Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winning back space!

How do you organize?  I have two little ones under the age of 4 and we are slowly losing our house to toys! Well, we just bought the house so the kids would have more space, and we have managed to consolidate toys, but yowza!

We are managing to win back this room, and may even have it toyless by summertime.

We started out with the above room being the main kid/play area and we have slowly been moving everything to the wood room aka - our future dining room. (It is closer to the kitchen and I can keep an eye on the kids while puttering around in there).  As you can see, the toys have exploded.  No matter how many times I pick up, the kids just follow behind me and undo all my hard work.

I am thinking we need more of these little cubbies.


My SIL has a ton in her small living room to corral the kids toys, she has triplets that are all 1. All the toys are the same age group and she's not balancing two different sets of age appropriate toy ranges. I saw how organized everything was over the holidays and I am lusting after space and organization. But she's so much more OCD than I am.

How do you keep all of the kid's stuff organized?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


For Christmas I was gifted with an opportunity to choose a composter for my home garden!  Now I have to buckle down and select one, so I need your help! 

I don't have a very large garden, and while I am hoping to expand this spring, I will never have a huge garden (yard limitations and all).  So what kind of composter do you have and why do you like it (or why don't you like it)?

I am leaning towards selecting this composter: