Sunday, March 29, 2015

Organizing Update: Progress by Room

Update on the organizing project:

  •     Missing dolls: Get Set Vanessa, Harley D Barbie, Mystery Squad Barbie
  •     Sorting accessories by type (FUN); see photos below
  •     Where will I store loose dolls and action figures?

  •     Storing most IKEA bags holding boxed DAFs here
  •     Need to sort loose dolls and action figures and accessories
  •     Need to list For Sale stuff


  •     All bags holding DAFs have been removed from this area
  •     Storing cardboard boxes with doll magazines here

Playscale art supplies by Mattel, Re-Ment, Lanard
Playscale art supplies

Mattel, Chic Boutique costumes
Playscale costumes

Musical instruments by Mattel, Takara, Hasbro, Spinmaster, Play Along Ltd
Playscale Musical Instruments

Sports accessories by Mattel, M&C Toys, Get Real Girl, etc.
Playscale sports items

Note: I LOVE semi-clear plastic shoe boxes.


The grandmommy said...

It seems like everybody has the organizing bug!

Georgia Girl said...
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Muff said...

Looks like fun to me! Everything in its own little see through bin. Yup, that's a fun time to me.

jSarie said...

Looks good! I'm terrible at guessing these things, but what size bins are those?

Brini said...

Good to see things coming along so well. It makes it easier to locate your things too. I don't set up much but I sure can find things.

D7ana said...

Hi The grandmommy, Georgia Girl, Muff, jSarie, and Brini!

@The grandmommy - yes, it hit me, too, lol!

@Georgia Girl - yay! I'm rooting for you.

@Muff - yup, having good times here ;-)

@jSarie - well, the bins look good, lol. The last 3 are shoebox size - 11 3/4" long x 4 1/2" high x 6 1/4" deep. The first one is a squared 8 1/4" x 5" high.

@Brini - being able to find things was a top reason to organize. It's wretched not knowing where stuff is.

Georgia Girl said...

My comment should have been thanks so much for getting us started. You have definitely inspired me.

Smaller Places said...

This is great progress!

Eventually the accessory sort will hit the top of the mountain and the rest will look easy. That moment gets weirdly addictive.

Sarah Sequins said...

Nice progress on the organizing!

You have a fantastic collection of doll instruments, and I love that tiny painting. It makes me want to get out my paints and canvas and start messing around again. Back in the day, my dolls had a portfolio full of mini paintings from "art class." :)

D7ana said...

Hi Georgia Girl, Smaller Places, and Sarah Sequins! Thanks for commenting.

@Georgia Girl - I appreciate your encouragement. I think Muff's post started the organizing trend. I'm happy to have contributed ;-)

@Smaller Places - I like sorting stuff. Got to work on selling stuff now.

@Sarah Sequins - thanks! I like the idea of creating mini paintings for the dolls. I'd like to see your work, too. Would be fun to see a post on that topic ;-)

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I love those plastic bins too, D7ana. I'm sure you saw them in my pictures.

I did my own little project once with doll-sized art. Now I'm going to have to blog about it!!

D7ana said...

Hi Barb the Evil Genius! Yes, I saw your plastic bins filled with dolly treats. I don't miss those posts ;-)

Cool! I'll look forward to your doll art project, too. Lots of fun reading a-coming!

Dollz4Moi said...

Dana, loving your progress. My collection has made me move from shoe boxes, to s-m-l bins. Now I have a bin and drawer system that I'm working the kinks out of lol.

D7ana said...

Hi Dollz4Moi! Glad to have you along for the ride ;-) Please share your tips after you've got your bin and drawer system refined. I LOVE reading doll organization tips and seeing the related photos ;-D

april_n_paris said...

Well....It's all I can do just to keep up with my dolls' fashions and accessories. But for all of you who also collects the other Barbie lifestyle sincerest wishes for a very productive spring cleaning and organization session!!!

D7ana said...

Hi april_n_paris! Oh you HAD to mention them, lol. The cars, the structures ... eyes glazing over ....

Thanks for the positive wishes!

Ms. Leo said...

It sounds like you are moving along with this project!

D7ana said...

Hi Ms. Leo! Yes, but it seems so slowly ;-P

I'm stuck finding storage for my deboxed dolls. Sigh.

Chasing Joy said...

Theinstruments and sports equipment are so cute. Cool!

D7ana said...

Hi Chasing Joy! I have a basketball hoop thing, some maracas, and a tambourine. I love miniatures ;-)