The kids were, for the most part, happy to play together or by themselves all day, which was great for me, because I had the opportunity to re-claim my home! In the morning I cleaned and cleaned and did a little more cleaning for good measure! Then in the afternoon I tackled Rylan's closet and won! It is now all organised again, storage containers labelled, dress up clothes hung up and sorted out. This is the top of his cupboard, which was pretty straight forward, the bottom was more of a mission, and I forgot to take a picture of that when I was finished, because I had my mind on making dinner, it was getting late!
But before I started my closet make over, I did snap a couple of pictures of other organizational things I have done in his room (a long while ago). This IKEA shelf is a favourite of mine. Inexpensive, and very easy for the kids to use and keep the toys neatly sorted into their respective boxes. On each container is a photograph that I took of what is inside the box (e.g. finger puppets, model animals, cars, trains, or wooden blocks), this way Damian (and before that Rylan, when he was little) knows where to find the toy he wants, and also where to put it back when he is finished. This system has helped immensely in their learning to clean up after themselves!
I also love this bookshelf that allows them to see the cover of the book, instead of just its spine. They have another regular bookshelf with many more books, but I rotate the books on this one, so they always have new books to attract their attention.
Now onto the rest of those projects! :)