Earlier this week I mentioned how the kids and I had done a major purge of their rooms in anticipation of Christmas. Today I’d like to share with you one of my favorite organizing tools for toys. This post was originally published in 2007.
We have a playroom downstairs for the kids. I have tried so many different systems for containing all the toys to no avail. I’m not a fan of the toybox – except for dress up clothes – because toys seem to get buried at the bottom and it’s impossible to keep all like items together. And then I discovered the cubbie system!
I just wish you could know how exciting it is for me to experience the wonderfulness of a new shelf and the possibilities that come with it. This my friends has me dancing the JIG OF JOY! Yes, like the happy dance only better. I kid you not.
This particular cubbie shelving unit by Closetmaid features nine cubbies, but you can also get it in eight. The fabric baskets are purchased separately so you can use as many as you’d like and they come in a variety of colors. I purchased this at Home Hardware here in Canada, but you can also purchase them at Walmart or Target.
I then printed off labels on the computer and laminated them quickly and easily using self-sealing laminating cards.
It turned out really nicely. Now everything has a home and cleanup is a snap. That makes this momma a very very happy girl!
If you don’t have time to do the labels yourself though you might want to check out the fabulous ones made by the Organize It Mom for only $5.00!