This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you
if you make a purchase using the links below.
Time for a change...
My game closet transformation came about for many reasons, but the main inspiration (drum roll please)...the 4 year old decided to get creative with the scissors. Sorry, Spider-Man pjs!
My goal in life is to raise my children to be self-sufficient. As a rule, I store their things (plates, cups, toys I want them to play with) within easy reach so that they can help themselves. With my oldest we've never had an issue, but my youngest it seems has quite the penchant for mischief. Needless to say, it was time to do some reorganizing.
Step. 3 Make it Fabulous & Functional
After staging ALL the things, I measured (this is key!) and ordered a few products to really make this closet shine.
Ta Da! I give you a more fabulous and functional space.
When it comes to deciding what products to use in a space, I always shop the home first to see what can be repurposed. I corralled my Sterilite bins for the Play-Doh and Marble runs. I love that the latches keep the bin lid in place (and not flying in my face). I also re-used these Clear Sweater Bins from Made by Design. They are perfect for storing the smaller puzzle packs, games, and decks of cards and they stack.
I swapped these Target dollar bin deals (pictured below) for these Slim Plastic Shoe bins. Our marker and crayon collections were quickly outgrowing this cute little caddies. The shoe bins I scored coordinate with the sweater bins that I already owned. They stack neatly, they're affordable, and bonus: if you find a stray marker or crayon you can just slip it through the handle opening without pulling the entire bin out. What's not to love? And if you'll notice... the scissors are tucked away on the side and out of reach of my 4 yr old (score!).
Next, I removed the majority of the puzzles and boardgames from their packaging and stored them in these Instagram-favorite zipper pouches. I opted for the fun bright colors instead of all black because honestly, who doesn't love a rainbow? The pouches are such a space-saver and they nestle perfectly in these baskets from Target. Oversized games and puzzles stayed in their boxes.
Finally, all of the learning tablets, travel games, and any bulky items were stored in these beautiful bins. Buh-bye visual clutter!
And that's it! Do you have a game or craft closet that could use a mini-makeover? Just fill out your info on the contact page to get started.
There’s just something about the smell of new paper and freshly sharpened pencils that gives me a little thrill (tell me I'm not alone here, people). If getting back to the grind makes you a little angsty, fear not - here are my top 5 tips to get you organized & ready for school...