Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Toy Clutter

With all of the beautiful weather we've been having in NY I decided it was time to organize the garage (which by the way is only half done).  To start, I wanted to find a solution to Wyatt's outdoor toy chaos.  It was important to make whatever system I created easily accessible to Wyatt.  I wanted him to independently take his toys out & maybe, by some miracle, put them away too!  I decided that bins were the easiest way to store the small toys and I moved the shelves so that Wy's big trucks could fit in the cabinet too.
Repurposed File Cabinet

Everything has a place!
 Believe it or not, Wyatt absolutely loves this system!  He is able to open the cabinet on his own & easily take out the toys he wants to play with.  Since taking this picture, one of the white bins is now solely dedicated to his garden tools. :)  This cabinet is a huge timesaver and definitely helps keep the toy clutter in one place.  To top it all off...Wyatt puts away his toys & closes the doors of the cabinet!

It was really difficult for me to not make the cabinet "pretty".  It was more important to put a system in place and use it.  Maybe the "prettying" of the cabinet will happen at a later date. :)

Happy Organizing,


  1. What a GREAT idea! Looks awesome Mama Murrs :-)

    1. Thank you! Made a huge difference! :)

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