Organizing the Cubby’s

January 4, 2011 by  

Organizing needs Maintenance.

cubbyI use these cubby’s at our front entry way for a “drop zone”. But they needed some organizing in a bad way.  I am in a cleaning and reorganizing mode… so I decided that instead of letting the kids go through them…. and leaving too much in them – they were getting a total dump and clean!

Each child has their own color cubby. They can use them from a drop zone (supposed to be temporary drop zone) for little things, hats, mittens etc. They routinely clean them out. But.. that has gotten a little lax lately and they were all stuffed to over flowing. Time to clean them out.

cubby clean out Look.. an empty pop bottle in my teenagers. I mean.. really?  I guess he decided this was his temporary trash can!

cubby clean outIt must be contagious.. because my other teenager had one too.  ugh..

cubby clean outAt least there is no trash in this one.

In come the trash bags…..

plastic bagsDon’t worry… I am not doing what I felt like doing… and trashing it all.  That is why I used clear plastic bags. For one to tell who’s bag is who’s before I put it in their rooms. Also so that it didn’t get thrown out by accident.

trash bagsI just dumped the cubby content into it’s own clear plastic bag.  Then I distributed them to their rooms… and when the kids got home, they went through them.

cubbyAhhh… so much nicer.

cubby clean outDoesn’t that look great?  The only thing in there right now are my shooting gloves in the purple bin.

Organizing requires maintenance. Just like most any task in the house…. once is not enough. It is best if you keep up on it and not let it get out of hand… and it’s much easier to deal with.

If you let it go too long… it becomes this monster that you are scared to deal with… so it keeps growing and growing!

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6 Responses to “Organizing the Cubby’s”
  1. Tracy says:

    I love this concept! I use it at home, and recommend it to my clients, as well. What do you do with wet/snowy hats and mittens? I have 2 plastic boot trays on the floor by the heat register…one for boots, one for wet stuff, when its dry it goes into the bin. This works for us, but I’m curious to see what other people do.
    Love your blogs!

  2. Sandy says:

    Thanks Tracy – When the kids are out in the snow I get a laundry basket and have them take all their wet stuff off and put it in there.. and take to the laundry room. For really muddy boots… they stay either outside on the porch until they can be cleaned… or in the garage until dry. I don’t have a very big entryway or laundryroom. No real mud room either. So that can be frustrating. I sure do in my dream house though! lol

  3. DaNita says:

    I love these bins! I used them for toys & they have been working great!
    Stop by for a peek into my toy closet.

  4. Sandy says:

    lol.. I love your toy closet.. that is why I featured it last week on my Organizing Mission Monday! I have these cubbies in many places in my house!! Love them

  5. Tanya says:

    Looks WONDERFUL. I love that feeling of a completely organized area.

    <3, New Facebook Fan

  6. Roz says:

    I love all of these organizing tips that you provide! Thanks for sharing on last week’s Fresh Clean and Pure Fridays! I hope you continue to help all of us! Roz

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