Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Taming kid clutter


Wendy over at the Shabby Nest is having a party "Taming Kid Clutter". We wanted to share some solutions we have found to tame the clutter and resume some sort of order in our homes. But the real key is down sizing. Get rid of some toys and really scrutinize what comes in your house. The best tip we have is to rotate toys. Every toy does not need to be in circulation, when you bring the toy back out it's like a new toy again. At our house we never open all the toys from the birthday party or Christmas, we keep them in the package for a rainy day. We of course follow these rules to a "T",we try at least.

In our old house we find small closets or no closets in rooms. We have to be creative in most aspects, to keep our sanity. That inspired my idea for the closet play nook. I have seen many times where people have turned closets into small office spaces, so I decided to try it in my daughters room. Transforming her closet into a extended play area. You can check out the original post here.





Land of Nod has some great storage solutions, the above buckets come in various sizes from them and other retailers. They are great for keeping pencils, scissors and various art supplies in check. The larger ones store trucks and Legos with ease.


Shelving is another great options. They are not just for books anymore. Bins are a great addtion to shelves to add addtional storage for all of the stuff you need to tame.

The Junk Mammas

13 comments:

Kasey said...

lovely to have found you...

Pretty Organizer said...

Good to meet you! You make me want to attack all of my kids closets with paint! what a great space you made for your daughter. I love it!
Thanks for the inspiration:)
PrettyOrganizer

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Thanks for linking to the party! Your closet is great! (I love the buckets too!)

Cheryl said...

I love furniture that has cubbies. Very cute~

Meredith said...

Awesome!!! Love the cute closet kitchen - perfect!

Elizabeth said...

Such a cute closet idea! We're getting ready transform a large closet into a play space in my toddler's room, and now I have so many great ideas (like fun wall paint) from seeing yours. You just upped the ante!

The Masked Mommy said...

Your post was jaw dropping for me! Literally! I did not expect to see what I did! It's a~dor~a~ble!!! Great idea! Amazing use of space! You go girl!

RN and OSHP said...

What a great little space! I want to play house in there!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I posted about a closet conversion today too. :) Looks great!

~ Sarah

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love your ideas, and I agree, controlling the "flow" of toys is most important.

Misti said...

I bet the kids love hiding away in that closet! As a designer, I always encourage my clients (and friends) to make a special little hideout for their kids, and this is a perfect place you have carved out! Kudos to you!
~Misti

Astrid said...

Love that closet! It's adorable!

jenjen said...

What a wonderful closet/play area! I did that under my stairs in my basement for a kitchen play area. The kids love it!

Thanks for the ideas!

Jen