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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

From Grrrr to Great in 30 minutes.

August 4th, 2011 by Aubri

Since my days of bending over are close to an end, the clutter and toy mess in our living room has gotten b.a.d and driven me crazy enough to finally get the energy to do something about it. I’ve had the mind to get some bins for toys for a while now and we haven’t done it but today on the verge of trashing everything I decided to work with what I had on hand, get some ideas off the good ole internet and just organize already!

This drives me nuts. I’m done standing up the books in nice attractive rows, this aint the library. And you see where my constant effort gets me anyway right? A mess. I realized toddlers aren’t really into book spines, they need the bigger picture. So I wised up and put the books in bins instead of silly rows.

This is so much nicer I think. The girls can choose books much easier now plus PUT THEM AWAY BY THEMSELVES!

I found some nice toy labels here and taped them around the room on various containers.

Grandpa Neil found these drawers and gave them to us sometime ago. They came to mind while I was racking my brain to figure out what I could use in the living room besides Huggies diaper boxes. Sometimes you amaze yourself at how long it took you to think something up.

I scraped everything into the center of the living room, (literally, kicked and used the bin off a large storage tote to rake toys without bending over) sorted through our toy basket and categorized the toys the girls play with most and will put away those that they aren’t into right now.

Most everything fit into four categories which was perfect since I had four containers.

Dress up clothes stored neatly under an end table.

I showed Lily the new containers and labels and she loved it! We’ll see how this goes for a while. At least when I say “it’s time to pick up” the girls will have a better idea of what should go where and I’m hoping since it’s easier to put everything away they’ll be more “willing” to help….I said “hoping”.

One Response to “From Grrrr to Great in 30 minutes.”

  1. Kristi says:

    Well done, girl!