Monday, August 29, 2011

Challenge #3 Toy Storage


 So, for my third organizing challenge, I am tackling Isabelle's toys. If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know I have actually already done this. Prior to the news of baby number 2, I moved all of Isabelle's toys into one room and her bedroom into another. Now that we will be needing the other bedroom, I needed to try to rework the toys so they would all fit into Isabelle's closet so there would be plenty of room for her bed, dresser, etc. This is how the closet was before...





Everything was pretty much grouped and put away, but some of the containers where too large, too small, and were all un-unified in color and shape. I dumped everything into the middle of the room and started sorting.









My plan of attack was categorize and containerize! I bought several different containers. Plastic shoe boxes with lids for smaller toys like Polly Pockets, My little Ponies,etc. Open buckets for Happy Meal Toys {we have too many} action figures,etc. Then larger crates for Barbies, Mr. Potato Heads, and animals.




After everything had a home, I made up a label for each container listing its contents. Isabelle cant read yet, but for now this helps us know where is belongs and Isabelle can practice her words.









In the end I was able to fit twice as many toys into the closet once everything was properly organized and containerized...sigh..onto the next challenge!












4 comments:

Andrea said...

Those green baskets with the holes in them.. I just bought those at the Dollar Tree today to put all my tupperware lids in.. I have ALL these nice cabinets but no shelves in them lol and only 4 drawers in my kitchen.. Love the basket labled "Action Figures" :) Also the happy meal toys is what I usually pitch lol Hate those things LOL..

The Sweet Family said...

Andrea, I also hate Happy Meal toys however Isabelle loves them more than real toys sometimes lol. I also got most of my bins at the dollar tree, I love it!!

Mary Alice said...

Can you come to my house?

Mom said...

Momma is nesting! lol