Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Taming of the Toys!

I recently worked with a client that needed some help corralling all of her son's toys. They seemed to be taking over her home, and she needed some help deciding what to leave downstairs for quick "playtime" access, and what should go upstairs to her son's bedroom.  It was also necessary to store the toys effectively so that everything had its place.  This helps to ensure that items get put back where they came from.

Here are some pics of the spaces before:





There were lots of toys, so step one was to sort.  We went through each and every item, making three piles: keep, sell, garbage.  The sorting actually moved pretty quickly.

After we sorted, we decided which toys were going to be "downstairs toys" and which would be strictly "upstairs toys".  Then, we took the "upstairs toys", upstairs to my client's son's bedroom and found spots for them.

The toys that were to stay downstairs were sorted into like items and then placed in to the existing bins in the entertainment center.  Once again, storing was the easiest part of the solution.  My client already had plenty of storage bins so nothing needed to be purchased.  

A lot of purging took place and the toys that will eventually be sold were hidden in the garage out of view from little eyes so that they would no be rediscovered and clung to.

Here are the spaces after:




Let's compare:


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After
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It only took 2 hours of work to get this accomplished.  My client has regained her living and family rooms and is no longer bogged down with toys!


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