Without a system even the cutest things can get out of control.
Oh, a construction worker, how cute! Pay no attention to the accessories that will surely be lost in no time at all. The hat, saw, safety goggles, without which, my darling boy is unable to effectively play construction worker.
That fairy/princess/ballerina? She will absolutely know where every one of her shoes, wands, purses, tiaras, bracelets and necklaces are. Right?
Oh, so, so wrong.
My initial foray at organizing the dress up clothes was to cover diaper boxes with wrapping paper. Super cute, and effective for about two months.
That was before the "boy" costumes arrived. So instead of just frilly tutus, we also have a doctor set, construction worker, fireman, and hair stylist.
I know that last one isn't a "boy" one, but it arrived at the same time:)
Thankfully, we have a room where furniture goes to die (also commonly referred to as a storage room or basement), and in it we had two rolling racks. I took one, made it as short as I could, then took the wheels off so that it wouldn't move.
I also found a mirror that we have no use for since our closet doors are mirrored, and I popped it back there, so the little ones can see themselves once they are suitably attired.
Shoes live below the rack and accessories fit in a few bins on the left. I also bought hangers that have clips on them so anything that goes with a certain outfit (like a hairband for the stylist) can be clipped on to the hanger and not lost in the abyss that is the playroom at times.
I'm not exactly sure what he is doing there with the saw and the package, but it sure is cute.
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