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Monday, May 7, 2012

125 Playroom Progress: Basket Labeling!

As I shared last week, we finally pulled the trigger on ten baskets for the playroom.  We have been loving their durability and size for storing all of the playroom toys.  I also have been loving that they conceal the toy clutter and tuck nicely out of the way.  However, when it comes to pick-up time, it has been challenging to tell which basket has which toys in them, meaning the kids and I have been playing guessing games.

When it came to labeling these baskets specifically, many of my typical methods wouldn't work since the baskets are textured.  That means no pretty vinyl labels... boo.  I thought about doing some laminated labels, but I wanted something that had a finished look and that would last through many many hours of play.  And remember how I really wanted some espresso natural woven baskets but settled on the plastic green ones for durability reasons?  Well, I got to thinking and decided to try to bring the wood tone in through the labels instead!

So I started out with ten basic 4x6 inch unfinished wood frames.


And some dark walnut wood stain:


I used a foam brush to stain the frames:


And followed the directions on the can to wipe them down with a rag and letting them dry.  I decided to stick with one coat and let some of the lighter tones show through to give it a bit more of a rustic feeling to them.

I have always been a believer in using picture labels in playrooms.  It's the quickest and easiest way to ensure that toys can make it back where they belong, and ensures the kiddos can easily be helpful at pick-up time, no matter what their age.

I just Googled around for the images of the toys that we were storing in each bin, and printed them out on cardstock:


Then, I traced the glass from the frame so that I could easily cut out the image from the cardstock to place inside the frame.


When I placed the printed toy pictures inside of the frames, I didn't use the glass as I want the playroom to be safe.  Glass labels really don't sound like a great idea...

To attach the frames to the basket, we just used some itty bitty screws:


Lined up the frame flush with the open handle:


And screwed through the basket holes right into the back of the wooden frame:



Nice and secure!  Now, no more guessing the contents of each basket!



We repeated the steps for all ten baskets!



The awesomepants part is that when we remove the screws, it's like they were never there since we just used the existing basket holes, and the baskets stay in their original condition!

Still a few more items to finish up before I can call this room update complete:
  • Paint entertainment center
  • Update light fixture
  • Window treatment
  • Additional seating
  • Additional toy storage
  • A fun wall treatment
  • Photographs/Artwork 
  • Book storage 
  • Basket Labels

What are you favorite, no fail labeling techniques?   Vinyl?  Chalkboard?  Frames?  Stickers?


125 comments:

  1. Wow! The 'To Do' list is getting shorter and the room looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. As we plan towards a move into our new house, the playroom is one space I really want to get right, so I love the inspiration you are providing Jen. Thanks again.

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  2. I really love those frames, do you mind my asking where you bought them them. They look so expensive you did a great job !

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    1. Thank you! I found them here: http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/products/1602_1965-26289-unfinished_wood_photo_frame_kits_set_of_6.html

      They ended up being around $1.50 each. :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  3. Cette pièce est sublime. Chez nous en france on ne trouve pas de pochoirs géants. C'est dommage car j'aime beaucoup le rendu.
    Votre blog m'inspire vraiment.
    Bises
    Rébecca

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  4. I adore how these are visual labels! I've not thought to do that with toys before, but it makes sense, especially for young children. Good job!

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  5. Yes, this confirms it, you're 100% awesome. Love this idea.

    Sad news - I RAN to Target's after your post about the green baskets and they're not on sale at my store! *cry* I'm waiting it out... but I don't know how long I'll hold out. I am afraid they'll go out of stock! What to do... what to do.

    Love your playroom. It looks great already and I'm loving being able to follow along this series.

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    1. Elisa, I did the same thing. First, I looked them up online and they were sold in sets of 4 for $40.00..Much more than I had planed on. So I drove an hour to our local Target only to find them there for $10.00 each. But I was so in love with them that I had to get some. I snagged two for now but I am having a baby soon and you'd better believe these beauties are going on my registry.

