Small Toy Storage Solution

Small toy storage wasn’t something that I needed to consider until my son turned one. Now that he is at an age where I’m not too worried about him putting things in his mouth, we have a lot of smaller toy pieces and parts to deal with. The worst offender of all has been puzzles! It is so difficult to keep all of the pieces with the correct puzzle board. I tend to find them scattered throughout the house, usually in the most random places.
I think I have found the perfect solution though! I bought a few mesh laundry bags and they are the just the right size for our puzzle boards. For the larger puzzles, I store the board and the pieces together in a bag. 

The puzzle boards that have several small pieces are stored in one of his toy bins, and the pieces are stored separately in small storage containers that I picked up at Target. 

My son loves digging through his puzzle bin and choosing a puzzle board to play with. Although, his favorite thing lately has been opening all of the containers and dumping the pieces out…I should have known that he would like the container more than the toy itself! 

We have another baby due in November, and I have a feeling our house is about to be overtaken by toys. Do I just go with it, or do I try to contain the chaos!? Feel free to share all of your small toy storage secrets with me! 

Hi! I'm Kristin from The Orderly Home.  I love all things organization and I'm a sucker for pretty storage solutions and anything that makes life easier for me and my family. A little about me: I'm 27, married to my best friend, and mama to a precious little boy. I'm a Texas girl who enjoys cooking and baking, spending time outdoors, and barre workouts. My idea of fun involves an iced coffee, some good music, and a label 


DIY Floating Shelves

I have been eyeing floating shelves on Pinterest for quite some time. When we moved into our house, I found the perfect spot for shelves so I added it to the Honey Do List.  My husband, Tyler grew up with a shop full of tools to build anything the heart desired.  For this project, we didn't have all the suggested tools, but with some tinkering he made it work. Tyler liked to compare me asking him to build something to him asking me to make meatballs and mashed potatoes with a knife and microwave. Fair enough, but I think he did a great job! I had him follow this plan on Pinterest, but we decided to make the shelves slightly longer so they looked right on the wall I had chosen.

We stained the shelves with Miniwax Dark Walnut. Over the years, I've collected the decorations from a few different shops and stores, and I think they compliment each other nicely. 

The metal pail with dried flowers was once a very shiny pail. I'll have to create a post on how I made it look old and dull so stay tuned ;)

Originally, I wanted three floating shelves, but it didn't flow nicely with the light switch so we added the hall table as an alternative. 

I think the shelves are my favorite decoration in my house and I love how it adds dimension to the living room. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found a little inspiration for your home! 

See you next time,

"Hello! My name is Jodi from The Whispering Pines.  I love to decorate, refurbish old furniture, create small crafts and come up with unique party ideas. I also have a knack for organizing and enjoy experimenting with new recipes. My style is rustic with a touch of farmhouse. If you ask my husband, I could live in antique shops and home decor stores. I love being inspired by others and hope, you too, can gather a little inspiration for your home!" 


April Challenge: Organizing & Cleaning Bedrooms


So, tell me, are you still doing the Monthly Organizing Challenge?

We're into April now, which means its time to organize and clean those bedrooms.  Are you ready?

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This month I'm challenging you to do the following:

Organize dresser drawers

Organize night stands

Organize closets

Organize toys/ toy storage

Wash light fixtures

Wash bedding

Clean windows & blinds

Wash curtains

Clean baseboards

Shampoo carpets

Below is a little inspiration to get you started. 
Simply click the link under the photo to be directed to the blog post.

Here's your free printable checklist:

(simply click on the photo above and click print)

Okay, ready set, go organize and clean those bedrooms.

This post is part of the Monthly Organization Challenge. You can join the challenge at any time. Go HERE to see all the posts and bring Delightful Order to your home and life this year.

To stay connected, you can sign up to receive emails when new posts are published or follow along on Instagram or Facebook. (Please note that Facebook has made some changes, and you may or may not see all the posts there.)  I also have a Monthly Organization Challenge board set up on Pinterest, so you can follow along there as well. 

May you be a little inspired!
Until next time,
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