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Organizing Kids Toys

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One of the projects I put off for way too long was cleaning out and organizing my kids’ toy closet. This was the perfect job to tackle while we are all stuck at home!! The first thing I did was put together a plan. I knew I needed containers that would fit on the shelves of the hall toy closet. I wanted storage solutions that looked nice and were easily accessible for my kids, with the hope they would clean up after themselves. šŸ˜‰
I headed to and found some awesome toy storage solutions! I picked up these Collapsible Storage Cubes (set of 2). They are perfect to hold lots of books, and with handles on each side my kids can easily take out the whole bin and enjoy their books! Next I found these super cute Pom Pom Pint Canvas Storage Bins They are great to throw things like blocks and random smaller toys in, plus when I saw the pom poms I was sold!! My last and favorite find were these LEGOĀ® Brick Storage Drawer They are huge LEGOs that stack together and have a good size drawer to hold lots of LEGO sets inside! When these arrived in the mail my boys were so excited and could hardly wait to fill them up. I’m calling that a mom win!!

This whole project took my boys and me just a couple hours and the difference it made is night and day! I love how neat, organized, and functional everything is for my kids! My littlest one was so excited to find toys he forgot he had! šŸ˜‚ Now I’m wondering why it took me so long to tackle!! 
-Grey Birch Designs-

Storing Extra Food – Quorantine addition-

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If you are like us then you are trying to keep your trips to the market to a minimum right now. For a family of 7 that means we have to stockpile things in our home, something we don’t normally do. The problem I find myself running into is how to store it all while still keeping my pantry organized. Thankfully I have come up with a few tips to fix this overflowing pantry problem!

Tip #1 – Get some storage containers – These have been a lifesaver! I find that they hold a good amount of food, are easy to fit in the pantry, and generally take up less space than boxes. They also keep me way more organized.

Tip #2 – Keep your clear bin of food full – Simply by doing this I eliminated a bunch of extra food bags and boxes, making more room for a stockpile!
Tip #3 – Get some large baskets – I recently added these baskets to the bottom of my pantry. They are perfect for the big packages of crackers or cereal. These bags of food are hard to store because you can’t stack them and they take up a lot of space. By having them in these baskets they are neatly tucked away but also easy to access when it’s time to refill the container! My kids can even handle that job!!
Tip #4 – Utilize the out of reach shelves – Having a tall pantry means the top shelf is hard to access and rarely used. This is the perfect space to stack those boxes from Costco that you’re not quite ready to open yet. It’s out of the way and off the shelves you use every day. Since they are still packaged you can stack those to the ceiling if you want to!!

Here are the links to the products I used from Bed Bath and Beyond in my pantry storage project!! #ad
This was the most satisfying project I have done while stuck at home, and I’m loving how nice and organized everything is now!
Happy Organizing Everyone

-Grey Birch Designs-

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