January 7, 2011

Meanest Mommy on the Block - Toy Storage

I remember my Mom saying that she was the Meanest Mommy on the Block. Usually referring to rules or punishments that she enacted in our best interests. Of course as a child I never saw it this way! Wednesday night, I was the Meanest Mommy on the Block. I cleaned up the girl's bedroom, Mommy style. Here are a couple of before and afters (blurry.. so sorry!)

The bedroom before:



And after:

You may be asking what I did with all of the toys? Simple... I followed the lead of Melissa at 320 Sycamore, and the Berenstain Bears, and organized the toys and turned this closet:

previously a linen closet that did not hold any linens... into an organized toy and game storage closet with strict rules about who can get what out of the closet.


The girls know that their clothes and American Girl doll stuff (the only things left in their bedroom) must be cleaned up before Mommy or Daddy (or Sira) will give them a toy bin. And all toys must be returned to the bin before they can get something else out. Hopefully this will help the girls learn to take care of their belongings, and reduce Mommy's stress!

7 comments:

Lorraine said...

I was going to ask where the toys went. Wow, perfect storage place. And no, you're not a mean mommy, just an organized one (mean one would have thrown the toys out w/ the trash). You go girl!

Emily said...

Just wait til your girls get it in their head that the same rules should apply in your new craft room. :) Great clean up job, though, both in their room AND in your craft room!

Danielle said...

Great clean up! I did the same thing with turning a closet into toy storage, it was a life saver!

Michelle said...

LOL - it's nice to know that my kids aren't the only ones with rooms like that....and that I'm not the only mean mom...

Stephanie said...

You have been on a huge cleaning/organizing spree! Good for you! I bet your girls do NOT think you are the meanest "mommy" on the block! :-)

Anne B said...

Wow - what a transformation. Got any time to come over to my house?

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Great idea! I wish I had an extra closet to do this too!