Thursday, May 14, 2009

The playroom .......

I am a couple of days behind the Spring Cleaning Party. Life has gotten in the way and also my hand has been cramping a bit - so you will have to excuse me. But today, instead of going to Mums and Kids I stayed home to tackle the playroom. You probably know that the playroom is shared with my scrap room - it's divided by the couch. We have the mattress on the floor there cause the kids love to jump on it - but it does make it hard for them to play as there isnt much floor space. (we do intend to buy Alexandra a new mattress sometime in the future and we will put her old smaller mattress in here) The toys have been hard to control considering the good storage we have here. So it was a big job - and a 4 year old and 18 month old arent the best of help. 

Here is my before photo

The after photos:
I don't have one of the entire room as my daughter loved the fact I had tidied up all the toys and wanted to play in there straight away. But hey, I have now made great labels - that have been on my to do list for a long long long time. Finally took the time to do it today and happy with the results. 
You can see how happy she is with all the labels on the front - its like i have done something special for her. 
Each box has a photograph of what is inside the box. From top to bottom, left to right: Puppets, Wooden Train Tracks, Barbies, Music, Shopping, Baby Things, Duplo Grocery Store, Make Believe, Wooden Train Blocks, Duplo Zoo and Bus, Duplo house, Cars Trains and Planes.

These look a bit empty but I didnt get to take a photograph before Alexandra took things out. From top to bottom - Little People 1 and 2. Food and Kitchen, Sesame Street, Alexandra's things, Wooden Animals, Dylan's things and the box that is missing is for soft toys
I love this idea I came up with. I have made a drawer each for Alexandra and Dylan. This is for things that don't fit into the other categories, and once this fills up we will go through it together and get rid of things. 

So how is your kids room coming along?


Writer Dad said...

Love the after photo with an extra helping of pride. Great job, Mom.

Phyllis said...

looks awesome to me ... can't wait to come play :)