However, I did spend a lot of time cruising through the linky party looking at everyone else's nicely organized play rooms and toy buckets. I thought I'd show you my favorites, and maybe you can get inspired too. And then you can organize your kids toys, and send me a link so I can come see it, and maybe I'll finally get my backside in gear and get the job done. Yeah, that'd be nice. Hop to it.
This is from Hepworth Party of Six, a blog from another mom of four boys (ah, a kindred spirit!) who made me even more depressed that we don't have an Ikea closer. How AWESOME are these bins?! And wait till you see what they did on the top to make it a lego paradise. So incredibly clever. Click the picture to visit her blog and see the whole post.
This is another idea for Lego organization. It hadn't even occurred to me until I read this post that our legos needed organizing, and it's got me thinking. Would my boys play better, and more imaginatively, with their Legos if I had them sorted either by color or function? I haven't even brushed my teeth today; when am I going to do that? BUT, it's awesome nonetheless.
Click the picture to visit Sustainbly Chic Designs and read her post.
Iheartorganizing is sort of famous, so chances are good that you've seen this pic before. But nonetheless, I find it breathtaking. Click the pic for the post (are you sensing a theme?)
Surprise, surprise, that is more Ikea freaking furniture. I know all the units by title, dimensions, and descriptions now because I have been stalking their website. I could either pay for shipping (is it expensive... who has shopped there?) or I could see if a loving grandparent or two would like to entertain four quiet, peaceful, neat and tidy little boys for a weekend so J and I could take a ROADTRIP! It's only five hours away.
Here's another one that I loved, and it's going to shock you, but Autumn at Space for Living used the Expedit system again. I think it's official; I love that shelf. Must have one. I'm a teensy bit jealous that she managed to find hers on Craigslist for cheap. My Craigslist is lame, I checked.
And lastly, our wonderful host for this
You will find some additional tips and tricks in her post for categorizing video games and DVD's. I think they might be for advanced organizers, so they don't apply to me, but I bet other Penelopies would like them.
These were my favorites of the ones I saw, but there were over 100 entries so I'm sure I missed some in there. So who's up for toy organizing?