around until we are ready to use it.  I love this feature!  It’s the little things, sometimes…

I hope you are having a great Fall!  Enjoy your Harvest activities this week!



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