..."popsicles on the porch"...what a great afternoon treat and our favorite way to spend time together! These are simple and precious moments! Princess #1 and Princess #2 along with Little Man #1 and #2 are my inspiration for most of these writings.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

WFMW: Bins, Crates, Baskets Crazed!

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I love storage containers, bins, crates, baskets, and etc...!! In fact, I so love to have these on hand ready to go when needed that I can't resist picking up a few any time I'm out shopping. If I've disappeared while shopping, my husband always knows where to find me...wandering up and down the organizational aisle at Target, Wal-mart, and the $1.00 store. That's why he often calls me Monica from Friends; especially when he sees me walking around the house with the label maker in hand!

Though they are bit pricy, my favorite bins are the ones below that I purchased from the Container Store! Because they are deep and stack up on top of each other, they're perfect for organizing clothes, toys, and etc... I have six of them that I use in our toy closet. They are labeled leggos, puzzles, miscellaneous toys, doodle pads, phonics, etc.. They're great! We have found them so useful in storing both the large bulkier toys as well as the miscellaneous toys that don't necessarily need a home of their own. The best part is, is that my 3 and 1 year old know where everything goes!

(Above) Each girl has a bookshelf of her own.
Toys are rotated and displays those that are most frequently used.

On the less expensive side, the most practical and functional containers are the 6qt plastic containers (below) that I purchased at the $1.00 store. These come in handy because I can use them to store just about anything; such as art supplies, playdoh, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, crayons, etc..

I also love my "stackable 12in.turntables" from target! I have found these very useful in organizing our kitchen pantry and storing things like, vinegar, tabasco, cooking products, etc... These have also come in handy in our medicine cabinet.

For more WFMW ideas visit Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer!
For more great tips on organizing, be sure to visit the orgjunkie!


nick beam said...

Monica-oops I mean Mel,

Can you come to my house!

Nick Beam

Terri said...

I love it Mel!!!

You are gonna have to come down and offer some help and a shopping trip for my organization :-)

psst I finished a bib for your baby boy today. We should get together soon....


Cynthia said...

I feel so comforted to know there are other label maker lovers out there! I hope our next house is as organized as yours. I bet it makes play time and cleaning up much much funner and easier and not to mention the space saving!

Org Junkie said...

Oh I love those stackable containers. I use them for bath toys in the bathroom and underneath the bathroom sink for various things. Great pics!

Laura (orgjunkie)