Has your playroom become the dumping ground for all the random kids stuff? I've received so many questions about how I organize my kids' toys that I thought I'd give you a tour. We live in a New York apartment, but luckily with some thoughtful space planning, we turned a 10x15 bedroom into a multipurpose … Continue reading Redefining the Playroom
Craft supplies, board games, and holiday items accumulate very fast for families with young kids. In this week's Before&After, I helped a family with 2 kids to put order back into their miscellaneous craft closet. Using the KonMari Method, we discussed having a storage space where the children can easily access and return their games … Continue reading Before&After: Crafts/Games Closet
One of the most used, and often the messiest closet in our home, is the entryway closet. It’s the first stop when we drop everything off at the end of a busy day, and the last stop to gather what we need to rush out the door. Part of the reason it’s difficult to keep … Continue reading Before & After: Entryway Closet
Following my last session working with a 9-year-girl on her closet, I went back to see what we can do about the other half of the space. The family has been using it as a pantry and storage space. When I showed up this time, I was delighted to see my young client folding her … Continue reading Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 2
Recently I had a blast working with my youngest client yet, a 9-year-old girl, on her closet makeover. Because her bedroom was the guest room, the closet functioned as a storage/pantry. The items were never removed when my client moved in. As a result, there were paper towels, holiday decorations, a vacuum cleaner, and many … Continue reading Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 1
Little kids' clothes are so cute that buying them is hard to resist. The same goes for stuffed animals that offer our children comfort and imaginative play. Whether they are purchased or received as gifts, they can quickly get out of control. In this Before & After, my client needed help with her 3-year-old's bedroom. … Continue reading Before & After: Toddler’s Bedroom
In my previous post on What to do about all those toys? I shared with you how to organize and keep the clean-up process simple. I also talked about how to down-size the toy collection and suggested ways to not accumulate more. I hope you were inspired to try out those tips yourself. In this example, I’m showing the … Continue reading Before & After: Toy Closet
Organizing kids’ toys is one of the biggest headaches for parents. We are stuck in a vicious cycle, with the toy collection multiplying with every birthday and holiday. And just when you think it’s safe to get rid of a toy, suddenly they claim it’s their favorite. The truth is, we can all live without … Continue reading What to do about all those toys?