Monday, January 2, 2012

Project 2: Toy Organization

So, according to the 21 Day Challenge, this would be Day 9.  I have decided that I would do all 21 challenges in any order and on my own timeline.

Project 2: Toy Organization
I found this awesome idea for using cardboard boxes for organization on a blog over the summer.  

I got the boxes I used at Staples this summer when I was buying school supplies.  They are a bright blue which goes perfectly with William's room!

This is the disaster I am trying to reorganize.  His toys are currently in those cloth baskets, but they are overflowing and unlabeled.  He has no idea where to put things when he cleans.

I made large labels on white card stock and then mounted them to black card stock before gluing to the boxes.  (I used spray adhesive for this project.)

I am still debating on whether or not to use the lids.  I think it will make it look neater, but I am sure they will never stay on!

Yay for organized toys!  Now I only hope that William will put everything in the boxes they belong in.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Project 1: Junk Drawer

While searching for ways to organize mail, I came across this 21 Days to getting Organized challenge.  Most of the things on the list were also on my "To Do" list, so I decided to give it a shot!  I plan to take more than 21 days, but I do plan to do all 21 challenges.

Project 1: Junk Drawer
I chose the kitchen junk drawer.  It's not really supposed to be a "junk drawer", but it is the one that ends up with everything tossed in.  The main mess of the drawer was the box top collection.  We rip them off and toss them in.  I pulled them all out, trimmed them up, and bagged them to send to school with William.  I then quickly straightened the remaining items.