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.
This post is sponsored by Brother P-Touch. All opinions expressed are exclusively my own.
Organizing the Barbie Clutter in your Home
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 also 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 ’90s! 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. Therefore…we needed some organizational help.
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. Why not make easy to read labels clearly identifying where all items should be housed? It’s a great plan!
My 1st grader is learning to read, I had her help me make the labels. 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.
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.
So simple to start organizing!
- Create your labels with a Brother P-touch! Let your creativity flow!
- Label small bins for little items. This helps in easy clean-up.
- Label the outside of each drawer with the item names.
- Fill each plastic bin and enjoy your organized area.
All we used for this project were 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
- Tool Shed
- Media Area
- Home Office
Contain the larger items in deeper drawers, these units even come with wheels so they are easy to move around your home.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
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!
Isn’t it funny, there’s always something that needs organizing in the home!
Barb @ A Life in Balance
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!
I love it….I have the same issues with 3 girls!!
I just knew it couldn’t just be happening at my house 🙂
Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
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!
Oh I hope this helps her, the Barbie “stuff” takes over so quickly! Thanks for stopping over Linda!
Oh now this gadget could come in super handy!!!!! Thanks for posting about this!
Oh I bet you’ll find all sorts of uses for a P-Touch 🙂 Thanks for stopping over Angela!
I could use one of those!
Let me tell you Jamie, there’s always something to be labeled, very useful! Thanks for stopping over!
We have the very same label maker (the red one) and we love it, especially for organizing. Two thumbs up!
It is a huge household helper, isn’t it Cassie? Thanks for stopping over!
We don’t have quite this much Barbie clutter yet. But I’m sure it is coming!
I’m telling you, she takes over! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
No Barbie clutter here yet, but will Little Pet Shop, My little Pony, and every Disney Junior character count? We have plenty of that!
Oh most definitely, those little toy pieces pile up! Thanks for stopping over Michelle!
With two boys, we don’t have much Barbie clutter around here…but I remember it from when I was a kid!
So many toys have small parts, you can always use organize, right? Thanks for stopping over!
We are just about to get into Barbie w/ our youngest and we’re forever trying to organize our Imaginext things for our son!
Yes, the older they get the smaller the pieces get. Getting organized is a big hurdle! Thanks for stopping over!
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!
Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]
This reminds me of my childhood – so fun!
Such an iconic toy 🙂
Aimee @ Like mother like daughter
I loved playing with barbies growing up. I definitely needed something like this to organize them!
Barbie and her things can take over, trust me! Thanks for stopping over Aimee!
Oh my goodness we totally need this! My girls make the biggest mess with their Barbies!
It just comes with the territory, feels so good to be labeled & organized now! Thanks for stopping by!
Hello! Where did you get your drawer units?