Recently I confessed how much having clutter in our home affects me in a negative way. Ya’ll were so encouraging and I’m so thankful that it isn’t a battle that I am facing alone.
I also recently switched out our old stair mailboxes that really help with reducing clutter in our home. The previous ones that we used had wires in them that had started poking through.
Stairs + wires poking through + kids = a disaster waiting to happen!
However, after three years of constant use, I can’t even imagine not using this system. So I was thrilled to find some new containers at Target.
More than the containers though, I am simply thrilled with how beneficial this system has been for our family.
Sometimes you just need a place to toss the “in between” things to help reduce the clutter.
Sometime soon I’ll share our method of getting the kids to pick up their toys at any given moment (it isn’t mind boggling but it has been effective and I’ll share that soon!) However, these bins play a big role in it. Many times the kids will pick up by putting items in here that need to eventually go back upstairs. Other times cleaning up includes emptying their “mailboxes” and taking what has collected back upstairs to their rooms.
That is usually the case when they start overflowing and nothing more can fit in them!
I didn’t go fancy with labeling the containers…just a quick sharpie marker to the side knowing that in the future I can always use a little rubbing alcohol to remove the name if I ever want to re-use the bins for something else.
I honestly can’t say enough good things about this system.
Even if you don’t have stairs you could have a designated container somewhere in the house for each member of the family to drop their things into. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to put everything back in its place all of the time…but having a little container like this can be a great inbetween place to put things and help keep chaos at bay.
Do you have a designated place in your home for putting each person’s things? What kinds of methods do you use to help keep the clutter at bay?
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