Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Nesting 201 Makenna's Room and Matching Socks

Makennas room has been driving me CRAZY! That girl, could care less about clutter. She is my creative child, and I do think creative minds tend to just be clutter bugs. My mother is the most creative cluttery person I know! And her clutter is so organized! We always say it is organized chaos! ;-) So, I guess Makenna takes after her Grammy. Makenna has all the barbies in her room along with polly pockets, which means a million tiny pieces everywhere. So we spent a day trying to divide and organize it all. She still does not see the point, but I sure enjoy walking in and not stepping on a barbie brush or shoe!

Here are the before......... Surely you can see that we needed help in here!

And here is the after. I feel so much better, even if she does not! All barbies in the trunk.

Polly Pockets in the trunk at the end of the bed. Thought you might enjoy seeing some of the cute things Grammy made for her room. Fun letters over her closet.
Artwork. The crown picture we bought, the pug Grammy made. Isn't that cute?
And then, there is the laundry. I despise laundry. I really do. Though I have to admit, it is getting better. I have now taught certain children how to start a load, and 2 of them are able to divide into piles. Plus one is very able to put all of her own away. Socks and undies were the worst. So, I found this idea. Each of us have our own laundry bag. All socks and undies go into your own bag. You throw the whole bag into the wash, then we are each responsible for our bags. Of course not all socks make it into the bag, so I started baggies for those stray socks that we find. Each person has a baggie. If you have one stray sock is found, check your baggie, you might find a match. It is working out really well overall and laundry is taking up not nearly as much of my life as it was! Again, these might be ideas everyone out there already knows about, but I just figured it out!

So there you have it, more nesting. Tomorrow is our exchange with my freezer club, I will post details on that. It is a fabulous idea that we are just loving and I would encourage you to get a group of friends and try it out!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE seeing all your nesting!!! I will be praying for Mavery and all those in China.

Stephanie said...

Nesting! What fun!
Everything looks great!
And yes, it is nice when the children get big enough to help with the neverending birage of laundry.
From a fellow laundry hater,
let me know about this freezer exchange. Sounds like fun!

Amy said...

Ok, once Makenna is trained with laundry, please send her over here!! Us creative clutter bugs can have fun together AND get some laundry done. Ha!

Mom to my China Posse said...

Thats some great ideas! I will have to incorparate them into my laundry must dos.