Happy Monday friends! After living in 3 different houses with three boys through the baby/toddler/little kid/big kid/teenager stages, with all kinds of room arrangements, I've noticed that there are a few things that are essential to a boy's room.
One the simplest ones that has made the biggest difference is
a place for all their little "treasures."
You know those treasures, the ones that don't need to go in a keepsake album but also don't need to be thrown away...keys, locks, nerf bullets, matchbox cars, army figures. When they were little and I helped them clean their room I would say, "put it in it's home," which meant that it was up to me to find a home for everything.
This was especially useful when we lived in houses with no storage. We've used these shoe organizers in multiple rooms--including the pantry and laundry room. If you came to my house right now, you would find 5 of these. They are quick and easy to install--the only reason this is a diy is that I use ribbons and tacks instead of the metal hangers that come with it because they scratch the doors.
Make sure to get one with the clear plastic so you can see what's in the pockets. You can find these at any Wal-Mart or Target.
Here is where the diy part comes in.
Measure and cut strips of ribbon, all the same length.
Use flat tacks on the top of the door to attach the ribbons.
Hammer them in once your fingers give out.
Cut off the excess ribbon so they won't be visible when the door is shut.
I put this one up when they were at school, but trust me, by 3:30pm it will be full of little
Here's one from my oldest's closet door.
Yes, that's a molding of his teeth from when he got braces. Sentimental, that boy.