Thursday, January 05, 2012

IKEA to the Rescue

The above picture doesn't even capture Ethan's room at its worst. Most of the time it looks like a Lego store exploded and you can't see an inch of that Lego table. And although 95% of his toys are Legos, there are the errant Nerf guns and bullets, Bakugans, Plants and Zombies cards, and various other small items that have wandered in and started squatting without a good place to live as well.

IKEA to the rescue. We've tried to leave IKEA behind, but it calls us back with the promise of inexpensive storage solutions with funny names. Thankfully, Ethan actually enjoys assembling IKEA furniture, so we bought the toy unit under his bed and a long box that's peeking in the left of the picture - the first to hold the Legos, the latter to hold everything else.

I wonder how long it will look like this?


laura said...

ha- i did a little IKEA storage solution shopping today myself. though I am still a newbie to the IKEA scene (with the move to this new city) so I'm far from trying to wean myself, I'm still in the "wow" stage :)

his room does look great!

Gina Marie said...

Partly IKEA has just become so crazy here (we need another for 20 million people!) that it's not fun to go there anymore. I avoid it as much as possible, but there are only so many times you can tell your helper, "You don't have to clean his room" because she can't see the floor. :)