This post is sponsored by American Furniture Warehouse, however, as always, all opinions remain my own.
Hey beautiful people!
Last week I shared our new and improved under the stairs closet and how we are making it functional for our family and today I want to share another hack! A hack for you, whether you work from home or outside the home. This post is for you, the parent with toys everywhere.
I remember, before we had kids, we had a friend come over and they commented that it was very clear that we had no kids as our house did not have a single toy anywhere. As much as this was true, I can say that as I mom of two my goal is always to have the toys put away! Does it always happen? No, it almost never does but this is why this hack will change your life!
A few months ago we put the girls in the same room in hopes to help them sleep by themselves, another thing that has yet to work ha, but that meant that the other room ( Cami’s Room) would only be used for toys!
Said room is a mess 92% of the time but I dont mind, it’s upstairs and I can simply close the door when I’ve had enough, but downstairs it’s a different story! If they have toys dispersed all over the house it takes me twice if not 3x as long to clean and pick up the entire house!
We solved this by giving the girls a small corner of our office and letting them put a few toys there! those toys they truly love and can live without them. The truth is that many of us this last year had to work from home and be with our sweet babies so if you are still in this situation this post is specifically for you!
You remember our 3 steps from my last post? (You can check them out here)
Make a list of functions for the room/ area.
The same thing applies here as when we were working on the under the stairs closet. Make it work for you.
- As a blogger, I need space. I have a few things up my sleeve for the blog which requires a certain setup
- my husband also needs a good and quiet space to prepare his preachings for church!
- This room is also the first room you see as soon as you walk in which means it needs to be clean and picked up.
- Lastly, it’s the one room on the first floor where we have enough space for the girls to play and it’s the dedicated area for toys.
Knowing my needs, how I want it to function for our family made the selection of the products I need so much easier.
We are partnering with AFW once again and sharing how this room is working for our little family.
My office is not yet completed, we may end up doing a bit more shelves and getting a smaller desk and chair but this corner is magic, and AFW is a great part of that!
Bench: The key to function haha ($78.00)
Artwork: this map is beautiful. ($68.00)
Plants: They have the best plants for us black thumbs people. ($88.00)
Baskets: Mentioned in the post last week. ($58.99
All for a total of $293.00
How it works
Having this bench is a lifesaver. I can store the toys in here and keep them under control. meaning that I can manage the toys that they actually play with! When the bench is closed it’s the perfect little seat for the girls and what can I say about that map! It’s my dream come true! I had been looking for a map for my office and this one it’s perfection.
And now enjoy it!
I hope you love this post as much as I love making it. These types of posts make my heart happy. Finding hacks that help my family and possible yours is something I truly enjoy! For so many years we lived our everyday running in the midst of chaos and little by little our home is working for our needs and my kids are the only chaos I love!