Last week while I was blog surfing I found a very cool blog. Wearethatfamily.com. It has over 4500 readers, so I have no clue what took me so long to find it, but I am glad I finally did. The reason I found the site was a weekly carnival called 'Works for Me Wednesdays' where the readers offer advice of what has helped them in their home. Too cool!
I really wanted to involve myself in the fun, but try as I may could not come up with anything that I did so well that it was worth advising others to do it my way. I am still trying to come up with something ;). Enter BACKWARDS Works for Me Wednesdays. This is where the readers ask how to to something and other readers suggest ways to do it. Perfect.
I actually more questions then one could personally answer in an hour, so I will skip to the question of the hour.
PROBLEM: My sweet loving DD has inherited her mother's packrat tendencies. Combine that with wonderful and generous family and friends and a few yard sales, and you have too much stuff! My DD has 2 Bitty Babies, 6 other dollies, 4 Build a Bears, and all the clothes, bottles, play food, stroller, etc, etc, etc to go along with them.
I do realize purging would be best, but is mostly not a current option. We just moved and did purge a bunch of stuff, but she already is sad she 'lost' things in the move and even told me she didnt want to go to Heaven because she couldnt take her stuff (she's only 4!).
So, how do I organize what she has?? I want her to be able to 1)find her things 2) have a home for each item 3) be able to pick them up herself 4) learn to respect the items. I want to be able to identify what she doesnt play with so I know what I can purge without notice.
Please note I do not have an Ikea, Target, Container Store, etc, anywhere close.
Thank you so much in advance!! Check out other questions at wearethatfamily.com