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    2. That is so strange? Why some Targets clearanced them and others didn't. Maybe it's based on inventory, location, stock and popularity? Not sure!? Such a bummer!

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  6. Once again, you hit a home run. Such a great idea. I use all kinds of stuff for labeling. In my kitchen I use chalk labels so I can easily change the labels on jars. In the toyroom, picture labels work best since my daughter is 3 and can't read. Ps, love the frames and stain color.

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  7. Hi Jen, great labels! I love the visual aspect of them and the fact they won't damage your baskets for future use. Your room is looking fantastic, I wish our play room looked half as good, but at least I have made a start on doing a colour coded lego system similar to yours! I love reading your blog, however, while I am still thinking about doing stuff at home, you have already got on and done it! How do you do that with your busy life? I'd love to know how you find the time, we too have 3 boys so I know how hectic it is. Have you always been a naturally organised person? Is it in the genes?! Thanks for sharing all you do, it really is inspiring - it gives me ideas and the motivation I need.

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    1. Awww, thanks friend!

      I do a lot of projecting for the blog now, I never used to move at the speed I do now, but blogging keeps me motivated. I also have a few afternoons each week where all my kids are in school and I am home, so that helps. My husband is a super duper trooper when it comes to helping me as well, and it's typically how we spend our time together after the kids go to bed. I don't watch a lot of tv, I just love to craft and project and blog.

      Surprisingly, I don't think I am "naturally" organized. I do work hard at it. I just like to problem solve and enjoy clean, clutter free spaces. :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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    2. Thank you for the information, it is good to know there is hope for me too, then!

      xoxo

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  8. How clever! The whole room looks great!

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  9. Okay - it looked good before. It now looks INCREDIBLE and I want you to come and do my playroom, and baby room, and kitchen.. perhaps the house?!?! I'd happily let you blog about your adventures here! hehe! :)

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    1. Thanks girl!

      Maybe some day?! If your local. It's on my list of goals for this year so you never know. :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  10. Love how the room is coming together. Looks great.

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  11. How you attached the labels to the baskets is very clever. :-)

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  12. This is beautiful and I never, ever would have thought of that.
    ~FringeGirl

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  13. You playroom looks awesome. Your list is almost complete :).

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  14. wow what an awesome idea!! i love it! i'm going to have to give it a try!

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  15. I am loving watching the progress of your playroom transformation! This idea for labeling the baskets is SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. Has anyone ever told you that you're a genius. Wow, that's really cool and inspirational. I have to get my butt in gear and learn from your tutorials. Thanks for also showing step by step how easy it can be done. The room looks amazing. Racquel

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  17. Has anyone ever told you that you are a genius. WOW. It looks amazing. Thanks for showing step by step it gives me hope that I can actually do things like that. Thanks. Racquel

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  18. Those label frames look amazing Jen! It has been really fun to watch your progress on this whole project, and it looks like you're crossing stuff off that to do list at a good pace!

    - Jessi

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  19. Jen this is incredible!! You have outdone yourself again! My Husband has a love/hate relationship with you because you give me so many great ideas that improve our quality of life but it means more work for him Haha!!! But seriously, you are truly amazing. Keep it up girl!

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    1. That makes me laugh. If I had to guess, my husband probably has a love/hate relationship with me as well. ;)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  20. Those look great! I never would have thought of using the existing holes to attach the frames....great idea!

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  21. Those look so fancy, but so easy!!! the pictures make it so easy for the kiddos to find their toys! awesome idea!

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  22. Brilliant!! I would have never thought to come up with that idea!!

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  23. I love the idea of using picture labeling in a playroom. That is the one room in the house where you can truly "play around" with decor and it fits so perfectly. Great job! I look forward to seeing what else happens in this space!

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  24. Oh my goodness....this is AMAZING! I love it so much! Everything is coming together so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. This looks amazing! I label everything but I have never made picture labels. Too cute!

