Okay... that's not REALLY how Rachelle worded it... it was more like...
where do you put the toy clutter and all the "stuff" that is not in your kids bedrooms ???
you've got me stumped!
LOL... Ohhh Rachelle
Okay... well first off... can I start with THIS picture?
WELCOME TO MY REAL LIFE
This is a bit of an older picture, but you get the idea...
Cason and I have always agreed that bedrooms are for sleeping, time out and "lookin' pretty" Not that I'm against toys in rooms, but for me... I think rooms are suppose to be places where you can go read a book, take a rest and feel relaxed... This would NOT be the case, if toys were in the mix. LOL. Our girls have always loved to hang out in their rooms... most days, at one point, they will lay on their beds, with a blanket and look through books or just sit in there together, giggle and talk to each other. They've loved doing this even when they were just little...
And I think it's important to let kids have a nice clean, soothing environment to wind down in.
Okay... obviously she's totally faking sleeping... lol, but that aside... this chick loves her bed! Rarely do they actually bring toys upstairs and play (unless it's a baby, or stuffed animal) I think they've also realized that rooms are kind of a sanctuary away from the crazy mess of toys and playing. (that we have going on downstairs) lol We finished our basement shortly after we moved into our home, because we knew we would need the extra space.
I needed an office,
and mommy the girls needed a place to trash to play with their toys. This was taken on the day I organized everything. Most of the time, it looks like a toy graveyard down here! :)
If I didn't have a basement to utilize, I would FOR SURE have toys in their rooms... probably just in bins, hidden in a closet or whatever... so that the toys could be put away, and not seen, when they're not using them. I have a lot of friends who have toys in their kids' rooms. In fun toy chests, and on shelves and such, and that seems like a great/cute way to store them!
Once we feel like we have a handle on our upstairs... we're headed down to up-date our basement, with our new "look" :)... and hopefully give the kids more of a "PLAY" room... instead of a "shove all the toys in the closet, to pick up the mess"... room. :) So... the answer to your question Miss. Rachelle... THANK THE HEAVENS FOR OUR BASEMENT! That's were ALL of our toys and mess live, for now :)
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