Thursday, February 21, 2013

Project Playroom: An Organized Dollhouse

Continuing to work on the kids' playroom. Yesterday was their stage and dress-up area, today it's the ginormous dollhouse they got from Santa. (This is actually what sort of pushed this whole playroom re-organization into gear to begin with. As you can see, it takes up a bit of room. :)

The girls love their dollhouse and even though it is large, I actually like the size because they can both play it at the same time. Less fighting = happy Momma! 

But with a dollhouse comes "stuff" to put in it. We now needed a place to store their dolls, clothes, furniture... (you get the idea).

I had a large white plastic drawer unit that wasn't really being used and decided that would probably be the best fit. However, I wanted to dress it up a bit.

Super easy solution: scrapbook paper cut to the size of the drawer front and simply taped inside.

Add some labels and we now have a pretty place to store all of their dollhouse essentials.

Feel free to download your own labels here if you'd like. Before you do I thought I'd give a few of my thoughts on creating labels for kids.

  1. Include a picture for easy spotting--especially for those non-readers.
  2. Include text with the picture. You'd be amazed how kids can start to identify words when they see them often enough.
  3. Skip the fancy font. Kids need clear and legible font to help them begin reading.

Doesn't this just make you want to be little again? :)

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  1. I would of loved this play house as a girl! I love the paer in the front of the bin idea! Visiting from Aloha blog hop!

  2. great idea! our toys are getting out of hand and need a seriously organized overhaul

    1. Thanks Carissa! I know the feeling of out of control toys. This is a very simple idea that the kids can handle.

  3. Yeah, my girl's toys need some serious attention that house! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party going on right now!!



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