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  26. Oh my goodness!! Seriously, this is brilliant. I have these exact baskets in our playroom as well and will definitely be using this idea! Yay - so excited to get on that now! Thanks for the wonderful (and really cute!) idea!

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  27. I love the photo labels - such a great idea for kids who aren't reading yet! The room is turning out so beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Looks awesome!!!!!

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  29. That is amazing, screwing them on? Absofreakinlutey genius! Great tip!

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  30. I keep wishing my 7 month old was ready for a true playroom so I can "work along with you". I think I can incorporate the Expedit bench in my house somewhere though...hmmm....

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  31. Okay...You have outdone yourself! For all the creative ideas in the world, I have never seen or thought of this. I LOVE the frame ideas. So easy to change out the picture when you need the basket for different toys. Keep up the great work!!

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  32. Super cute! I love the picture labels instead of adding word labels for all the toys.

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  33. Sorry to duplicate everyone else's comments, but OMG that is brilliant! I would NEVER have thought to use frames that way. It looks great & equally important is a great, practical idea. Honestly you are a genius.

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  34. LOVE them! Especially that they're screwed in place, not to mention labeling with pictures...so perfect for the kiddos!

    Elisabeth @Simply Parkers

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  35. I have been following this playroom project series and my!oh?my! you're very artistic and naturally born organizer!!!

    i love those frames that you used to label those baskets!! who would have thought of that?!! i'd probably print pictures, laminate and velcro them in the basket - if i were to label it...

    you always inspire me Jen!!

    btw, I also went to target to check out those nice & pretty green baskets - they're at $10/piece...argh!! they're not on clearance :( boo!!! I will be stalking that item till it goes to clearance haha!!

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  36. I think my heart just skipped a beat when I saw the final picture - I love the way the labels look! Great job! I am in awe of your creativity : )

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  37. i have been following this playroom project for a while now...and my!oh!my! you're such a born organizer and have an artistic talent Jen...

    who would have thought of using frames to label those baskets?!! i would just print pictures, laminate them and velcro them in the basket-if i were to label those...you're a rockstar!!!

    you keep me inspired to organize and make my house beautiful even more..thanks to you!

    btw, i also went to target yesterday but those nice & pretty baskets are $10/piece…not on the clearance rack  boo!!!

    I will be stalking this item until these goes on clearance…

    smart momma
    smart-momma.blogspot.com

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  38. Jen! Those labels are genius! Your boys are so lucky to have you as a mama! :D That playroom is too TOO adorable!

    Thank you for sharing it with us!

    http://enjoyerofgrace.blogspot.com

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  39. Can I ask what size of baskets you used? The link you used in your basket post sent me to the XL square baskets but the dimensions on the website say they are 14 inches and in your post you said the expedit opening was 13". Just wondering how they fit. Maybe you bought the Large instead of the XL?
    I love this playroom and have decided to pretty much copy you (but change the colors up a tad).

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    1. Hi Karen!

      We did use the XL square baskets, the basket dimensions are 11.1 " H x 12.6 " W x 12.6 " L

      You may have been checking out the shipping/box dimensions in the listing.

      xoxo!
      Jen

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  40. Jen, Wow. I think one of the best, if not THE BEST part of this project (and any of your others) is that you are giving your young kids tools to be orderly with their things, their thoughts, their lives. Young brains will begin to habitually tune out when there is constant chaos or the mental paralysis that comes from not knowing where to start. These early clean-up habits make a world of difference to kids, not only while they are living at home, but as they begin their own lives away from home. I always cleaned up for my now 8 year old son. Always. Bless his heart, he craves neatness, and I am just now trying to give him wings to be autonomous in this way. I guess better late than never! Bravo to you, and thank you!

