If you're here for my brilliant writing, be forewarned, this is a largely photo blog. Mostly before & afters, but a few "in process" photos of our problem areas.
Little Man's whole room, the panorama of mess!!
Honestly, Little Man's room is pretty organized and I have a decent system for dealing with clothes as needed. I keep a bucket for outgrown clothes on top of his wardrobe and as I notice clothes no longer fit, I put them up in the bucket for transfer to a larger storage bin in my in-laws' attic. Little Man's toys are pretty organized and thinned out, because we just don't have the space to keep stuff that he doesn't play with.
That being said, we had three problem areas that I tackled-- the cabinet underneath Little Man's bed, the "misc toys" bucket and his stuffed animals.
So here are my before & after photos of the problem areas:
PROBLEM SPOT #1: UNDERBED CABINET
Before: Lots of stuff crammed in there willy-nilly. It is difficult to keep from having that crammed full look as this is the only place that we can store any big toys.
In process-- as you can see, Little Man had fun playing while I was pulling everything out.
PROBLEM SPOT #3: STUFFED ANIMALS
These are the stuffed animals that Little Man plays/cuddles with on a regular basis
Here are all the stuffed animals that he has received throughout his two short years on this planet: