Before and After

I’ve been unhappy for some time with the way Jake & Ellie’s toys are stored in the small space I have available. My solution was to buy some IKEA shelves & boxes; then I saw how a friend, a childminder, stored her many toys & games.

She mostly used shelves, that way nearly everything was visible & available.

As with most things in their lives I don’t like to dictate what they do; I like to give them as much choice as I can. It also helps me to be able to find toys when I need to.

So I had a tidy up!

I was going to screw some shelves to the wall, then – although I still plan to do that later – I found a perfectly good unit in the shed. I decided it was much better employed in storing fun stuff than propping up old tins of fence stain & paint.

 It was after I turfed it all out that I realised just how many toys & games we have!

click to biggify

After a bit – OK, a lot – of sorting & head-scratching (and yes: I made a list!) I brilliantly deduced that I could still use the old IKEA units. After I’d moved them out of the way, of course…

Anyway, this was the result:

click to biggify

1-DSC_0922 (2)Better, yes? I think so!

There are still too many boxes & too much stuff on the floor for my liking, including the separate boxes for drawing / colouring-in, painting, crafting & play-doh which I’ve put under the table, but it’s a great improvement.

But it’s not for me: I’ve yet to see what the experts think! I’ll find out on our next play session after school today, so “watch this space”!

One thought on “Before and After”

Thoughts? Feel free to share:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s