Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The dishwasher is washing dishes.
The washing machine is washing clothes.
The dryer is drying towels.
The oven is cleaning on the self clean cycle.
Yes, my "servant girls" are busy tonight. :-)

"...she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls."
Proverbs 31:15

Organizing a Boy's Room

Organizing Junkie hosts a monthly "Organizing Roundup". This month the category is children's bedroom organization. I am sharing how we "corral" :-) my son's room. I have found that boys tend to have more sets of toys than girls do - so we have a lot of tubs to keep everything sorted. Toys are so much more fun to play with when they are organized! :-) After years of hearing this, I think my children are starting to agree with me. ;-) Please visit the Org Junkie to check out more participants in this month's organizing roundup.

Under my son's bed we keep tubs of toys in two layers.
The ones in the back he doesn't play with as often.

His favorites are in the front.

More of his favorites are at the foot of his bed.

These tubs have have play sets in them.

These smaller tubs are in his closet.

I picked up these hanging cubes on clearance at Wal-Mart.
They were a little flimsy until my husband secured the shelves with tie wraps.

And here is a view of his whole closet. A small bookshelf organizes his books, board games and a few big toys. On the top shelf we keep suitcases, backpacks, and some more big toys as well as a few large tubs of baby/toddler toys to bring out when we have young guests.

All of the containers in my son's room are the Sterilite brand that Wal-Mart sells. I do take a lot of kidding about all of them. But, I accept my addiction (and so does my husband!) I joke that some women like diamonds...for me it's Sterilite tubs!

"What we see, often depends on
what we are looking for."
~Author Unknown

illustration courtesy of www.allposters.com
"Summer Daisy" by Peggy Abrams