In particular, my boys bedroom is truly a disaster zone. The majority of their toys are stored there because we just don't have that much space in our house. We have very little closet space (no closets at all downstairs). And, the three oldest boys share one room. Does that sound like a recipe for chaos? It is.
I took pictures this morning of my boys bedroom. I am embarrassed to share them here. But, for the sake of being honest and real, I will. Plus, I am calling on you organized moms out there and requesting any suggestions you may have for how to tackle this.
Note the unfinished closet in the boys room. This is a project I would love to have completed, but in order for my husband to finish out this closet, he has to finish the upstairs heating ventilation system...a rather large task.
May I make a disclaimer? There are a few things that I know I am inconsistent on. 1. I should have them clean up one item before getting out another. 2. I probably should get rid of 3/4 of the toys they have. Really. They don't even play with most of it. 3. I feel somewhat responsible for the book disaster area. I love books and we really do read their books over & over. It's hard for me to let go of any of their books.
Next stop on the tour is the baby's room. They big boys toys spill over into this room as well, but it's not as bad as the other room. Still....
This next picture is of the closet in the baby's room. As I mentioned we have very limited closet space. The house had no closets at all when my husband bought the house and added the few that we have. You will see my attempt at organizing their toys. I have bins for each of their small toy items - legos, lincoln logs, k'nex, Mr. Potato head, instruments, tinker toys, etc. etc. Also, note that the clothes hanging in this closet are mostly mine. My husband's clothes hang in our bedroom's tiny closet.
The next pictures are of the boys room after it's been cleaned by the 5 yr. old & 2 yr. old today. My husband comes home at lunch and lit a fire under them to get this task done. You'll notice the floor is now cleared, but it's still extremely cluttered.
Oh, and how in the world do I teach a 6 year old & 5 year old to make their bunk beds? Even I have a hard time making the bed on the top bunk.
So, there you have it. My first dilemna of the day. Like I said, any words of wisdom would be welcome!
Next I have a dilemna for my crafty friends out there. I saw this hanging tissue paper pom pom idea floating around. I was going to put a picture on here of the finished products I'd been seeing, but for some reason I'm not able to get my downloaded pics to post here. Instead you can go to this link to see what I'm aiming for. Instead my pom poms look like this....
I'm just not sure how to get it to look the way they do on the tutorial. I'm not particularly crafty, but this looked like an easy one to do with short, simple steps. Has anyone else tried these? Any tips?
Have a great Tuesday everyone!