|Hatbox: $9.99 (50% off with A.C. Moore Coupon)|
Photo/Shoe boxes: 2 for $5.00
Organization in my girls' room: Priceless
Anyhow, my point is, that any time I can make a dent in the disorganization that is closing in around me, I feel like I've won a major victory in the never-ending battle to keep my world civilized. Today was such a day. I have been eyeing hatboxes and other rigid, colorful, cardboard storage boxes that I have come across on my occasional sojourns to the craft store. It occurred to me that these would be a great way to hide some of the necessary items in my daughters' room and yet keep the space feminine and uncluttered. (A kids room, uncluttered? A girl can dream, right?) Today, I made that happen.
Pictured above are the boxes I came home with. The theme for the room is "Fairytale Forest" and the colors are pink and brown. I did not find quite the right print on this hatbox (it is travel themed), but at least the colors are right. (Maybe a potential Mod Podge project later?) The photo boxes are chocolate brown, so they were perfect. Below you see the area of the room most in need of organization.
|Diapers, baby wipes, hair bows, shoes, lotion, air freshener, and various other|
items cluttered the top of the dresser. I put a stop to that.
|Claire helped by gathering up all the pacifiers she could find. I think she only|
has six here.
|Katie supervised from the back of her noble steed, the rocking elephant.|
|Diapers, wipes and cream went into the large hatbox. This was the largest|
box they had, but if they had had one bigger, I would have come home with
it. This is about a day's worth of diapers for my twins.
|I wasn't able to fit everything in my new boxes, but all the shoes are confined|
to the brown boxes, and diapers and wipes in the hatbox. At least the pink
|Do you see the clutter already encroaching on this shining bastion of order?|
Also, observe the pink butterflies on our second-hand dresser. I did that meself.
|Katie wanted to show you this end, too.|
|See? I think the butterflies look better on the white-painted|
dresser than the planets and spaceships do on my son's.