|EEK! A CLOSET TO MAKE ME SHRIEK!|
Her room held more surprises then a haunted house. When I opened her closet to get Playdough it was difficult to reach it without turning my ankle. This was not a boo-tiful closet like her brother's room. It made me think of watching a horror movie and shouting to the screen, "Don't open the door!" I called in reinforcements for this task. No it wasn't ghostbusters, more like clutterbusters. I waited until my daughter was on the school bus before my friend helped me tackle this beast of a pile.
First to find the floor we dragged everything into her room. Then we sorted pieces, removed outgrown toys, and filed miscellaneous drawings under G. My friend smartly brought a garbage bag in before we started. The stuffed animals relocated to a bin in her room so she can play with them. The outgrown toys were passed down to younger friends. Dress up clothes were moved to the playroom.
We shelved the books. My friend suggested we use a clear plastic shoe box for small books. I combed through the books to find the little readers. It saved a lot of shelf space by turning the box sideways and made it easier to find skinny paperbacks.
|I love this space saving books in a box.|
|Clear boxes make toys easy to find.|
The addition of a few clear plastic boxes contained the small toys. I normally used baskets, but these were stacked to save room. All the baskets of craft materials were removed from the closet. There is no work space in the bedroom and I've encountered a few surprises with markers and glue lately. I have a new 3 bin drawer to house all the craft materials near the homework table outside her room.
The result was one happy girl. After school she immediately went for her closet and played with her favorite toys. She was happy to get into the closet and find her things. Now for what is lurking beneath the bed!