Project Simplify Hot Spot #3 is up at Simple Mom. This week's challenge is tackling the kid clutter!
This is exciting for me, because I REALLY need to start getting Little Man's room ready for Maverick's impending arrival. I actually started tackling this project on Sunday, before I even knew that this week's Hot Spot would be the kid clutter.
I've been slogging away at it, with good results (got rid of a couple BIG toys and a whole bag of stuffed animals today). I'm going to post everything under a Before & After post, but I thought I'd share two things that work really well for keeping a 2 year-old organized. I wish I had thought of these, but I didn't.
The first really GREAT thing is the photo label:
As I went through and reorganized/purged his toys today, I took photos of the contents of the bins that don't currently have photo labels. I hope to have all his buckets labelled by the weekend.
I also highly recommend the Trofast storage system from Ikea, which is what is pictured above. I really can't say enough good things about it!
The second really GREAT thing is the book sling:
Then my friend Summer clued me into the amazing thing which is the book sling! She posted a photo on Facebook of the one she made for her son and when I inquired as to how she made it, she directed me to the AWESOMENESS that is Penny Carnival and the tutorial for creating the book sling. I was able to crank these two slings out in a matter of an evening. I can't sew or cut a straight line to save my life, so if I can do it, so can you!
The beauty of the book sling is that Little Man can easily identify his books without having to know how to read. Other than the very first time he had access to the books, he has been very good about not pulling out all of his books.
Anywho, those are my two great things. Hope they help you! :) Stay posted for how Little Man's room comes out!