Archives for March 2011

Project Toy Organization


Before A, I told myself I wouldn’t let our condo be taken over by toys. I wrote about it a little here. Little did I know, it would get a lot worse. Two years later, I looked around to find that toys had completely taken over our living room and I had nothing but a few Land of Nod bins to show for my futile efforts to organize. I decided enough was enough.

BEFORE
We used to have this lone bookshelf in our living room. I wrote about bookshelf styling here. Gradually, I started moving out our things and moving in A’s toys but clearly, there wasn’t enough space.

 BEFORE
The rest of her toys were stashed in a corner of our living room. I’m ashamed to admit it got this bad.

 

 AFTER
We got 2 additional IKEA bookshelves to match the one in A’s room. We swapped the white in A’s room for the black shelf that was here originally. These three shelves provide all the storage we need for A’s toys and our things too. I’m also loving what all that white is doing to our place. It looks so much brighter!

AFTER
No more toys all over the floor or stashed by the fireplace. Yay! Also, now that everything has it’s place, clean up is so much easier for both me and A. 
Is your home cluttered or organized? Is your home overflowing with toys? Any organizational tips to share?
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