Organizing needs Maintenance.
I 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.
Look.. an empty pop bottle in my teenagers. I mean.. really? I guess he decided this was his temporary trash can!
It must be contagious.. because my other teenager had one too. ugh..
At least there is no trash in this one.
In come the trash bags…..
Don’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.
I 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.
Ahhh… so much nicer.
Doesn’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!
Home with a 250 sq.ft Family Organizing center!
The BIA Parade of Homes in Dublin Ohio is being held in Tartan Ridge subdivision.
This is a house you have to see if you happen to be in the Central Ohio area in the next couple of weeks. Romanelli and Hughes built this home and their head designer Sarah Schnulo designed this area. She told me that they had this 250 sq ft. area to work with and she and another designer with a total of 7 children between the two of them designed it. There is a secondary washer and dryer (main one is on the 2nd floor) to wash sports uniforms when the kids come in from their games. They have a hamper to throw them in. There is a seat to take off shoes, shoe cubbies, hooks for coats and book bags and a walk through pantry!!
The garage is outfitted by Premier Garage as only an organizer might fully appreciate…well..I bet many husbands would too.
The children’s bedrooms have a built in desk rather than a window seat. I think this is a much more efficient use of this space.
The house is designed in zones. There is a children’s zone with their own back staircase that leads from their bedroom area down to the basement kids game room.
They even use the space under the staircase with built in shelves.
Ok…I am going to mop up the drool now. I love this house!! There are features everywhere that just make it an awesome house that any Professional organizer would just die to own.
I also went through another home by M/I Homes that has one heck of a woman’s closet!!
Note – This Parade of Homes took place in 2009.