I. Cannot. Stay organized!
It is so frustrating!
You know we have nearly-two-year-old twins and baby girl is just about ten-months-old and we just moved into a new home and on and on and on. Needless to say we're constantly trying new things to have some semblance of order in our home.
Side note: if you think a larger home is the answer for your mounds of stuff I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how severely wrong you are. Trust me, we tried it... still overwhelming.
In efforts to de-overwhelm (underwhelm is it?) ourselves we've recently implemented what I will lovingly refer to as the "dump basket." The dump basket came about when we were visiting my mom recently and "shopping" in her (equally overwhelming) storage room.
Sorry mom, I promise I'll get my crap out someday!
A bright blue basket caught my eye and I thought "what perfect storage for the kids!"
It used to be lime green but now it's more robin's egg blue, a perfect addition to our bright living space.
We set it in the living room with the idea that we would, throughout the day, toss random toys inside instead of constantly having to traipse down to the boys' room at the other end of the house. At the end of the day we'd empty the basket into the boys' room and it would be ready for the next day.
It was a huge success! ... the first day. Those little hands just love to clean up their messes (thankfully!) However, since its beginning dump basket has only accumulated and never been emptied making it less of a space-saver and more of an eyesore. Hmm.
Maybe you have some great ideas about how to get the basket emptied? I'd love to hear them! In the meantime said basket makes for some pretty cute pictures...