Organizing the Barbie Clutter in your Home

If you have children with Barbie dolls, I hope this post inspires you to use a Brother P-Touch label maker, it couldn’t be easier and you’ll feel great about controlling the cutter while attempting to get organized.

Use a Brother P-Touch to help with Organizing the Barbie Clutter in your Home. Make clear, easy to read labels for plastic storage units, kids can help too.

January is National Get Organized Month, and boy it couldn’t have come soon enough at my house.  I have 2 girls under 7 and let’s just say that Santa was very, very generous with the Barbie’s, their housing, transportation, clothing, and accessories this past Christmas!  There were all things pink, sparkly and girly found on Christmas morning. Which has led to 2 very happy young ladies in my home, but along with that has come a kajillion small items, clothing and accessories spread across my home from Miss Barbie and her fun-loving well-clothed posse!

I decided it was time to contain this clutter, as even my kids were overwhelmed.  Prior to Christmas they had inherited a small boatload of vintage Barbie’s and accessories from their older sisters.  I say vintage because they were from the 90’s!  Both older daughters had massive amounts of these to handover to their younger siblings. So on top of the newly acquired Christmas items we were contending with the older Barbie’s, and together all of them were starting to take over the play area.

Use a Brother P-Touch to help with Organizing the Barbie Clutter in your Home. Make clear, easy to read labels for plastic storage units, kids can help too.

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I decided that plastic containers and drawer units would be welcome additions to the Barbie area.  They’d help with organizing the plethora of shoes,boots and accessories that come along with this beloved doll.  And to help further ease the organization of these items, I used a Brother P-Touch to make easy to read labels clearly identifying where all items should be housed. My 1st grader is learning to read, I had her help me make the labels, and by the second label she was a complete pro, making labels on a Brother P-Touch is not only easy but fun.   Together we chose a cute heart “frame” for the wording and a font that she agreed with.  Within 2 minutes of us taking it out of the package, we were creating awesome labels.

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So easy to use! My daughter practiced her spelling while creating the labels!

We chose a larger 3 drawer unit to contain the furniture, horses (yes, every Barbie has to have a horse with a sparkly mane no less), and the overflow Barbie’s.  Then we chose a fun 6 drawer unit that has more shallow drawers for the smaller items.  When shopping for our organization items I found some small clear bins that fit nicely into the drawers, we labeled them so that they can easily go in and out of the drawers with all the little items.  So easy and it was so much fun once we got started.


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So simple to start organizing!

  1. Create your labels with a Brother P-touch!  Let your creativity flow!
  2. Label small bins for little items.  This helps for easy clean-up.
  3. Label the outside of each drawer with the item names.
  4. Fill each plastic bin and enjoy your organized area.

All we used for this project was multi-draw units, small plastic bins and our Brother P-Touch and white P-Touch Tape. You’ll find all sorts of uses in your home for your Brother P-Touch label maker, here are some areas you’ll enjoy organizing:

  • Pantry Items
  • Linen Closet
  • Laundry Room
  • Mud Room
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Garage
  • Tool Shed
  • Closets
  • Media Area
  • Home Office

 

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Contain the larger items in deeper drawers, these units even come with wheels so they are easy to move around your home.

Use a Brother P-Touch to help with Organizing the Barbie Clutter in your Home. Make clear, easy to read labels for plastic storage units, kids can help too.

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Comments

  1. I have a really old labeler, but it is so handy to have. We don’t have Barbies anymore, but we have plenty of stuff that needs to be organized!

  2. I have a P-Touch labeler and love it! I use it all the time for labeling stuff for my 5 kids.

    • Kids just require things labeled, don’t they? Just last week I had to label something that had to go to school with my first-grader, and out came the P-Touch!

  3. I love it….I have the same issues with 3 girls!!

  4. What a great post! I am forwarding it to my daughter who is always complaining that Barbies are taking over the house! I think she could definitely use the P-touch!

  5. Oh now this gadget could come in super handy!!!!! Thanks for posting about this!

  6. I could use one of those!

  7. We have the very same label maker (the red one) and we love it, especially for organizing. Two thumbs up!

  8. We don’t have quite this much Barbie clutter yet. But I’m sure it is coming!

  9. No Barbie clutter here yet, but will Little Pet Shop, My little Pony, and every Disney Junior character count? We have plenty of that!

  10. With two boys, we don’t have much Barbie clutter around here…but I remember it from when I was a kid!

  11. We are just about to get into Barbie w/ our youngest and we’re forever trying to organize our Imaginext things for our son!

  12. What a great idea! In our house, it would be LEGOs 🙂

    • That’s what all my friends with boys have said, around here girls run the house. Thanks for stopping over Nicole!

  13. This reminds me of my childhood – so fun!

  14. I loved playing with barbies growing up. I definitely needed something like this to organize them!

  15. Oh my goodness we totally need this! My girls make the biggest mess with their Barbies!

  16. Hello! Where did you get your drawer units?

    Cristina

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