Friday, March 25, 2011

Project Simplify- Week Three

This week our Project Simplify focus was on kids toys and clothes.  Because this is an ongoing project at my house with two rapidly growing little boys, my results are not as dramatic as Week One or Week Two.

I did find this project a little more difficult in the sense that I couldn't work on the project at night and it was hard to see progress as toys sorted were continuously unsorted and played with.  Being a little more scatter brained, I missed out on a few photos.

Here is the closet before. Big brother's nice shirts are hanging on the left and little brother's are on the right.  Underneath, between the baskets and the hanging clothes, becomes a catch all place for things without a home.  The baskets on the left have t-shirts and the right have shorts.  The baskets fall out continuously dumping their contents on the floor. :(

Not much change to be seen.  I was able to get rid of some of the clothes and a little of the clutter.

At the top of the closet are space saver bags full of clothes waiting for the boys to grow into.  It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it is hidden in the closet and when the clothes were in bins they took up 3x the space.  With limited space, these bags are my best solution.  However, if I had it to do all over again, I'd probably weed out some of the clothes.

The rest of the clothing resides here.  Labeled bins for socks/underwear/hats.  Drawers for pjs, onesies, baby shorts and pants.  One drawer at the bottom is devoted to big brothers pants and long sleeves. On top there is a basket for stockpiled diapers and one for wipes (all bought when on sale or given at showers).

One drawer of baby clothes before.

Clothes pulled out to be sorted and stored or gotten rid of.

Clothes now sorted and gone.  Baskets house shoes, burp rags, wipes and diapers.

Toys before.
Toys after.  Books sorted. A few to sell.  A few that were falling apart to trash.  Toys sorted. A few to get rid of.  Broken ones to trash.
I keep toys to be rotated in stored here.

This is an after shot of our other toy space.  The basket housed books that are now on the shelf to make room for baby toys.  Some new toys were rotated into the bins.  An empty bin awaits new toys.  Bigger cars are parked on the shelves.

All in all this was a good week to keep the system I began a few months ago running.


Christina said...

That's a lot of work! Keep it going!

Lora said...

Good for you! Great job. Simplifying will bring you SO much peace and more time! :)
Your boys are beautiful. That BABY!!! I could just squeeze him! ;) so sweet.
blessings to you and your family.

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