those of you that are families of 5 please post too, we are a family of 5 but 4 are kids lol I would post pics but based on current messiness and cluttered look it ain't happpening
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12/29/07 at 1:54pm
|Not my house so I can't say for sure, but we have cube storage that looks almost identical to that and got it at Target. The bins for ours came in tons of colors too.|
Yep. Got it at Target. Have plans for the lower 2x4 one as well.
The bins are canvas and fairly sturdy. The do bend and move and aren't good for standing on or sitting in (as DD has discovered). But not bad for 2 for 11.00 (the sale price). We have a bunch that fit on other shelves, too.
Bins and shelves are on sale this week at Target, too.
I did it! Hope this works. Here are pics of my house:
I have four kids ages 9, 8, 5, and 3-1/2. We homeschool and are at home most of the time. Our walls desperately need new paint/wallpaper and our ceilings need work, too, so that unfortunately adds to the cluttered feel, but I don't think it shows much in the pictures. It's a work in progress. I didn't feel comfortable posting pics at all until now, because I wanted to make sure that we could reasonably maintain the decluttered look, not just have it after a cleaning frenzy. And now we do! I included "real life" pics of my kitchen sink area and the boys' stuff just to keep it real. Looks much better when the dishes are nowhere in sight and the boys' stuff is all neatly on their shelf, but that is the exception rather than the rule.
Anyway, I am very excited to finally have pics to share.
okay, here's mine I did it in order from walking in the front door, but then when I uploaded it reversed - sorry!
Like amanda, this is pretty much how it is on a daily basis, there's nothing lurking in closets or anything, LOL! I will say that it has taken me a LONG time to get to this neat stage, and being married to a very anal, obsessive DH who needs the neatness in order to function, well, it helped, LOL!
I know I've posted them here before, but I will again because I think they're so helpful. The best thing I ever did for my home was develop my brain files - they take the "thinking" out of housework for me, I just do what is on the page for the day.
We got ours at Target as well, but I also saw them at Lowe's (similar price too).
ETA: They fit perfectly in the Ikea Billy Bookcases!