Tackle It Tuesday: The Playroom

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Every week, 5 Minutes for Mom hosts Tackle It Tuesday, an opportunity to showcase a completed project or task. I've participated on several other occasions, and with my recent tackle, I wanted to share my accomplishment.

Ahhhh, the dreaded playroom cleanup. Always monumental. Always time consuming. This time was no exception.

Here's what I was up against.

I told you it was monumental. Can you believe that mess?

After hours and hours of organizing, purging, re-arranging, scouring, mopping, hair-pulling, ibuprofen-popping, here's the end result.

There's more.

The shelves are homemade, and I must give credit to my sister Brenda for the fabulous idea. She suggested that I buy cinder blocks and plywood for low-standing shelves. What a great idea! I was able to control the height and the length of the shelves. I didn't want them too high as I have a 4 year old. The low-standing shelves will promote independence since she's able to select her own toys.

Best part? The kids are loving their new playroom. They spend so much more time in there, and surprisingly, are cleaning up after themselves. I love it, and they do, too!

To check out some other fabulous tackles or link up one of your own, click here.


Coryanne Ettiene | Kitchen Living with Coryanne said...

Bravo! I know too well what a chore that room can be. I nearly spilled my tea when I saw the shelves, I had those shelves as a child...small world.

Anita Hamilton said...

I love the play room. lol your before picture looks like my living room everyday, lol.

Babes Mami said...

This was a hot mess and now gorgeous! Good job tackling!

Thanks for coming by today!

Elizabeth said...


Come do mine????


You rock!

Katie said...

You are so lucky to have a play room, I dream of finishing the basement so all of ER's stuff can go down there and not spill over everywhere in our great room.