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    1. Thanks Anita! I do what I can to give them the tools to be organized and helpful at a young age. It makes it easier on all of us and I hope it will create good long term habits. :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  41. I have these same baskets in my pantry. They are so sturdy and hold up to a lot of abuse. Mine desperately need labels so the family knows where to put groceries. I tried a few different types of labels, but this is genius! Thanks for sharing your tips! xoxo

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    1. Love the idea to use these in a pantry! So super smart!

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  42. I am getting ready to redo my dinning room area just off my kitchen. I am an amateur carpenter and built a window seat at my last house. It turned out O.K. but so much work and good lumber is not cheap. So I am considering these shelves. Even though I live to far away to shop at an Ikea store, I did find them on ebay. Shipping is a little cheaper but still very pricey I can justify spending that much on shipping though since the units are only $79. I wish I could use your colors and pattern ideas, but then I would have to redo the whole house to go with it!! (Which I have done before!)
    Thanks for your great ideas!!!

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  43. Oh my goodness!! I'm loving this idea!!! SO creative! I'm turning my dining room into a playroom, and I might have to borrow this idea!

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  44. Wow Jen, those look fantastic. Very creative! So I'm wondering what you do or have done (when your boys were smaller) to store your bigger types of toys. We have several Imaginext toys (like the space station) that are too large to fit in the cubbies of our Expedit shelf so they just sit on top. But they are kind of an eyesore. Any clever suggestions for how to store those that I don't have to look at them all the time?

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    1. Hi Deb!

      Right now, we keep our larger toys in the bottom cabinets of the entertainment center, as seen here: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m4DSUGXC18I/T3SRZo4l5_I/AAAAAAAASYw/e99RKdxuMRA/s1600/PaintingFurniture19.jpg

      Large toys seem to be the biggest challenge to store. I like to look for deep cabinets or armoires, oversized decorative baskets or stash them away in nearby closets.

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  45. Geez Louise, you are awesome. I love everything about the whole playroom project. I can hardly wait to use some of these ideas in our playroom. So do you have all of the toys in the playroom and just clothing and a few personals in the boys' rooms?

    Tina (in Texas)

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    1. Hi Tina!

      Yeppers! We took all the toys from around the house and they are now all located in the playroom. It's much easier for us this way and it is less confusing about what belongs where. We really tried to consolidate the number of toys we have to the boy's favorite types/sets.

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  46. Now this room is complete! You have great ideas!!

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  47. Love this idea! I am definitely sharing this and copying ;o) I always want to keep the kids toys in separate bins but they love to mix them up. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Amazing! I am in love with the kiwi and navy. Such a fun twist on a boy color scheme!

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  49. The baskets look great! I am wondering if those baskets house all the toys in the house? We have so many toys, hard to purge with an 8 yr. old girl, 6 yr. old boy and 4 yr. old girl. The gender and age difference means we have toys of all ranges. What do you do sized bigger sized toys that do not fit in the baskets?

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    1. Yeppers! We took all the toys from around the house and they are now all located in the playroom. It's much easier for us this way and it is less confusing about what belongs where. We really tried to consolidate the number of toys we have to the boy's favorite types/sets {train tracks, lincoln logs, cars, blocks, etc...}. I don't want the kids to be overwhelmed with too many options and it's great they appreciate and expand on the sets that they love.

      Right now, we keep our larger toys in the bottom cabinets of the entertainment center, as seen here: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m4DSUGXC18I/T3SRZo4l5_I/AAAAAAAASYw/e99RKdxuMRA/s1600/PaintingFurniture19.jpg


      xoxo,
      Jen

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  50. heehee...I love that you say things like "awesomepants." :-)

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  51. I love it! I want a room just like that :)

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  52. Brilliant solution! I am storing away all of these ideas for when we finally get around to finishing our basement and play room :)

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  53. Amazing!! I've been waiting to see this next step!
    How would you have labeled a Knipsa [Ikea] basket in a "grown-up" room? I don't want a chalkboard label or something dangling from a ribbon. Something "classic".... suggestions, please???

