It's a party! The Shabby Nest is hosting a linky party on containing kid clutter. I can't say I'm a good organizer. I'd say I'm a very bad organizer. Thankfully, we built our house... so I was able to do some things that I knew would help me. One was putting shelves only in the playroom/guest bedroom closet (yes I know, you really want to be a guest at my house now). I have hooks on the outside of the closet doors for the rare guest (Gramma) to hang clothes. One of these days (yeah, right) I'll have matching containers on the shelves. Until then, this is it:
I need to take advantage of the top shelf. Right now it contains some of hubs' Star Wars action figure collection in clear totes. It also has: a pillow, an espresso machine, and a superman cape. There is quite a bit of room up to the ceiling that I should use to store board games :) Notice: the top shelves do not contain toy items. They contain random office supplies and a few books... and also some OLD accompaniment tapes and the lids to the totes on the bottom of the closet that I for some reason don't toss, though I never intend to use.
My favorite thing I did was the alcove under the stairs. It can be used as an extra place to sleep (the mattress is twin-sized) or a changing table when there is a child in diapers. The basket on the left contains cloth diapers. The drawers are big enough to hide LOTS of stuff in (or a child).
This is Elijah's drawer. He doesn't have a room.
This is Elijah in his drawer, several months ago. (the board games are in the cabinet under the TV)
This drawer contains photo albums, and the changing pad I stashed away so the alcove would look prettier :)
The top left drawer contains Elijah's clothes. I could clear some old clothes out and make room for the cloth diapers, but it is too easy to dump the diapers out of the dryer and into the basket and leave them there.
That's all I have for you. My kids' rooms don't contain much other than beds and clothes. They keep their toys in the playroom. So, nothing to share there.
Thanks for visiting!
(and for those who noticed 4 drawers and only 3 pictured open... there is a reason for that! The final drawer doesn't contain anything in particular, but it is full nonetheless)