|A lot of organizational tools but still chaos!|
|Great shelving but still chaos!|
|Labeled by category|
|Organized on shelf. The lower shelves are one year old friendly.|
|little toys all contained and organized|
|I used labels to stick on each lid.|
Now to contain other small toys and games. Little Legos, puzzles, Bristle Blocks, magnetic blocks, toddler puzzles and kids' artwork from school. I found these bins at Costco and Michael's. Each kid can take the bin they need and go play at the table.
|Baby boy's puzzles. He drags this tub all over the house.|
|Magnetic blocks. Dog likes to chew on these when they are out.|
|Bristle blocks. Loud curse words when you step on one of these without shoes on!|
|Each puzzle is put in a ziploc bag with it's picture.|
|My oldest is a Lego fanatic but the small pieces get everywhere, especially in baby brother's mouth!|
We still need this space for some office storage so the upper shelves are for paper supplies, bills, books, journals and other non-kid-friendly stuff. The bottom shelf is for bigger toys.
Now for the another wall of the room. The black cube still is in use. Each kid has a tub of their own toys that their siblings "shouldn't" play with. Also the bigger toys that didn't fit anywhere else live here. The five and three year olds got desks for Christmas. I found or made them some fun desk accessories. This wall is never this organized but I wanted the picture to look nice.
This little corner holds baskets of one year old friendly stuff. He can get them out or drag the baskets all over the house.
The top of the dresser is the home for all of the internet, computer and phone connections. The drawers have extra office supplies, printer cartridges, paper and other stuff the kids can't have access to without adult supervision because the dresser is unstable. The printer is on a small table next to the dresser. The computer is on the table in the corner. None of this is organized or kid friendly as I would like it to be but I'm tired of
nagging asking for help to get it done. Maybe if this (50 yr old) dresser falls on one of the children, it will get changed out!
Here's the updated artwork for two of the walls. The posters are covering the holes left by the previous wall dwellers. I bought the alphabet art canvas at Hobby Lobby last week for $30. It was mismarked...bummer for them, yay for me!
|Posters I got from a book set. Alphabet, colors and numbers.|
|Broncos Super Bowl pennant and art canvas|
|Five Senses bulletin board art hanging on the wood bracket that held the map|
|Shapes and colors bulletin board art on one of the French doors.|
Now this room is somewhere all six (hubs, myself, 3 kids and the dog) hang out in almost every evening. Our five year old son plays on the computer. Our three year old daughter draws pictures or plays with Legos. Our one year old son wrecks havoc where ever possible. I play with the littles and relax with the dog. I know this room will be used to it's fullest potential as our kids get older and are able to maintain the chaos.
Thanks for looking. Go to this link http://orgjunkie.com/2013/01/new-years-organizing-revolution-week-four-living-roomplayroom.html and vote for me. I am currently at #32. Look for the alphabet picture above.