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As we continue to move through the Clear the Clutter challenge, my closet is becoming filled with items for a yard sale/donate. As I focused on creating space to play this past week, it refreshed me to rid the clutter that was hindering the space.
Before, I get to my tips for creating space to play, I wanted to share some highlights from last week in the challenge.
Jaclyn shared her closet organization. I absolutely loved how she turned a closet into a mudroom. Her tips for having a basket for each child in the closet was pure brilliance. Read more here.
Kate shared some amazing tips for a closet. I loved how she utilized bins for similar items. Read more here.
We just love Lisa’s closet. I just adore Lisa’s craft section in the closet. Everything is laid out so well. I love how she grouped similar items together- that is key when organizing!
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Becky H’s catch all coat closet turned out so well! I love her use of wall space by using the hooks. So often we forget about wall space!
Now onto creating space to play!
Without having an actual playroom, I have focused on carving out space to play throughout our home. I want my kids to be encouraged to pretend, be creative, and explore on a daily basis. There are four basic areas for the kids to play.
Now that the kids are all a little older, I have started keeping an art caddy in the dining room. I have been on the lookout for a farmhouse style caddy. We love this little space as it holds pencils for homework, paper for drawing, and art supplies. There are also a few other toys that encourage independent play that we keep here.
As I have shared before, my boys’ room is a work in progress. It is actually a goal this year to paint their room. The boys have bins that hold their Legos, trains, and Imaginext figures. The floor in their room is perfect for them to build with Legos.
Living Room Space
Since my boys share a room, we have given them the largest bedroom. It just makes the most logical sense. However, this means less space in my daughter’s room for toys. Her toys basically consist of dolls, Barbies, and some dress up play.
While a lot of her baby doll toys are in her bedroom, we have added a space for her in the living room. She has a little corner where her Barbie house sits along with a basket for the barbies. I am looking to find a better container for them (perhaps like this).
Her kitchen is also in the living room along with one basket to hold the cookware. Whenever I have toys in baskets or bins, it helps me keep the clutter down. As soon as the basket starts to overflow, I know it is time to weed through the items to make sure all are necessary.
My kids love to play outside and we love encouraging it. For the most part they play football, soccer, or play pretend. For this space, I have found that it is good to get rid of the broken toys or bikes that are too small. Make it a point to go through your outside space at least every couple months.
I believe that we can all create space to play within our homes with a little creativity. I love how Kate created a little corner in her living room.
Now it is your turn to share!
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