Monday, March 30, 2009

Toy Room Organization

I've spent most of naptime trying to organize the toy room, or "the Pit" as it has been affectionately been called around here. The other day I went to Big Lots, one of my father-in-law's favorite stores for a good deal. I bought a bunch of clear bins for $3 each. This afternoon I gathered up some of the girls toys and took pictures of the toys. Then in photoshop, I labeled the pictures with words. After taping the pictures to the bins, I cleared up the toy room and started sorting. I know this will last all of 3 minutes once the girls wake up, but for right now, it sure does look pretty. I still need to "organize" the toy box for some of the bigger toys. Their toy box has three divisions in it, and we've just been tossing stuff in. I'll sort through it in a while and have a bin for dolls, big stuffed animals, and big misc toys. My goal is to start teaching the girls how to put stuff away. Right now, they are pretty good at putting books on their bookshelf in the office, they put their tubberware away in the kitchen cabinet and everything else goes in a basket. For 15 months I think they are doing terrific! Hopefully soon, I want to buy/build some shelves for these bins to go on.

I used to just throw everything into the toy box, but as you can see, it was starting to over flow and it was such a jumble the girls had a hard time figuring out what to do with the stuff. I hope this helps. If nothing else, they will enjoy carrying the bins around, for I'm certain they will do that! Too bad, I can't think of a way to stick them to the floor...

1 comment:

Lynn said...

I love this idea. You'll have to let us know how it goes.