Saturday, April 19, 2008

Storage...

Here is our kid's dressers...




Bottom drawer is for winter, top drawer is for summer. Once we're deep into summer, the winter things get stored in the garage and the bottom drawers store swimsuits and such.


I have another little 4 drawer storage area for their underwear and socks.

Blessings,

8 comments:

Our Family Fun said...

Thank you! Your post has given me some great ideas and some motivation to weed out clothes (which I knew I should do anyway!). My difficutly is that I have boys in sizes 4/5,3T, and 18mos (almost 2T), so I never want to put it away thinking the next one will use it in no time. I just need to suck it up and store and give stuff away. I've gotten way too many hand me downs. I used to have locked closets. Now I have broken locks. Anyway, this is my fourth move in 2 years, and I'm struggling to get it all together in this house!

Our Family Fun said...

Oops, that was Becky from SHS

Lisa in Jax said...

I'm glad that I could help! Now, if your guys are all close in size, maybe using smaller boxes or bins to keep each size clothing in and labeling each would help you tame the clothing beast? That way, as one outgrows something, you'd just put it in that bin for the next one to grow into. If one is ready to move up a size, you'd just get that bin from the garage and dump it into their drawer, after putting the old clothes into that size bin.

Put the locks up very high on the closet doors and I would also have a rule that if it gets broken, you'll have to sell one of their toys to pay for it.LOL

Yvonne said...

Lisa...we do this also. This is going to sound strange, but I'm comforted that you use these bins. I thought I was the only one...and felt that I was depriving the kids somehow by not giving them "nice," wooden dressers. Thanks for posting...

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

These look much nicer than the reject dressers we were asked to haul to the junk yard 12 years ago - I may look at this when we move this time. That way we could lower weight by leaving old cruddy dressers and buy new plastic at the end of the move so they don't get cracked in the move...which happens frequently. LOL

Lisa in Jax said...

Yvonne,

LOL! I understand. It took awhile for me to let go of the perfect bedroom look and give in to "what works" for bigger families. Dressers just don't work well when you need to fit three kids in one room.LOL I'm sure that they will love them when they go off to college and can carry their stuff without packing.lol

De'Etta,

I'm sure that they would work great for you! If the frame ever broke, the boxes would still be good for closet storage.

Mylinda said...

Hey Lisa!
I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't use dressers!! I use plastic bins, too and it's wonderful! I thought my poor kids were the only ones who didn't get dressers!! lol Makes me feel so much better!! :-)

Candace said...

This looks like a really good solution.
So easy to move around.
Mine go girl, boy, girl. None that are close enough in age to not have to pack things away for a while.