I’m linking up with Tina Gray [dot] Me today for Ooh, that’s Pinteresting!
I posted this photo on Facebook the other day.
I am at my wits end with keeping the kids books tidy. I’m basically at the stage where I either leave them on the floor or just fling them back in the bookshelf. And I mean fling, they are not put away tidily with spines facing outwards.
Before CrashBoy was mobile I was able to keep on top of CrashGirl’s books, and I would even put them back on the shelf in order of size. (Ha ha, the things I had time for then!). Now that CrashBoy’s switch has been flipped from cute baby to destructive toddler, I can’t keep up. He is like a force of nature tearing through the house!
Their beautiful books are losing their covers, getting dirty and in some cases ripped to shreds :(
So it was Crash Test Mummies to the rescue!
Suggestions from the Crash Test Community
“A book shelf with the basket caddies are way tidier” Cherry
“Too early to start a reward system for doing a few helpful tasks? I also used to play a game around putting things away.” Hilary
“Go with the baskets idea Laney. Try stickers or dots on spines and tell them they’ve got to make sure the stickers/ dots are showing.” Mai
I also did some Googling and pinning on Pinterest to come up with the following.
Inspiration for kids book storage
I like this fabric holder, but I’m not sure how likely it will be that I get around to it!
Books facing outwards seems to be the way to go
These are made from Ikea spice racks!
Would you believe this is made from plastic rain guttering?
Another Ikea hack
A very simple solution for the top of a dresser
Time to Crash Test!
I’m going to go with a combination of:
- Using baskets in the bookcase we have
- Installing something like the rain gutter book holders in the 4th picture
- Using the Ikea spice racks next to the kids’ beds
What do you think? Do you have any more ideas?
I’m also linking up with 5 minutes just for me, so there is plenty of Pinterest inspiration to check out today!