I started to take pics upstairs, but my bettery in my camera went out! I will take more after it recharges, but here is a start.
6 yo's bed and night stand. I am going to get baskets or plastic caddies to fit in most of those cubbies to turn them into drawers http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87...s/187_8756.jpg
10 yo's bed. Notice the crate that is there now for them to put books in at night, instead of scattered all over the floor. We had a big brainstorming meeting to talk about what they need in their room. Because I clean it top to bottom and then they trash it, so obviously they need something different. They don't even have a lot of stuff upstairs. What piles up is books, dirty clothes, and papers. Hoepfully we are providing them with better options http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87...s/187_8762.jpg
Great! The books in crates are a wonderful idea. I use those canvas bins from Target (they're usually on sale 2/11.00) for the kids stuff. They fit well on some built-ins they have in their room. They look neat all lined up in a row, and they keep everything contained. Eventually, I'll add labels.
I have been hard at work decluttering and organizing. I have taken two more van trunkfuls to Goodwill, and I have another one almost ready. We have recycled tons of paper, and filled our garbage can quite full.
Here are some pics. I haven't gotten to take pics of every room in the house yet, but this is some of my progress.
Just thought I should update!
I got the house quite organized, and then lived in it for another quarter. I have now found which areas don't work and am decluttering even more. I am still struggling with where to put the coats and shoes! The front room stayed pretty clean, but every other room needs to be overhauled.