Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Clutter Organization Stat!

I will be upfront and say that I am not by nature super tidy. My friends who lived with me in college and after will whole heatedly agree with that statement. While I am not super neat and clean I cannot stand clutter. I don't like it all over the counters, on the floor, and I don't like to over decorate.

The one individual to test my clutter tolerance is of course Claire. She's little, she's cute, she's a walking Tasmanian devil. I am in the process of "designing" our media room into a media/playroom for the kids when they are older so they can keep their clutter in one spot. (wishful thinking I know). But how to store all their toys is another story. We currently have one bookshelf in the room which will turn into toy and kid book storage once I get my grubby hands on it. Then I want to build out the bookshelves so the entire wall is one big bin/toy shelf. Paint the walls from that awful red color i HAD to have (now I can't stand it) and get a toddler table and chairs and we are set. I am thinking I won't be able to start this process until next year so I have time to keep brainstorming.

Until then I stopped off at Target to get some regular baskets to hold the toys. I have toys in the media room and Claire's blocks in the office.

 I clean up Claire's little clutter messes every day only to turn around and have everything out and all over the place. I mean it's really funny actually. Claire sort of slowly meanders around the corner while I am picking up her things. Looks at me like what are you doing, then I walk into the other room and come back to see  her little hands rummaging through her toy box throwing things over her shoulders. Here is some documentation.

29 week shot. Yay about to clean the house

Ok it's relatively clean

What is this, I must inspect her work

Not bad not bad
I will play a little bit with my table

I think I dropped something in the bottom of this box, let me get it

Hmm maybe not

Ok well I guess I will go into the other room, tootles

I love blocks.

So much more fun now

The dog bed is an appropriate spot for these blocks
Anywho here are some ideas I had for future storage and organization.



  1. Totally know what you mean---and just wait until the second comes! I feel like we live in kid clutter---and I try really hard to minimize their toys/books/etc:) LOVE your blog, just became your newest follower! Come check out The Chirping Moms---we have some great giveaways and posts at our Baby Week which ends tomorrow!!! Looking forward to connecting!


    1. Hi Julie,

      I know I am in trouble with two toddlers running nuts in the house. :) Thanks for following! I will def check out yours, excited to keep in touch.

  2. I love how they decide to go after the thing at the very bottom of the bin. Claire is getting so big, and you look great!

  3. Love this. I can completely relate to everything in this post. I'm not a neat person by nature, but clutter really stresses me out. I don't realize it until I clean up, and the tidiness is like a breath of fresh air. Of course, like you, I have a little one who thinks that everything looks better on the floor, and so my cleaning efforts are typically short-lived. By the way, I love the owl toy box. Where did you get it? I'm stopping by from the Mommy Brain Mixer blog hop, and I'm now following you. Your blog is awesome, and I'm off to read more of it! :)

    1. Hi Laura, hilarious! I got the owl toy box at Target! They had a few other characters that were really cute. I'll be sure to follow you too!


  4. I'm still stuck on that super adorable photo of you! You are the cutest prego ever! Jealous!! :) I'm so glad you linked up to the Mixer and I hope to see you again on Thursday! Also, come on by and enter to win a super adorable Thirty-One bag or some awesome discounts on a Thirty-One order! :) Speaking of organization, you'll see at the beginning of the giveaway post that I used the bag for an organizing project. It's awesome!

    1. Hi Cassie!

      Ha you are sweet. I will def be by Thursday. Awesome about the giveaway, I will be sure to enter! You can never have enough bags!