Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Organizing Toys in a Boy's Room

I don't know what your experience is with your sons and daughters but around here my children can equally create messes.  In fact, they are all four GIFTED in the area of mess making.  But, my girls are far better at cleaning up the messes than my boys.  My boys are capable of moving the mess, but not really putting things away where they go

So, we came up with an organizational system in the boy room that is really simple.  There are 2 large white plastic bins/drawers (we got ours from Ikea for cheap) that slide under the bed (since the room is carpeted they slide super easily).  They house all the loose toys that live in the boy room.  And it doesn't even matter which toys go in which bin!  When the boys need to clean their room they just throw all the toys in and slide those babies back under the bed, put dirty clothes in the laundry bin and books on the shelf and the room is clean!

I'm not saying this system means their room is clean all the time, because it's NOT, or that they do not still sometimes act like it's too hard to clean up their room, but things are WAY better than before we started the under-the-bed-bin system!

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  1. This is what we do and one year later it still works GREAT for us!

  2. we do this as well with our 3 boys toys especially legos

  3. I'm in love with this system, and once again super jealous that my town (or nowhere near my town) has an Ikea :(

    In my house, gender/messy roles are reversed. My boys are much better at keeping their rooms cleaned and my girls are slobs.


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