I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jori married to dh for about 5 years with 3 of his beautifully little mamas! 9,2,and 2months
I am also a neat freak
At first I thought that I would just have to get used to cleaning ALL the time because I have kids, however when we bought our first home I found out that now that we have enough room for everything to have a "place" It is much better
I am lucky enough that the girls have a bed room upstairs (although the 2 tiny ones co-sleep with us) and a toy room downstairs. The great thing about our toy room is that I can see them and be close enough to interact with them when they are playing in the toy room from anywhere downstairs!
The toy room also has lots of windows in it and a sliding glass door that leads out onto our deck. I love this because the kids are still Abel to get lots of sun light all winter long, and in the summer we have the deck set up so they can play out side on it and are unable to get off of the deck unless we want them to!
The entire toy room is baby and toddler proff and I have different areas set up music area with various instruments, kitchen and food area,dress up area,puzzles,games,a child size desk with art supply's that do not need to much supervision,the toy box is for stuffed animals only,and I have a few of the organizing bins as well for hard little toys like little people ect....
In the kitchen our 2yr old has her own "junk drawer" so she will stay out of ours that may have potentially dangerous stuff in it.
In the dinning room she has a book area with her books and books on cd with a portable cd player, and a little lounge chair.
In my big upstairs bathroom 2yr old always liked to play in the bottom of my big closet. There are selfs up top but open space in the bottom so she has toys in there to it is kinda like her "secret play area" I think she kinda feels like she is getting away with something' but no harm no fowl
it's totally safe
In their bed room this is where they keep doll houses and such not many toys in the bed room. It is the room that stays the cleanest. Since our oldest dd is the one that uses most of this space.
They also have a play area down in the basement next to dads recording studio. This way daddy can work on his music while keeping a close eye on kiddos. Their music stuff usually ends up down there to
Candy apple.....I love the idea about stringing up mesh lingerie bags
I use a lot of the mesh containers but I love this idea because they can be picked up and then the kiddos can chose witch (ONE) to have out at a time. I gonna have to try this!
Octobersweethearts............ I love,love,love the toy room beautiful mama!!!!
Originally Posted by scubamom
i used to be a minimalist, now i have a toddler who's stuff has taken over the house.
Well he suddenly loves ever thing when i try and downsize, and the scary thing is he remembers stuff he hasnt played with in ages when i try and take things away when he napping, he wakes up and the goes looking for it!!!!!
OH MAMA this is my little one too! If I even try to throw away a scrap of paper my dd cuts she will flipp out! She will act like a scrap of paper is a sentimental treasure
I can not throw away anything according to her
and ya know all those toys you cant categorize I would just like to pitch them and try to as much as I can get away with
Any one have any good tips on how to get toddlers to PICK UP THEIR MESS!!!!
I try to make it fun by singing and helping but 2yr. old dd most of the time will just refuse to pick up (unless we say we are going to clean it up with a garbage bag) and that just feels mean
Most of the time our 9year old will pick up and the whole time complain about why she has to clean up her sisters mess. I tell her she does not have to and she says if I wanna clean place to play I do! I feel bad about this but I can not always drop everything to help clean.