One of the things I really wanted to accomplish this summer was to reclaim my living room. You see, all of Boo’s toys were residing on a shelf in our living room. And since Boo can’t stand the sight of a closed box, she frequently opened ALL the boxes of toys and scattered them throughout the living room, kitchen, and the master bedroom.
So the solution, in my mind at least, was to move her toys into her room. The problem? She has a lot of toys. She has a lot of clothes. And she has a small room. See what I mean? The room measures 10′ x 11′, which doesn’t leave a lot of space for playing.
When I began this project, I armed myself with a plan and some new organizational tools from Walmart. Phase 1 of my plan involved moving Boo’s toys out of the living room and into these colorful open bins. First I made room by taking down the crib. Then I organized the toys in the bins. I love that the top bin can hold some of Boo’s bigger Little People structures.
They are perfect, because they hold a LOT of toys. It’s easy to see what is in the bins, and most importantly, the large openings make it easy to put toys away!
Phase 2 involved purging outgrown clothes, getting rid of an inadequate dresser, and moving all clothes into the closet. I replaced Boo’s four drawer dresser with a 9 cube shelf organizer and adorable owl storage bins. I separated Boo’s clothes into categories: undergarments, socks & tights, jammies, short sleeve shirts, shorts, long sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and swimwear. This makes it extremely easy for me to find what I’m looking for.
I also located the storage unit in the closet to open up more floor space in the room. The storage unit is big enough to hold a lot of clothes, but it’s short enough to leave space for hanging clothes above it.
Phase 3 was the fun part: rearranging the furniture. I moved Boo’s bookshelf to the end of her bed, where the dresser used to reside. Then I moved around some toy bins to make room for a new Boo sized table and stools. Boo LOVES to draw, and she was quite excited to have her own table in her room. As soon as it was set up, she grabbed a pen and some paper and went to work on a “letter.”
The end result of this project was a well organized room that has plenty of space for Boo to play and is easy to keep organized! And that’s exactly the kind of room I was going for!
Here are the products I used to complete this project:
- Mainstays Youth Storage Bins in Pink, Green, & Lavender
- Sauder 9 Cube Organizer
- Mainstays Collapsible Owl Storage Bin
- Sauder Beginnings Table & Stool Set
So what do you think? Improvement? I sure think so!
*Disclosure: I am a Walmart Mom. This post is sponsored by Walmart. Walmart has provided me with product and/or compensation in exchange for my time and efforts in creating this post. My participation is voluntary. As always, my opinion is my own.