After Christmas it may seem like you will never find a place for everything… I feel you!
I feel like I am DROWNING in my kids toys! Thanks Santa!
Christmas is over and the New Year is fast approaching, time to get organized! I helped this cute little family organize their unbelievable playroom a few months back. The space and storage in this room are to die for! Perfect for two adorable little babies!
Cheers to an New Year and fabulous organization!
Spring is here! Finally! It is my favorite time of the year, the days are longer and warmer! I am always ready to pack away the coats and boots and pull out the shorts and sandals!
Spring cleaning has always been one of my favorite activities, it is so therapeutic to me! It is like a fresh start to a new year. A time to shake off winter and prepare for summer!
I have to say the more I organize for clients the less organized my own home seems, busy… busy. I typically organize based on frustration. You know that feeling you get when you cannot find what you are looking for or when a drawer will not shut. For instance, the current state of my tupperware drawer. So I made a list of ten things that have been bothering or frustrating me and I am going to tackle them in April!
Here is a peak at my list…
2. Clean Out Refrigerator
4. Nightstand Drawer
5. Tupperware Drawer
6. Switch Seasonal Clothing
8. Air Registers
9. Clean Out Cars
10. Clean Out Kitchen Drawer
First project… the playroom!
I think this explains why I don’t spend much time cleaning or organizing the playroom…
This is totally my house, now that my littlest one is on the move! My son’s favorite thing to do is get things out. I put everything up and he has the best time getting it all back out! Stinker…
I removed the rug, all the large toys, and furniture. Then gave the floor and baseboards a good scrub. Then I did a basic sort and purge of the toys. My little one is about to turn one, so time to make room for new toys.
It will only be a matter of days before it is a mess again, but in the meantime it looks so nice… Ahh!
I recently did a little “do it yourself” project with a sweet client and friend! When we were done, she had a little perfect playroom closet!
So we started with this…
A perfectly good storage system for a bedroom, but not functional for playroom storage. Three things I love about this closet:
1. Tons of space! Just not utilized… yet!
2. My client was willing to scrap the current system in favor of a system that would utilize the space and grow with the family!
3. Great storage bins!
So, this is where the DIY comes in…
Step 1: Remove the current closet system
Step 2: Install the new system. This closet system is from Home Depot, and cost about $150! Well, worth it and simple! Let me tell you, two girls and a drill installed this in about an hour. See… pretty simple right?
Step 3: Sort, purge, and reuse all of my clients fabulous bins!
This is a fabulous system and you can easily add shelves for more storage as your needs change!
When the closet it was done, it was time for a little sort, purge, and reorganize of the rest of the room. Is this playroom not super cute?
Now, they have a super cute closet to match the super cute room!
I just absolutely love organizing a playroom! Why? Well, because you have all the beautiful items you need to stage and accessorize! Just think of all your child’s toys as accessories to your design!
I loved organizing this playroom for this sweet little girl! The room already had three great things going for it!
Number 1. They already had two great storage units, all I had to do was combine them for a more cohesive look!
Number 2. They had a little desk in the room, which was easy to convert to a little art desk! It just needed to be uncovered.
Number 3. Plenty of closet room! Doesn’t everyone need just a little more closet room? However, in most homes the playroom is in a bedroom and typical bedroom closet system really don’t work for playroom storage. So we added some vertical storage to utilize the space!
I loved organizing the sweet play space for a fabulous little girl and someday her baby brother and sister!
I absolutely love this playroom! Organizing this room for two sweet little girls was such fun!
Top three reasons I love this playroom…
1. My client had the room painted a pretty purple! This gives the room a fresh starting point!
2. I love that they painted the closet and removed the closet doors!
3. They moved the kids kitchen into the closet, which with the closet doors removed adds play space for the girls!
I love this room! What do you love about it?