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  54. Amazing!! I've been waiting to see this next step!
    How would you have labeled a Knipsa [Ikea] basket in a "grown-up" room? I don't want a chalkboard label or something dangling from a ribbon. Something "classic".... suggestions, please???

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    1. here is a picture of the baskets in place. would LOVE some suggestions from you or your guests!

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.347106312009544.90879.100001305334936&type=3&l=d9a663cb62

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  55. Wow, Jen, only you would think of that labeling solution! Brilliant!

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  56. Your blog posts on this one particular room are really helpful to everyone reading because they remind us that any big (overwhelming) project is a series of smaller, doable steps.

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! It has been fun for me to focus on one project vs. hopping all over the home working on multiple things at once. Glad it is helpful to you as a reader as well!

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  57. I love this idea and the look it gave the room. So great how you thought to use pictures for the labels and screw them into the baskets- genius!!!! I want to come play in this room! :)

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    1. You are welcome to come and play! I think I will be spending more time in there than the kids, it is one of my new favorite rooms in the house! :)

      xoxo!
      Jen

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  58. Wow! What a clever idea! That space for the kids is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your great ideas with all of us!

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  59. This is so great! They look really cheery and cute.

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  60. Those labels are really adorable! Everything you touch turns into amazingness! :)

    Cassie

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  61. I have these exact same baskets in my laundry room and was wondering how the heck to label them. This is absolutely genius!! I am going to do the same and will send pictures of the result. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

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  62. Wow, I love this - this has inspired me to do something about our playroom - I'm so tired of sorting toys. What do you do with bigger toys? I have tons of Little People garages, barns, etc. that I haven't been able to find a home for.

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    1. Hi Sandi!

      Right now, we keep our larger toys in the bottom cabinets of the entertainment center, as seen here: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m4DSUGXC18I/T3SRZo4l5_I/AAAAAAAASYw/e99RKdxuMRA/s1600/PaintingFurniture19.jpg

      Think about potentially using a deep cabinet, storage ottoman, large oversized decorative baskets or amoires.

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  63. Hi Jen,

    I have been getting more organized since I started reading your blog! Organizing the toys has been one that I've been putting off because I can't decided how to do our labels. I love your idea of using pictures on the labels...especially since my boys are still so little and can't read yet. How did you get all of the pictures to be about the same size? And how did you find such high quality pictures? Sorry...I'm not super talented on the computer. I'd love any helpful tips you have.

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  64. What a great idea for the labeling of the baskets! Love the finished product! Our youngest is 9, so we don't have so many little toys that need labeling anymore. However, I will put my mind to work to find something that I can use to incorporate your great idea. Love reading your blog by the way, and thank you for sharing all of your creativity.

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  65. Hi Jen,
    You are truly an inspiration. I watched your show "Clean Freaks" when it aired on late March. Since then you have inspired and motivated me so much. I have so much to I want to say to you but I just don't know where to start and plus right running I am not short of out time. Whenever I get a chance this summer I will email you and send you pics and update you on all improvements I made in my house. All the closets and pantry are done...yay! I am going to focus on decorating and labeling this summer. It takes time when you have kids to get things done..slow process. I have a 5 year old girl and 18 month boy..they are life and my all :)
    Your house and playroom look amazing....you are very creative and organized...you also seem like such a sweet and genuine person.
    I have never followed any type of blog. I now follow your blog and the Organize Junkie blog that you had on your website. Your is the best of course...the organized junkie is very informative and it has helped me as well. I have downloaded her app on iPhone. We are all learn from one another. Ok..this is getting too long..

    Thank you so much for your inspiration..looks like you have a lot of fans here..

    Hooray for Jen!

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  66. Thanks so much, Jen - brilliant idea! I'm going to do this! Your playroom looks beautiful and I keep seeing it all over Pinterest :) xxx

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  67. This is a fantastic idea. I don't have the room to do a 'play'room, but have been wanting a more grown up storage solution for our living room. I think something like this might work for the baskets.

