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Old 07-21-2015, 10:54 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Toy Organization Ideas

Check it out, and it's not just for children's toys either.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home...1443_173047027
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Some cool ideas there. Generally I don't like things out in the open because they collect dust and are hell to clean every week. Mike has tons of little tchachkies which he never plays with because he's outgrown them, but he also can't bear to part with them. We bought the large Ikea cabinet and it's full of containers of legos, matchbox cars and the like. Out of sight, out of mind. EXCEPT for his collection of 50-60 Disney Infinity figurines Jason bought a shelf for them all and they're on display - and they are freaking dustcatchers. I need to find some clear plastic bins for them, so they are displayed but also easier to dust.
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Dust is an issue here as well. SO has shelves full of WW1 & WW2 model tanks, etc. he's built. HE has to keep them & their shelves dusted. I'm grateful I only have one 'child' with toys to keep orderly.

My collectibles - a few are on display & the rest in containers to minimize dust.
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I'm the worst offender with all of my fiber and craft supplies. We have a storage room that is a catch all. Once I get it better organized, then I have to turn it into a craft room/ guest bedroom before Jason moves all of his exercise equipment in there.
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I'm the worst offender with all of my fiber and craft supplies. We have a storage room that is a catch all. Once I get it better organized, then I have to turn it into a craft room/ guest bedroom before Jason moves all of his exercise equipment in there.
I have exercise equipment and books stored all over the house.
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My whole house is disorganized. I plan on the new place being better.

---------- Post added at 02:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:13 PM ----------

I take that back, the kitchen is good.
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Dust is an issue here as well. SO has shelves full of WW1 & WW2 model tanks, etc. he's built. HE has to keep them & their shelves dusted. I'm grateful I only have one 'child' with toys to keep orderly.

My collectibles - a few are on display & the rest in containers to minimize dust.
You don't miss the basement carpet covered in miscellaneous Lego caltrops?
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As I pack I am marking the boxes so I can be a bit more organized. I keep finding toys in different boxes so I've been putting them all together and once we get moved all the Legos will go in a tub. Good thing is the four oldest grands have been taught to pick up their toys when they are done playing.
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Ah yes - the Lego. When I am blessed with grandkids, I have a list of LOVELY presents for them.

My kids & in-laws will groan... and hate me.
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Legos, and that damn toy that looks like a bubble on a stick that the kid wheels around to the sound of pop-pop-pop-pop-pop.

Jason and Mike were occupying themselves in the toy aisle while I grabbed a few groceries. Jason said he saw a display of Toy Story characters and was going to ask Mike if he still had a Woody, then decided that wouldn't be such a great idea in a crowded store. Good thing he held his tongue, I've grown quite attached to Jason.
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