A HORRIBLE ugly shameful mess!!
Today I made up my mind that I better get it cleaned up. (We have company coming Saturday, always a good motivator!)
In about a 1/2 hour it looked like this...
A couple more minutes and...aaah, that's better!
With all these little kiddos around, something else we have a lot of are shoes. I hadn't come up with a clever way to keep them organized so they all ended up in a bin
then when anyone wanted to find their's it required searching and mostly, dumping out the bin.
A new plan was desperately needed.
I came across another blog that led me to the IKEA store online. I browsed a bit and then just for fun searched to see if there was one near us. I was excited to find there was!! So we checked it out. Now, if you've never been there (like I hadn't) I must warn you the place is massive. Very cool, but you must allot yourself more than the 30 minutes that I had.
Okay back to my shoe problem...at IKEA I found:
After I came home I transformed this messy closet
Into a better organized space for the shoes!
I labeled each cubbie with the kids names. Now they know where to put their shoes and they aren't digging through everyone else's to find them. :)
I feel pretty productive today. Although, now everyone knows I'm messy and disorganized, hmmm, well at least I'm working on it right??