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  68. Very original. You're super creative! :)

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  69. Awesome! What I love about this is you will never hear what I hear daily, "I don't know where anything goes." You're one smart momma! :)

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  70. My usual method is Packing Tape over paper (with at least a quarter inch border of stickyness around the paper. I either print by hand or make a label on the computer, depending on whether my printer has ink. Packing tape leaves very little residue if you have to peel it off.

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  71. I love what you did in labeling the baskets. I have to keep that in mind next time I re-organize the play room.

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  72. Can I ask you where you got the fabric to cover your bench seating? Many of my stores here in Idaho don't have fun modern prints.

    Also, I just love your blog and all your fun ideas.

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  73. You have got to be kidding me!! I would have NEVER thought to attach frames to baskets... You are awesome :)

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  74. Gee, after reading everyone's comments, I feel like the only person who isn't crazy about the frames idea. The frames turned out great; I love how rustic they are in comparison to the modern seating and wall treatment, but I feel as though it changes the focal point of the room and seems a tad busy/bulky. I'm holding out until the end, however. Looking forward to seeing how your artwork will pull everything together in the finale. :)

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    1. To be honest, I agree with you that the photo doesn't do the frames justice in the space. However, they were a necessary step to be sure the kids can take ownership of pick up time. Hopefully I can pull the whole room off in the end and redirect the focal point. :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  75. Wow, I LOVE the way the cubbies are set up, what a neat idea!

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  76. I LOVE this room! I would like to make a window seat out of those EXPEDIT shelves -- where did you buy / how did you make the seat cushions??

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    1. Hi Lisa!

      Here is the tutorial for you: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2012/04/playroom-progress-sweet-seating-part-1.html

      If you scroll to the bottom of the part 1 post, you will find a link to part 2.

      xoxo,
      Jen

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    2. Oops how'd I miss that?? Looks great and I can't wait to try it! I'm assuming you used a staple gun...? I need to get me one of those :)

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  77. I love it!!! That is a cute idea. :-)

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  78. We just bought eight of the fabric bins at IKEA for the expedit in our girls' room, and I'm working on how to label them. My best idea so far is to laminate pics/labels and attach with binder clips. Not the prettiest idea, but I may stick them inside. I just wasnt it to be easy for the girls to sort and put away their stuff! I just love your site -- thanks for sharing!

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  79. I love the pictures, that way there is no chance a kid tells you they didn't know where something goes!


    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  80. Love the frames for a "fancier" look!
    I've also been using a product called NACKit! (www.NACKit.com) They are self-adhesive pockets that I first used on storage tubs but now also use on fabric bins and other types of containers for toys. They come with cards that you can design the same way (with googled images or handwriting) I like that I can take them on & off & change the cards too

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  81. Those frames turned out great! I want to label my son's toy bins in his playroom, too, but they're solid canvas so the screw idea wouldn't work. I think I'll try to attach laminated index cards to the front of them somehow. And I love the idea of labeling them with pictures instead of words! My son is almost 2 years old so it makes sense to have pictures instead of words since he can't read yet.

    I'd love advice on how best to attach labels to canvas bins. I'm not the craftiest momma so I need all the help I can get. :)

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  82. fabulous job jen! do the bookshelves really hold as benches? like, can adults sit on them or just kids?

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  83. I am in LOVE with these box labels!!! They are so easy to make and so lovely! Great job! I love that you're focusing on one room and taking us through the steps. Keeps me in suspense for what's next! Love your blog!

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  84. Hi Jen,
    I am another fan of your blog and everything you do. I actually tried ordering 3 sets of those unfinished wooden frames from the link you provided but it was asking for $92 shipping to Australia.
    Sarah

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  85. I stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest. I love all your ideas! You inspired me to clean up our play area. I have blogged about it and you can see it here. http://www.bubblesandbobbins.com/2012/05/playroom-storage.html

    Thanks!!!

