Toy Vomit

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Listen, I KNOW you Mommies and even non-Mommies out there can relate to this. You have a lovely,clean, organized home…and then you have a baby.  If you aren’t a Mommy, I am SURE you’ve seen this happen to friends/relatives.  Anyway, I have often used the quote “having a baby is like having a blender without the lid on.”  Truth.  Well, guys,I got tired of it.  I just COULD NOT stand to look at any more “toy vomit” day after day.  Toy vomit, you know what I mean, is defined by your house looking as if it has literally vomited toys.  Got it?  So, one trip to IKEA later and a little trash-pick (don’t judge) … PROBLEM SOLVED!

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Five dollar bin from IKEA:

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50 dollar wicker toy bin from IKEA (huge and doesn’t hurt Z’s fingers when the lid drops on it):

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Ahhhhh much better! Now onto Zach’s room.  He is becoming SUCH a big boy, and I will admit, his room is starting to look a bit more like a big boy room too much in thanks to my amazing trash pick (the truck with drawers in the corner with the book bin on top)!  Don’t worry; it was a neighbor’s who I know 🙂

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My little helper:

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Seriously though, these simple organization moves REALLY helped by type A.  It was SO hard for me to see “toy vomit” all over the place! Now everything has a place!  (Yup, my type A LOVES that too).  Zach also likes me to sing the “clean up song” while we throw everything back in the bins.  Cleanup takes less than three minutes!  Score!