Lately I seem to regularly adjust organization ideas – especially when it comes to the kids. This is done with the hopes something eventually might stick and that a new/different system will get them as excited as me excited about toy clean-up.
Don’t let this blog fool you. I’m not immune to the complete disaster toys can present. Remember this pretty image shared a few months ago on a tour of the playroom?…
Told you. not perfect over here.
Kids are kids. It’s real with the same organization struggles as everyone else. With 3 little people growing and learning, there’s room for improvement when it comes to clean-up and respecting our home and items we are lucky to have.
During the recent large purge of the playroom, I ended up with this set-up in the toy closet…
With 3 very different children at different ages and stages (and don’t forget girls and boys play with different toys), we have quite a few toys. The kids and I purge often, usually when seasons change or when a birthday or Santa is coming. A few months ago when we tackled the playroom, we funneled most of the toys down into mesh cubes from The Container Store.
But last week, while cleaning the playroom, my 8 year old asked why I didn’t label the bins. Like his teachers at school have done. Good question, buddy! At the time, I didn’t think it was necessary because we can see through the material. However, I understood his question…because we were all frustrated while putting away the toys. It sure would be easier to have a label.
After a quick search online I found that Better Homes & Gardens has an awesome selection of FREE printable labels. The array is pretty too!
Yes those labels are sweet.great idea from your son. I have just given away ALL of our Fisher Price little people and wooden Thomas sets because my kids no longer play with them. It felt so liberating I can t describe. Most went to church crèches and play groups that are starting up locally.
Excellent post as usual!
I love labels! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Love these! With three boys the lego parts are out of control! I'll be featuring this later today.