If you're not new around these parts, you know I have a serious relationship with organizing. It makes me feel good, makes me feel like I'm in control when life gets a little cray cray, and I've been doing lots of it lately.
p.s. did you see the trunk organizer I posted to Instagram? That thing is amazing.
Thinking it might be fun to share some organizational updates now and then, I snapped a few photos of some of Olivia's little corners in our house to talk about today.
Kids stuff tends to start to creep into every room and every corner of our house it seems. Does that happen to you? Sometimes I find myself just wanting to contain it somehow and keep it a little more organized so there are parts of our house that still belong to the adults and don't look like a tornado blew through.
One of my favorite ways we've done that is her corner of the kitchen counter.
One corner is designated for all her things. Snacks, diapers, sunscreen, wipes, Tylenol, etc. If it's for her, it's probably in that corner. Since we spend 90% of our day downstairs, this system works best for us when it comes to diaper changes, etc.
I like keeping most of her snacks out on the counter because it helps me keep inventory (since Ryan tends to pilfer fruit snacks) and I can just hoist her up to choose what she'd like. I'm thinking about moving it next to the refrigerator since she's been standing in front of it saying "peeeeeese" "PEEEESE" when she wants blueberries or yogurt, so it might be a littler more conveniently located if it was there. I digress.
These little silicone baking cups are my new favorite. They're perfect for little snacks like blueberries, cheerios, whatever and she thinks they're the bomb (do people say that anymore?).
Another space recently organized (during a stressful afternoon when all toys had been deemed inadequate) is her cubbies.
We used to just toss random stuff in each cube, push it in, and call it a day. What started as a way to entertain her ("put allll the puzzles in this box") turned into an organizational jackpot for me, especially when I found these little cube labels from Target.
I struggle with having enough (what is enough, really?) structure during the day sometimes, so we've started using this as a chance to add some in. Every night we put all the stuffed animals in one cube, toys in another, etc. and that clean up time wraps up our day.
If this has seemed incredibly tedious to you, my sincere apologies. If it spoke to you, because you too have a thing for labels, designated cubes and corners, then we're soul sisters.
Thanks for all the love on Olivia's bathroom makeover yesterday - I'm excited to have some more fun giveaways lined up soon!