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My 2 step children are coming to stay the summer and I have one bedrrom for them to share. They will also be sharing a bed. They have 2 small dressers, and a bookshelf for toys and also a closet to share.<br><br>
I am sort of a clean freak and like to keep an organized house. What are some tips to keep things organized? Should I buy bins or something? I am nervous, this is the first time I am meeting these kids (They live in another country with thier mom,they don't even speak English)<br><br>
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Then it depends on what they are bringing or what you already have for them. Bins on the shelves might work. Whatever you decide, if they follow the "if you take it down, put it back" rule, and you do daily upkeep... you should be fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You might also want to consider an underbed storage bin. I've even seen "drawers on wheels," but I don't know how much money you have to spend.<br><br>
The underbed bins are nice for smaller toys/clothes because they're easily accessible by the kids. Of course, that also means stuff can just be dumped in them!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But at least, you just shove it back under the bed!<br><br>
Plastic dishpans are also good for corralling books (easily flipped through when stood on end) and other items.<br><br>
You might also considering doing what my mom did when I was a teenager - close the bedroom door. My mom also made sure there was a clear path on the floor, so you at least had a chance of not stepping on stuff!
 
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