Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What goes around, comes around (Or how my kids are just as messy as I was)

I remember quite clearly the mess we made of our playroom as kids.  The entire third floor attic of the house was given over to a mass of toys.  I have a picture in my mind of us wading through a sea of toys dumped out carelessly on the floor.  It was not a place for parents, it was a place for kids.  However, a few times a year my mom would venture into the attic, ziplocks in hand, to clean up the mess and get things organized.  I am sure that all the hard work to clean was soon returned to it's more "natural" messy space.

My kids (mostly Iain) are no different.  The toy room is quickly turned from clean to disaster after each weeks game night when Iain and friends attack.  Each week I take to the room to try and get it cleaned up.  I know that it is going to get messy again as soon as the kids get back in there, but I clean anyway.

To make things a bit easier, we took a trip to IKEA this past weekend to get a few things to help organize all of the toys. I bet my mom would have preferred a system like this to the ziplocks and tubs she used 30 years ago.
Buckets, shelves, and a hanging frog.
Hanging wall organizers, and more buckets

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