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  86. I love how you've labelled the baskets with pictures! The room is fabulous. I wanted to pin it but your site has been blocked as someone has reported that it links to spam or inappropriate content. A bunch of blogs are int he same situation, I wasn't sure if you knew it was happening to yours.

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  87. I stumbled on your page and I love it! I love organizing and you have great ideas!! Can I ask you a question? I saw you had a playroom post in 2010 and now this resent one is this the same space or did you move? Or did you switch rooms? Thanks for your awesome ideas!!

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    1. It was in our lower level when we first finished the space, and then we had a flood and had to remove all of the furnishings, flooring and trim and start from scratch. So, we moved it to another area in the lower level and began rebuilding it with a new look! :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  88. DROOL! LOVE!!! I have two questions:
    1. Do you have the printables for your labels? Our kids have a lot of the same toys. I'd love to not reinvent the wheel if I do go with these types of baskets.
    2. I have a LOAD of these storage containers from Target:
    http://www.target.com/p/Circo-Fun-Pink-Fabric-Drawer/-/A-12193768#?lnk=sc_qi_detailbutton
    Can you think of a way to label them? I seriously might just get the ones you have b/c I love this idea so much...

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    1. Hi Jennifer!

      I didn't save the files, I just pasted a Google image into a Word document and hit print.

      You could create labels and string them through the handle or add a pouch to the front? :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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    2. Maybe...but yours are so cute, I'm going to have to keep thinking. :)

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  89. I ordered the frames from the link above. They just came. Did you take the little stand thing off of the back of them before you mounted on the baskets? (I'm talking about that piece that lets you use the frame as a tabletop frame.) Or did you leave it? If you removed it, how much did you remove and how did you remove?
    DISCLAIMER: I'm so visual; I need a step-by-step on everything. :)

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  90. Hi Jennifer!

    I just pried the entire stand off with a flat head screwdriver {very carefully of course!}. They came off pretty cleanly. I don't think they would mount flush to the baskets should you decide to leave them on.

    Thanks so much!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  91. I have not seen anything as pretty and functional as your bin labels. One suggestion I would make (I haven't read through all the comments, so I may be repeating)would be to add the words also to the pictures. This would be a very good learning tool for the children. I'm a retired school teacher of Kindergarten - Primary grades(29 years) so any way I can encourage reading I jump on it. Love your blogs.

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  92. Hi Jen,

    I am new to the labeling/ make-your-own-vinyl-stuff world. Do you have a recommendation for products or machines I would use to do that?

    Thank you!
    Eleace

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    1. Hi Eleace!

      I use a Silhouette CAMEO for all of my cutting and vinyl projects. I am in love! :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  93. Hi Jen! I totally love it, you are amazing! I hope you dont' mind I shared your transformation over at my blog... it's so gorgeous!!!!

    Have an excellent day!

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  94. I just ordered some fabric bins for my expedit shelf. What would be some of the best options for a kid friendly label?

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  95. This is brilliant! I have been trying to find a label situation for my girls play room for a while now and this is IT!!! thank you!

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  96. Is it easy to change out the pictures when needed? I rotate my son's toys every so often, and the best thing would be if I could change the pictures.

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  97. Hi Jen! Can you please post the link for the wooden frames? I looked through the post but I could not find it above! :)

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    1. Hi Keena!

      I found them here: http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/products/1602_1965-26289-unfinished_wood_photo_frame_kits_set_of_6.html However, it appears that they have since been discontinued.

      I am guessing most craft stores such as Michael's and JoAnn sell unfinished wood frames as well.

      xo!
      Jen

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    2. It looks wonderful. Love the basket labels with the frames so creative! You in a whole are so creative and I wish I had the time and creativity to do all you do. Keep it up!!

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