Sunday, April 14, 2013
Roy G. Biv
So my uber-organized pal, Jen on the Edge (who, incidentally, I'm visiting this weekend) did a little organizing. The deal with Roy G. Biv is to organize by color. Naturally, I read her posts about organizing bookshelves and t-shirts this way and I got to thinking...
No way would I do that in my library. I'm a Dewey Decimal System gal all the way.
There's not enough color spectrum in my wardrobe to Roy G. Biv my t-shirt drawer.
But there is one place in my house where Roy G. Biv-ing makes sense.
the Lego room
What would be more fun for Team Testosterone than to Roy G. Biv their entire Lego collection over spring break? Well, I could think of about a hundred things, actually, but this room is a disaster zone. They've got Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dinosaurs, Ninjago and some random kits with bricks all mixed willy-nilly. Consequently, they never play because it's just too much effort to even attempt to build with Legos when thousands of bricks have become so mixed up. The room is impossible to clean because there are little bricks everywhere, mixed in with a ton of other random toys like Nerf bullets, Bey Blades, books and balls.
It took us a day of sitting and sorting, but we did it. We threw out all the broken toys, put random stuff where it belonged, dusted and vacuumed the room. And we sorted every single Lego by color. Mr. G's little buddy came over to play and he even sat down a spell and did some sorting (so Mr. G would be freed up to head outside and play basketball)--ten hands pulling grey bricks to one pile, brown to another, yellow over here, green over there.
Check it out:
There's empty space where they can spread out and play or build.
A color-coordinated place.
And the biggest miracle of all happened since we did this.
Spill it, reader. If you had the wherewithal, where would you lay the Roy G. Biv smack down? Bookshelves? Legos? Tupperware? T-shirts? Socks?