Maude is going to live at your house a long time because she is sweet enough for your nursery, youthful enough for your "big kid" room and elegant enough for your living room. One end is open for book storage so she pulls double duty for toy and media storage.
I don't have children, but I do have a pretty ridiculous obsession with neatness. (Both take up a lot of time, I suppose). I have a wide array of friends with kids—some who enjoy a tidy, neat toy "room" and others who are just fine with the toys migrating into every space, happy and content with where their child ends up putting them. Each option seems like a difficult feat to manage—so, I'm wondering, how do you balance tidiness with having kids?
Whether or not you are spatially challenged or are living it up in a mansion, you need places to hide the stuff. We've found the prettiest storage around. I'm talking about the kind of bins that will easily make the transition from kid's room to family room, and back again. Follow us on the hunt for aesthetic pleasers that hold that hoard...
Sometimes I think toy cars are like LEGO; they just keep multiplying forever until they take over your space. And, like LEGO, they can cause some serious damage if you step on one. So it's important to have a good storage system. We've rounded up some options before, but here are a few more to inspire you to get organized.
Bold, graphic and colorful, the ladybug is one well-designed insect. Whether you go literal, or evoke them with colors and forms, the ladybug offers plenty of bright ideas for kids' decor. Here are a few possibilities:
When you hear "drawer shelves," you might be thinking of a cute project where you use drawers as, well, shelves. But there's another way to construct this hybrid by using shelves as... you guessed it, drawers. And the result is a great playspace that allows you to keep everything organized and accessible.
Isn't LEGO an amazing toy? I find it so hard to resist the urge to buy more. Proof: at a yard sale a few months ago I bought 10 gallons of the stuff. Whoops. Now, where on earth does someone store all that?