Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Book Sling and a De-Clutter

It's been a year since we've moved into our house and I've been promising I'd decorate the girls room for about that long. So I finally told myself it would be done before school started again and I got my behind in gear. I'm not a person that decorates where the whole room is mono-thematic. I'm more of an eclectic kind of gal so it won't win any martha stewart awards but it's functional and fun and the girls are happy. The girls being happy on the top of that list.

So I painted and hung and most importantly de-cluttered. My husband came up with a grand system that allowed the girls control of their stuff and also let us get rid of a lot of stuff. I think we may have actually gotten rid of half of their toys. The system works by giving them a chance to pick their top three toys. Once they've picked those toys those toys are "safe". Then we pick three toys to give away. If they decide they would rather have one of the toys we chose they have to give us one of their three toys first. Then we let them pick another three toys and on the system goes. It really worked out beautifully. No crying or tantrums and now their room is a clutter free zone. Now if I can keep stuff from coming in.....Book Sling with a very sleepy kitty

In an effort to keep the hundreds of books off of the girls beds at night I decided they both needed a book sling for easy access to their favorite books. I got the wonderful tutorial from PennyCarnival and it worked great. It also makes the room have one more decorating element that I really like.Her bed after the de-clutter......

I think a glass of ice tea and a rocking chair is now calling my name.

3 comments:

Lucy Bowler said...

The book sling is fantastic. I haven't seen one before, but will bear it in mind. We always have books all over the house, but as I'm just as bad as the kids, I can't complain!

Amanda said...

Don't you just love the book sling...I made one several months back and my 2 yr old loves it....I plan on making more for my other kiddos...great job on yours it looks great!!!!

Leahdis said...

Wow, Ive been looking for something like this as my kids have bunks and Im sick of fishing out the books from under the bed! Awesome yours look great!