Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Organizing all the LITTLE toys that become a big problem


The boys little toys have gotten a bit out of hand and I was tired of chucking them all into the same bin. Jared and I keep the boys room organized but we needed an updated version of organization due to all their "loves" (hot wheels, trains, little people, blocks, etc.). Jared came up with using these little clear bins and for $9 we now have a closet that I LOVE and that is much more manageable. The boys even like cleaning up (if Mommy cheers for them OFTEN) and I love that I can pull out only one or two small bins at a time as opposed to larger bins and lots of mess.


We have had these red bins and were using them for all of the miscellaneous toys that were quickly growing out of control. Now one of them is miscellaneous and the other has their MegaBlocks in it. Much better! (On a side note: If anyone knows of a good chalk for these particular bins, let me know b/c nothing has worked well so far.)


I kind of have a "thing" for these containers. Recently when my sister watched the boys she said she desperately wanted to find my label maker and change the "OTC Meds" label to "OCD Meds". She's a funny one!

21 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

Nice and neat and tidy...Just right!

I love things organized!

Stopping by from SITS!

Liz said...

awesome organization! i can't wait for our playroom to get done (yeah it's been over a year) so I can organize somehow.

Mariah said...

You KNOW I have nothing but raves for the organization and it had to be Missy (or Molly or Mindy) who made the comment about OCD. Which there is nothing wrong with having it BTW!!!! It gets me up in the morning.

I found the sidewalk chalk works well with stuff. I can't use small chalk if it is new. I have to break it in half and use the rough edge to work.

Finally. Do I need to have an intervention? You seem to be blogging too consistently as of late.

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Your organization is fabulous! It makes me drool! Some people recommend putting pictures of the toys on the outside of the tubs so the boys can start recognizing where to put the toys back themselves. I'm a basket kind of girl so it's little trickier with them!

Dee said...

It looks great! i have a big toy box that everything gets thrown in....maybe I need to look into getting some little bins!

John Deere Mom said...

I love this oh, so much. I love organization, tubs, storage...it's so neat and tidy! And I LOVE your labels!!

Following Him said...

What a great idea! I have seen the clear ones being used before and they do make a huge difference!
~Elyse

threeboysandcounting.wordpress.com said...

I really need to do this!!!! my kids toys out OUT OF CONTROL!

E said...

Oh man, can you come over and organize my LIFE? That is the most beautiful closet I've ever seen. DROOOOOOL.....

Stephanie said...

Great idea. Come over with your label maker and I could have a lot of fun!! How does Friday sounds for getting together. Let me know! Have a great day!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Thanks for all the compliments. I'm blushing :) I was truly such an easy fix.

Erin @ Closing Time said...

Great idea! We have toys in the plastic drawers, but there are so many little things that need to be in something smaller. These little bins are perfect!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Bear Bunch said...

I really need to do this. Toys are taking over my house!

Kim said...

I am SO JEALOUS of your toy organization. Completely green with envy. And I love those little containers too. When I bought a bunch of them my husband made fun of me, sure enough a few days later he was asking if he could use a few!

Alicia said...

organization is my lifeline!! i love love love bins!! i can't handle messes at all...i get horrible anxiety! your closet looks AMAZING!!

thatgirlblogs said...

oh I am such a label lover. good job. now I hate my kids' room.

Crazy About My Boys said...

I love totes and plastic containers and baskets!! The boys' closet looks great!! I am a little jealous!! Great job!!

The Lloyd Family said...

I love those little bins! ..and I love labeling too!!

Mommyof3 said...

I LOVE my label maker!! My closet looks the same way. I even have the girls names above their towel hooks. I label everything! Looks really good:)

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I have to laught at all of these secret confessions of love for label makers and bins. We all need help :) I am sure for most of us "once upon a time" we cared about clothes, make-up, etc. :)

The Activity Mom said...

Looks great! I also love the red bins with the chalkboard sides. Fun! It really does make a difference to have the small bins as opposed to one large one where stuff ends up everywhere. =)