I was SO naive back in the day...before and when I was pregnant, I was one of those who swore that the baby and kid stuff would not take over our house.
Stop laughing. I was serious.
I succeeded for quite a while. Diapers, wipes and blankets were out of sight in my cool chest I showed you. I had a cute little wicker box for all of the baby toys in the office. Then...one day I looked around and this had happened:
What the ??? I've since given up, really. I mean, I try, but really. It's just not gonna happen for another 16 years and I've come to terms with that.
But I have found some cute, cheap and efficient ways to at least control the baby and kid stuff. First, in his bathroom, I showed you the cute bins for toiletries. I keep this basket in the shower room for bathing stuff:
This baby was $2 at a garage sale. Awwww yeahhhh! I covered the front panel with fabric from a clearanced PBK pillow case:
I've shown you the toy box in his room, which houses toys that I try to cycle out of the main ones (he doesn't play with these much). I added the letters to the front and the cushion to the top:
Pottery Barn Kids had adorable storage boxes with stars all over them that would have been perfect in his room, but OMG they were like $20 each or something like that. CRAZY. So I got cardboard boxes half off at Joann's and painted them the colors of his room. Then used scrapbooking tags and star brads to label them:
I found the cutest font on the computer and printed them out in blue:
One dollar bucket from Target for crayons:
Another gift that ended up being perfect. (Is everything in this room "perfect?" Yes, it is.)
And some not so pretty but very functional pieces. I have two of these bins in his closet, this one holds clothes for the next season. The top bin is for summer, the next is fall, the next, a year from now. It has worked out great:
I keep a storage bin in the closet, for clothes that he grows out of. When something doesn't fit, I wash it and stick it in. When it's full, I pull everything out, take out anything I don't want to keep, and then stack the bin in the basement:
Keep linking up to the party below ladies...you are welcome to keep linking for days, weeks, months! Have you gone through any closets or drawers this week? Huh? Have you???