If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Friday, April 17, 2015

The grandchildren's room - much better now!

My big project for this week was getting the grands room in our home back to some kind of organization.  It is a nice sized bedroom with a good closet, but it has to house stuff for the 5 grands and some stuff for the future 2 grands, and it also holds some of my shopping stockpile.  

It took 3 evenings to go through everything.  It was sorted- some stuff was thrown away and some stuff went to the grands homes. 
Mid-sort  Scary, right?



AFTER
I am happy to say the grands room is done for now!  All sorted and organized and easy to get to anything. 
I changed out the bed cover and put toys on the shelf. 
Stuffed toys fill that storage tub. 
I put the organizers back in the toy cubbies- looks much neater, Right? 
The shelf over the changing table holds stacks of diapers by size and changing products. 
The bins underneath hold clothes for the 2 youngest grand sons as they are very close in size. 

The closet got the most work.  
The top shelf holds the wwipes stockpile and assorted toys. 
Most clothes are on hangers now.  
The shelves are labeled as to who the clothes belong to and one shelf is just for assorted pajamas.


The other end of the closet - the clear tub holds future clothes, the black tub is shoes. 

For months, I've been buying diapers at good deals. Moving them out of that closet really helped with making more space there.  I moved them all to the bottom shelf of a large cabinet on the hall bathroom,  the packs are stacked in there 2 and 3 deep and I think there are 33 packs of assorted sized diapers.  
I'm really thankful I've been able to stockpile so many but they sure take up a lot of space!  


It was a lot of work but I am so happy it is done!  I still want to shampoo the carpet, maybe next week.....
I've gone back in that room at least a dozen times just to enjoy the order and neatness :)

I spent nothing on this room re-do except $5 for clothes hangers.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, I understand going back to look just for the feeling of peace you can get from a clean room. Or closet! It looks wonderful.

    in His peace,
    Miriam

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  2. You are so lucky to have your children and grandchildren close by and to be able to have them in your life all the time! Bet you are an AWESOME grandma!

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    1. I don't know if I'm awesome but I do all my grands and am thankful to be a part of their lives,

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  3. What a huge change. It looks amazing. Great job on being able to purchase so many pampers and a huge savings.

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    1. Thank you, I get a thrill from good deals.

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  4. It all looks wonderful! You made me smile when you said you kept going in there to look at it all neat and orderly. (I do that, too.)

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    1. Tammy, I just hope it stays this way for awhile. I will enjoy it while it does :)

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  5. Great job of organizing and efficient use of space! Now, you MUST come to Iowa and do my whole little house. :) I know from experience working in my friend's house, that sometimes it is much easier to organize someone else's house. I think 'new eyes' can see where things need to go, what needs to be done, and what needs to be gotten rid of. When I live in it everyday, it all becomes a blur and I just look through it.

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    1. Lorita, I surely would come help you if I could.
      You are right about not seeing things we around every day, that's partly how that room got so messy. And the fact that I'm so busy and had those coughing spells for 3 months.

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  6. There is something so calming about a clean room :-)

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    1. It really seemed calming to my grandson today. He took his nap in their. The he woke up happy, found the books in one of the storage bins and was sitting on the floor just looking at books when I finally heard him.

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  7. Looks great! I'm just like you when I do something ....I just can't stop looking at it. Great way to save money stocking up on all those diapers.

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  8. Great job on the room! That is wonderful stockpile of diapers. Paying full price for diapers adds up quick.

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  9. Great job! I always enjoy a neat and orderly room.

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