Monday, April 7, 2008
Organizational Projects- Part 1 The kid's closet
If there is anything that gets my family excited it's organizational projects! Do I have the only almost 11 year old that when told today is her day to organize the pantry hollers “Yea!” ? She has definitely caught the bug- labels, bins, sorted items... hooray!
Because we stay at home moms with stay at home kids have different organizational needs that those with 1 or 2 children who are at school all day I wanted to encourage us to post some of our recent projects. I love to see clutter minimizer projects, they just inspire me!
I hope you will post some of your own projects/ hints and link to them in the comments. Feel free to link to an older post that might fit this challenge. If you don't maintain a blog you can e-mail me instead. With your permission, I can post them here.
Today I am going to post about a recent organization project in the kid's closet.
Kid's Closet Storage:
Our children have lots of “special things.” That's what we call them. All of the cards, crafts, and whatnots that need to be saved and look through over and over. They are so special and yet Mama doesn't really want to see them on an everyday basis. ; ) Since we have 4 girls sharing one room, organization in their closet is critical.
After much thought I came up with this- large pull out drawers from Target.
"Special Things" boxes
I purchased the clear drawers because I felt like I could repurpose them later if I wanted to, then I covered the front (inside) with scrapbooking paper and letter stickers from our local Dollar Tree. I got so excited about not seeing stuff that I started putting scrapbooking paper in the fronts of all of their storage containers!
What's in them: The egg crates file their coloring books, scrapbooking and card making supplies, colored paper etc., the thin boxes to the right of the egg crates store their 18” dolls and all of their related clothes and shoes. The trunk holds their dress up clothes and, as you can probably tell, the big box to the right of that stores stuffed animals.
The stuffed animal box is a bit crowded right now- I think the rabbits multiplied at Easter time. We usually we allow each girl just a handful of stuffed animals each in the closet. The rest are stored in a box in our storage container outside. Every few months the girls enjoy pulling out the box and re-selecting their 5 stuffed animals for the season.
That in itself- not allowing every toy into the house at all times really helps to keep their organization and room cleaning simplified.
Hope you have a blessed and clutter free day!