After visiting my sister Nina in Singapore I have been shamed into action. That woman is so organized, it is terrifying. I need some of what she has. You should see the craft room in her house. Boxes and boxes of neatly labelled crafts, perfectly separated into see through containers. My anal self nearly fainted in envy. I want my toys and crafts to look like that, and I am determined to get it right.
The first thing I need is proper storage space. At the moment, we have one cupboard and one giant box into which everything is thrown. Big cars, little cars, dinosaurs, crafts, crayons, you name it - all thrown into one box. It drives me crazy.
I want to get a few cupboards made and buy lots of clear plastic containers to store things in. I already have the label maker, bought in Singapore. I too will be organized! I know where to get the plastic containers from, but I have no idea where to get the cupboards from. I think I need them custom made to fit the areas I want them in. I have one narrow'ish wall in the passage that I want a cupboard in, but it is narrower than the normal cupboard depth so I can't buy one 'off the shelf'. Haha.
I was thinking about something like this below. Something that has lots of storage space and in which I can fit the see through containers. The kids need to be able to find their toys easily, open the container easily and most importantly, pack it back easily as well. Of course, I will need to make the children actually tidy up their toys, something which I have not yet ever done because I am clearly a useless mother.
What do you think? All you Organized Types, do you have any suggestions?
Lastly, does anyone know of someone in Cape Town who could make these storage cupboards for me? I am not too worried about fancy cupboard doors etc, the box / cube things are fine.