I guess my weekend project is turning into a week-plus project. That is okay. Last night some of the shelving went up. I was a little disappointed in Ikea's "white" bookshelves. They are not white, but cream. Due to the long trip back to return them and the lack of other options, we decided to keep them and deal with the mis-matched color. It is very overwhelming to start the process of organization. I will have to take it little by little. Right now most of the "stuff" is in plastic containers. I would like to replace most of those with baskets, decorative boxes or containers. One by one I will do that.
Today, I will do my best to assemble the second book shelf. Then I will beging putting things away. I found a great article (the link follwos) about organizing your kid's things. ( http://organizedhome.com/get-organized/tips-organize-kids-rooms ) I love the "Toy Library." That has been one of my plans with this whole "Play Room Makeover." Our kids have too many things to take care of. That leads to them making a mess and not appreciating what they have. My goal is to put most of their things in storage and let them have a few things out. They can swap things out, but they can only have a set number of things out at one time.
On that note, I was thinking this morning. This whole week they have had duplo blocks to play with and not much else. WD is 9, so he doesn't play with duplo blocks much. You know what? They have had the best time with those blocks. They did play outside and we did go out some. They played other things, but mostly their toys have been limited to the blocks and what they have in their rooms. What does this prove? Less is more.
This is the beginning of our new shelving. More to come.