Do you remember being a little girl and dreaming of owning the Barbie Dream House? Maybe you had one...maybe your friend had one... I always wanted a Barbie Dream House...
My Daughter, who is nearly 12 now, still loves her Barbies. I don't mind... I loved mine at that age, too - although it was more about fashion and decorating their house than it was about playing with dolls...
Just like yesterday's post about Lego storage and organization, those Barbies come with a lot of accessories. And the shoes! Oh... I envy the shoes!
Being the frugal [cheap] mom that I am, I determined that I could give my daughter a Barbie dream house without spending hundreds of dollars...
Here's what we came up with:
First, I had a $15.00 shelf set unused in my storage room.
I used three of the four shelves and created this doll house:
She either made the furniture from boxes and scrap fabric, or she reused something we already had...As you can see one Barbie has a hammock made from a wire mesh drawer organizer.
So what about all those accessories? Well, I picked up a three drawer bin at Wal-Mart for $8.00. Come now, ladies...we have drawers for our clothing and accessories. So should Barbie!
One drawer for Dolls:
One drawer for her clothes:
One drawer for her accessories:
Everyone is happier when we can find our things. This includes your kiddos. How can you help them organize their belongings today?
Think about bins for under-bed storage. Many of the hanging sweater organizers are the perfect size to fit cloth organizer bins - you can use them in closets as additional drawers. Encourage organization in your children now - and they will learn valuable lessons for their futures.
Only By His Grace,
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