What kids’ room isn’t messy?
Especially with two kids and all their toys sharing one small bedroom.
We have a spare room, but I think there is value in having them share space. Maybe it’s selfish of me, I didn’t have my own room until I was 8. Then it was only because we moved to a larger house and my baby sister was on the way.
Some days it feels like there is a layer of cars and blocks and stuffed animals and clothes that you have to walk across. In my endeavors to train the boys to clean up after themselves, I have been training myself to be more organized. I firmly believe in Monkey See Monkey Do.
I am always trying to come up with easier ways for the boys to organize on their own. I have started the process my maintaining a “cars” box, a “batman” bag, and yes, the “weapons” basket… they are boys after all.
One of the things that takes up space but has more sentimental value are the plush critters.
They don’t get played with, but they mean more to them than other things, and I admit, a fair number of the collection are mine from childhood. Every year at yard sale time I consider chucking them all, but, I haven’t been able to yet.
What to do with them besides box em up and store them? Well, how about a stuffie hammock? How can I make it as simply and quickly and with the things I have on hand at home?
Enter the No Sew Jersey Toy Hammock!
Very very easy…
pick a corner…
You need a triangle of jersey.
that’s almost it…
I used 3 grommets. You can get a variety of styles by application. I used 3 that were meant for use in purse construction. You could put two extra in the middle on the sides for support. Apply the grommets to the three corners of the triangle. Then, I used cup hooks to hang it up.
After the first hanging, I discovered that I cut the triangle to large. So you can make adjustments as needed. I remedied this by tying two knots and this took up a little of the slack.
Here are some other ideas from around teh interwebs*: