15 (More) Independent Activities for One-Year-Olds. I love this busy board idea, just use odds and ends from your junk drawer or garage! I think I might make this for MIcah-it is SUPER tough to pick out presents for the fourth boy lol :)
I wrote a whole post about swapping your bookcases for wall-mounted shelving. Wall-mounted shelving takes up less space, and can almost appear to blend in with the wall. Image from Stadshem, via Freshhome.