My project this week is the kids' room. It has been in need of better organization for a while now, and certain recent events have prompted me to get it done now. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please refer to my last post. :)
I don't really have any before pictures - they would be horrendous - but I made some good headway into organizing the kiddies' room. Keep in mind that this is a room that THREE little ones share - a 3-yr-old with a twin bed, an almost-two-year-old with a toddler bed, and a baby with a crib. Space is a little tight! Also keep in mind that organizing is not one of my strong points. Give me something creative, and I'll run with it! Tell me to organize my home into a functional and beautiful living space, and I'll probably just stare at you blankly.
Ok, so here's what I did:
Little children I have found have very short attention spans, and so I went big! Here are their two major toy tubs, labeled "Big Toys" and "Stuffed Animals." And in case my kiddies aren't geniuses, they can look at the pictures to put their toys away.
Here is Gabi's bed. The drawers underneath are now exclusively used for bedtime books. Note the color bursting underneath the mattress. Those are all the big fold-up tents the kiddies got for Christmas, finally out of the way!
Here's the Little People corner. My kiddies are addicted to playing with Little People and all their tiny accessories. I labeled the drawers and put photos on them as well so the kiddies would know where to put their play food and Little People.
Here's Mikester's crib. I hung a few of Gabi's bags with Gabi-only toys in them (fashion dolls, etc.) on the rack above his crib. Out of reach for a certain wily fellow named David. . .
And lastly here is David's bed. The box underneath is for storage; for what yet I have not determined. But the box's very presence helps to keep little toys from rolling into the wasteland, never to be seen again.
Wow - I am just blown away by my organizing! Look good and hard folks 'cuz this only comes around once in a while!
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