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Friday, April 29, 2011

52 Weeks of organizing week 17 Westons Room

Today has definately been a busy day. I was not planning on organizing today because I have so much studying to do for finals week, but I got bored around noon and decided I should go through my sons room. OH MY!!!!! I did not realize how much stuff that boy had. I had to pull out the PROCESS steps for this one BIG TIME...


 Ok so here are my before Pictures. Plan of Attack (EVERYTHING)
I use to have a pretty good system in here, but as you see we have outgrown that system. Now its time for a revision without spending much $$$$$.




Remove everything out of my sons room except bed and TV Stand

 Here is his closet before. Well some of it. My plan is to utilize this closet as much a possible, so that my son has room to play. All the bedrooms in this house are fairly small, but we have huge closets which is a major +++++



After removing all items I sorted into piles.
1) like toys in same pile
2) coloring books
3) books
4) paper
5) crafts
6) TRASH
7) DONATE or GIVE TO SOMEONE :)

And here comes the big REVEAL........

I moved the desk and bookshelf to the corner of the room.(Process Containerize) The containers I got from the dollar tree you will see them up close in a few. I took the wire thing out of the garage it wasn't getting any use out there and the red bin holds all his build and grow activities from Lowes (untill i can build a better shelf)
This is where the book shelf and dry erase board  use to be. Now its empty with a chair for reading. I am using the dry erase board somewhere alse now, but that will be a later post.
Right here is where the desk use to be. I put a blue container $5.00 at Target over there for stuffed annimals

I already had these containers, but thought they would be perfect for smaller toys. I used my trusty printer, scissors, princess glue, and storage tape to make the tags. I love it
These are the containers from Dollar Tree. I have two this size. 2 a smaller size for the dvds and 2 slightly taller for one for paper and one for TAG books
I moved the bin that was next to the desk inside the closet and it holds socks/ undies/ jammies. The tall looking shelf thing was here when we bought the house there are 4 bins 1 for blankets, 1 for out grown clothes, 1 for shorts, and the bottom one holds trains. The red bin in the corner will go up with the christmas stuff its a Polar Express Train Set. My boy LOVES!!!! TRAINS!!!!!!
I purchased some command hooks and now he can reach his backpack and jacket without help :) I move the toy bin in the closet also it holds legos and misc toys.
The desk yeah!!!! I can see the top. the little blue bin is collapsable (office depot 99cents can you believe that I bought some for the car also.) The brown and black thing is a battery holder my son made. He is a great little handy man.
Here are the other bins on the book shelf wow that looks soooo much better.

Here are the labels I made. It was time consuming, but worth it my son was soooo happy with the results
These are under bed containers I love these. I use them for storing the hot wheels race tracks AND_____
TRAIN Tracks we had a ton, but I'm sneaking some out little by little
Top of bookshelf black basket holds mp3 player and its accessories


Total $ spent
$6.00 for (DT bins)
$2.00 for (OD crates)
$5.00 for (TG blue bin)
$5.00 for (TG over door shore rack)
For a grand total of $18.00 now that makes me smile when i see his nice clean room and it did not cost alot of money.
Well thats all I have for today. Don't forget to check out The Organizing Junkie (52 Weeks)

8 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! :) Stopping by from org junkies blog! :) I became a follower! Erin

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  2. Wow great! Now if you can just get him to help pick up his toys!

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  3. This looks amazing. Great job.

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  4. Fantastic! Would love to see and hear about how you get it to stay that way -- something I always struggle with with my kids.

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Makes me feel less desperate to think about our kids room and that I need to do something in there! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  6. Thanks for the encouragement ladies. I started 5 minute missions with my kids for picking up their stuff out of the living room. I set the timer and so far so good. Next I will do 10 min tidy for their bedrooms with the timer. I dont think any longer than that will do much good because of short attention spans lol. Keep up the great work ladie I look forward to reading your accomplishments

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