If I were more organized I would have created a word for 2012. And that word would be
I have been trying really hard to get my house and life organized. Is it just me or do you feel like clutter is taking over your life? One of the things that drives me coo-coo cra-zeee are…
They are everywhere. I swear they grow and multiply at night while we are sleeping. I have permanent indentions in my feet from stepping on the little buggers.
I tried a few years ago to organize them all with these plastic drawers I found, but there are more legos than drawers.
Instead of having two towers like Jen’s, I opted for 3 towers because my son has SO MANY legos.
The system is from ikea and is called Trofast. It’s surprisingly reasonably priced.
We got 11 small containers, two medium ones, and one jumbo one. The small containers hold all different colors, the figures, and bionicles. The medium ones hold white and black. And the large container holds all the unsorted pieces waiting to be put away in the correct container.
Each container is surprisingly roomy. They hold at least twice as much as his old plastic drawers, if not even more than that.
The wall between his closet and his door is the perfect size for this new lego storage. The next project I want to finish is to hang shelves above the lego storage so he can display all his creations instead of piling them on top of the lego towers.
I’ve never really shown you much of his room. It’s pretty ho-hum and boring for now, but he does have these really fun lockers! How many kids can say they have high school lockers in their bedroom? I found them on craigslist last year for a steal and just had to get them. I love that they are magnetic as well to store all his Bakugan.
I like that each container is not only a drawer but also a bin. He can completely remove each container and plop them down on the floor next to him while he’s creating.
His room is slowly coming together. Eventually I will paint and begin a full overhaul of his room (paint, curtains, etc) but for now I am still just trying to get all the furniture pieces he needs to actually be able to function and stay organized in there.
Oh, I totally almost forgot one last thing! I am going to get my vinyl cutter and cut labels for each drawer. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet, but it looks cute in my mind. lol As soon as the drawers are labeled I’ll show you.
I hope you are having a great summer. I am really enjoying being with my kids all day every day. I am dreading them going back to school next month. When they do though, I already have a list of “renovations” a mile long including painting and finishing this cute boy’s tween bedroom. 🙂
To see all the ideas brewing around in my head for his room, you can check out my Boy Room pinterest board.
Edited to add: I finally added some labels. Check it out!