Sometimes I post room reveals and then forget about them. Well, today I thought I would show you an update of a room and how it’s functioning for our family. Do you remember when I re-did the loft? (Find it here.)
I experimented with this room, in the form of storage…I generally like clutter out of view, but that isn’t always practical with kids. I thought if I could organize all their craft supplies where it was super easy for them to see they would:
a.) Use them more
b.) Keep them organized
This experiment was a HUGE success!
I organized all supplies by type: markers, colored pencils, crayons, scissors, etc. Then, I put them all within a larger container. I think the key to making this work is the larger container!
The girl’s still carry markers or pencils out of the loft, but when I tell them to pick them up, they put them back where they belong without any problem. (Did I mention I have a recently turned 5 year old, and there’s no whining involved!?)
This is the first room you see when you walk up the stairs, and it generally looks like this:
BUT, since we have been using the system for their supplies, it’s been much cleaner!
I also love that I can change out the chalkboard with different quotes or sayings. I design what I want in Picasa, print it on an overhead clear sheet, then use my projector to transfer it.
I also made a version for you! Click on the image below to go to the printable version.
I just printed it on craft paper, so use your creativity and have fun!