I just spent 7 1/2 hours cleaning the kids room. And when I mean clean, I mean take out every single loose item, making huge pile in the living room, and making order out of everything. I find parts to all items w/ parts. I toss lame happy meal toys and other such cheap things. I pack away toys and animals the kids like, but aren't playing with just now. I'll take all that back out at a later date. I also got a huge bag of toys together for goodwill.
Whew. Everything is perfect. Everything has it's place and all it's part: closets, boxes, under beds, toy chests, drawers, everything. I'm tired, since it's 3am, but wanted to post a bajillion pictures of the kids' room.
Here is looking straight in from the doorway. That's the new Barbie Diamond Castle you see.
Now I turn a little, and you can see how I have toys stored along the wall.
Turn more and you can see their dresser, quilt rack and Peter Pan the Tortoise's house on top. We had him in other room and now I don't know what to do with him.
A few little boxes on the wall to hold their nick knacks and the beginning of their bed.
The bunk bed in all it's glory.
The weird hammock I have hanging from the ceiling over Ella's bed. They simply have too many stuffed animals. And I take bags and bags over to storage.
The space at the end of the bed is taken up by the dress up box. The Dora House is next to it too. As is the hanging ballerina bow holder. (you can see the other one for allison hanging above the hamper in picture 4)
All the way around now. Fun shot of the bathroom. Look close and you can see my belly in the mirror.
Closeup of Allison's bed. (see the aquarium? These were in their cribs when they were born. Still, every single night, they push the button to watch their fishies as they go to sleep.)
Closeup of Ella's bed. (Margelina, the book rack is PBKs)
Closeup of weird hammock thing. But it works!
Closeup of Dora toy boxes for all their small toys.
I added a tub for baby dolls only.
Another tub for the animals:
Play kitchen and small bookshelf for bigger toys.
The storage boxes that fit perfectly under the bed. Each one has it's own organized contents.
This shows the little basket for tiny stuffed animals.
This one shows the quilt rack and the things I save for the girls - bronzed shoes, flowers they got at birth, hand prints in clay, special mementos.
And finally, the other small shelf which has their names in wooden letters on it and then their newborn pictures above it.
Whew. I'm really tired. It's 3:38am. Time to pass out.
post note - I am reading this 7 hours laters and it was so chock-full of spelling mistakes and "wtf was I saying?" mistakes too. Apparently proof reading and spell check don't function at 3:30am.