Posts from the category: Organising Kids

Organising Kids Stuff: Tips for Storing Artwork

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When I recently shared on Facebook and Instagram that I was storing Immy's artwork from last year I received a number of questions about what I keep and how I recommend storing kid's artwork. With my first book, Time to Create, due for release in just a few months (you can see it available here on … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get Organised for the First Day of School

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This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. Every year for the past three years I have sworn I will be organised well before school starts... and every year I seem to take the whole of first term to find my feet and get my head around what’s needed. This year needs to be … [Read more...]

Creating a Baby Play Space

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Part of my intention with our recent playroom declutter and re-organise was to create a baby play space for AJ. She is now six months old and has started moving around through a combination of rolling, pushing herself backwards and an awkward commando crawl forwards. My aim was to create an inviting … [Read more...]

Clearing the Kids Clutter: Printable Toy Tub Labels

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When we started our pre-holiday sort and declutter of the toys, Immy and I decided it was time for some new labels for the tubs in the toy room. I am a big fan of organizing kids toys into individual baskets or tubs of like items rather than putting everything in one big toy box as a process to help … [Read more...]

LYBFL: Clearing the Clutter of Kids Toys


My first pre-Christmas housekeeping task has to be the TOYS! Not only because there is sure to be more added to the collection in the next few months but also because the baby is becoming more and more mobile by the day and some serious babyproofing is in order! So my plan is to; Separate out … [Read more...]

Our School Morning Routine

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When Immy started kindy this year I felt it was important to develop a school morning routine that allows us to start our day with a minimum of fuss and a sense of calm. I feel this is important for both a smooth transition from home to school, and for my own sanity - having to nag your way through … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Our Dress Up Corner


A peek inside a reader's play space... We have one little boy, soon to be five. This is a small corner of his tiny playroom. We tried to make this space organized, but inviting, to encourage lots of time spent playing dress up. Thank you to Joyce of Dinosaurs and Octopuses for sharing her … [Read more...]

Our Everyday Play: Loose Parts for Creative & Imaginative Play

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Matchsticks and story stones I am a big fan of open ended toys, toys that allow a child to respond in a myriad of spontaneous, unstructured ways. Fortunately these resources don't have to be expensive. In fact, a collection of everyday bits and bobs can provide preschoolers with hours of creative … [Read more...]