Monday, March 23, 2009

containing the toys

Our house has been slowly being taken over by toys, it is amazing to me how two small children can have so much stuff and how quickly it can take over a home. We have toys in Ashton's room, there are toys in the family room, there are toys in the office. Everywhere I go there are toys, if I don't look where I am walking (which happens a lot) I will step on a toy. So I can up with a great solution to hopefully keep the toys down to a minimum.

One day we will have a home that is big enough to have a playroom where all the toys will be kept until that time I needed something to hold the toys and I wanted it to be something nice. We went and bought this bookcase and some baskets. I went through Ashton's toys and divided them into Baskets, cars, animals, larger toys, and the last one is for Noah's toys. Then a couple of the bigger toys can sit in the remaining cubes. I left some toys up in Ashton's room so he had some to play with in his room. I then put a bunch of the toys away in the basement and in a couple of months I will rotate them out with toys he has out now. It will be like he is getting all new toys at least I hope that is how it will work.

I am hopeful that this will help with the clutter of toys and as an added bonus I think it looks great in the family room.


klynnphotography said...

what a cute container!! I love organization ... just wished I was more organized.

Ariana said...

That looks awesome! Someday I am going to put cupboards in our basement to organize the toys...and keep them mostly out of reach. :)