November 24, 2009

A Place for the (Stuffed) Animals

A few months ago, I blogged about all the stuffed animals in my daughters' beds. I accidentally found a solution to keep their beds a little less cluttered.
Now that all four of my daughters are 100% potty trained, it seemed like it was time to take the changing table out of their room. For the last year or so, the changing table has been more of a storage area anyway. Oh, and a nice little climbing toy for them to look out the window.
About a week ago I did my seasonal cleaning out of their closet. During that time Hubby cleaned off the changing table and took it out of their room. In it's place is a Rubbermaid-type "dresser" with four drawers. Each girl has her own drawer. Roo and Tortilla put their cases for their glasses in the drawers. At night we pick out their clothes for the next day and put those in the drawers as well. In the morning they put their pajamas in the drawers.
The first night the dresser was in their room they wanted to fill their drawers to the brim with anything and everything they could find. Tortilla took every stuffed animal and baby doll on her bed and crammed them in her drawer. The other girls followed suit. They refuse to remove the animals at bed time and would now rather keep them in their drawers. It's not the perfect solution to a clean room, but at least they each have more room in their beds now!

10 comments:

Sadia said...

Hooray! Melody and Jessica recently co-opted a laundry basket for the same purpose.

Quadmama said...

Most of the stuffed animals in our TV/play room USED to be stored in a laundry basket... until the basket became a toy. I took it out of the room when they started using it as a "prison" and sitting on top of it while a "prisoner" was inside!

Losing My Lap said...

Good idea! I will try this out when mine is a 100% potty trained. There is an entire zoo in my son's room and he notices when one animal has gone missing and entire search party is called to diffuse the situation! Thanks!

Quadmama said...

We've had many "search parties" at bed time... now I just have to look in the drawers LOL!

maryanne said...

That's great! We're still fighting the "too many toys in bed" problem at our house.

Quadmama said...

Tortilla thinks there's no such thing as "too many toys in the bed!"

HST said...

Over here we are still stuck with all the stuffed animals in their beds. Recently we bought them hanging monkeys dressed in tutus and with wings on their backs and those are now also in their beds, every night. No more stuffed animals!!

Quadmama said...

For awhile SueSue had so many stuffed animals in her bed that I simply couldn't understand how she found any room for herself.

Stephanie B said...

We got a stuffed animal net for my son's huge collection. Thing is, we put them all up, and, within months, there were a dozen more. Apparently, they spawn.

Quadmama said...

The net might be a good idea.

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