1.14.2009

organizing

I do not believe my children have too many toys. I really do keep it to a minimum, but what has happened is that they are now in chaos since Christmas. The baskets we currently have are overflowing and the rest of the toys are awkward to store. It is time for me to devise a strategy to control the clutter or I may just go mad. First of all I am sure there are things that could go and would not be missed. I did come across this photo and fell quite in love with it.

via domino

I love how all the chaos is tucked away uniformly and all in one pretty little space. Unfortunately this particular idea would never work for two little ones. This would either cause a huge accident or I would be the one always doing all the picking up.

I then thought I could add some pretty little baskets under the console table in the play room/sunroom. Currently that is where I sew, but it's not quite as comfortable as I thought it would be. I love these ones by Hable, but they are way out of my price range. Does anyone know where I could find something cheaper with a similar feel?

via Stuck

I then thought of these labels that I love. Currently I store my kiddos next season clothing purchases in simple white Rubbermaid baskets at the top of their closets. These baskets are on the cheap and may look lovely with a pretty little label, but they are still plastic. Oh, what to do?

What I did accomplish yesterday is moving all my fabric and sewing supplies to the shelf in the laundry room to free up space in the buffet to put my little ladies ice cream play.do maker and craft supplies. I absolutely love this idea from shims and sons for creative play. It would definitely take care of the craft chaos too.

12 comments:

Jennie Bee said...

I love the way the top picture is organized and labled, I'm not sure how well it would work with young kids, but it definatly looks cute. When I was young, my mom used square shaped woven baskets with fabric inside. It held a lot but was still very cute. She still does that with nick nacks in the bathroom and living room.

Isbell's said...

Hey! You should check out Home Goods store off 280 for some lovely baskets. AND... if you were to have time... you could for sure find some at my all time fav. store... IKEA in Atlanta. ( I just did this exact thing with all my sons toy went to IKEA and bought some super cute organizing baskets. Hope this helps.

la la Lovely said...

I have organization on the brain too... I love those white baskets... and I was just about to head to Michaels today to see if there any great Martha Stewart Labels.. maybe I'll just stay in as it is a Blizzard and order from this clever site!!!! Thanks!

please sir said...

I'll have to pass this over to my sis - she needs some major toy organizing!

Design Lovely said...

You have pondered some great ideas. Fortunately I only have to worry about my cat toys. :)
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Julia said...

I love the idea of storing everything away so cleverly :)

Mrs. Filly said...

i love those bags...but you're right that's a little more than high. If I see something I will let you know...I aw that one person said IKEA! omg I looove that place! and PJ's coffee is in Atlantic station is like a block away and it's AWESOME so if you want to go for the day let me know! I have NO excuse to go...but I love it that much :)

Jennifer said...

I love everything Hable Construction, but yes, way to expensive. Sometimes Target has little fabric bins like that are solid colors. Not AS cute, but hey, if they're trashed in 6 months, you won't have guilt about it!

Blair said...

Love that basket from pieces. I get overwhelmed just from my dogs toys--so I understand the need to have a "place" for them. Good luck!

Miss Aimee said...

I love that top storage solution-saw that in my domino and LOVEd those! Yeah- trying hard to save. It is hard being both my husband and I self employed...to see the actual savings as each month is not predictable. We slide by these days. :)

Vanessa said...

I've got the top baskets from IKEA in my bathroom. They're really great, highly recommend them!

[J] said...

I saw that top picture in Domino & immediately wanted some baskets like that!