In yesterday's post I showed you the insane craziness we call the playroom and how I spent a nice chunk of time de-cluttering it over the weekend. Now, I'm sharing the easy hand-drawn labels I finally got around to making for the toy bins in the playroom.
No more excuses now for the girls when its time to clean up
I know these drawings are a little whacky but the important thing is that the kids recognize the toys they represent so they know what's in the toy bin. I had only 5 laminating pouches so I made the following labels: Legos, Musical Instruments, Dollhouse Stuff, Blocks and Playsilks.
After laminating each drawing, I attached a little velcro circle to the back of the label and one to the bin itself. I like this solution because its not so permanent ~ I can switch out the label if the contents of the bin change.
Okay, so I can't believe I'm sharing these photos with you all but yes, this is the playroom. It has gotten to be a dumping ground for every homeless item in our house. Well, maybe not everything but lots of it goes in here and "waits" for a permanent home. I have grand dreams for this room. And over the weekend while the kids were at grandma's, I decided to start out by decluttering it!
Trust me, that is no small task!
Weeding through the craziness...
Getting a little better as the trash bag and baskets are starting to fill. I also sorted like items, such as dolls and stuffed animals, into their own bins, grouped the books into stacks side by side, gathered my scrapbooking supplies and stacked the puzzles and board games.
This is what I ended up with at the end of the day: I call it an "organized clutter". So now I need to find homes for the board games, puzzles, books, doll houses, stuffed animal bin and doll bin.
It looks so much better!
It feels great to have made a dent in this project. Of course, the room still has a far way to go.