The Joyful Reimagining of a Sacramento Playroom

Friday, February 16, 2024

Organizer Spotlight: Emily Christopher

In the charming city of Sacramento, Emily Christopher and the NEAT Method Sacramento team, took on the task of transforming a chaotic playroom into a fun and creative space for a special family. With a bustling household of seven, including five adopted children ranging from toddlers to teens, the challenge was a unique one. The family's playroom, meant to be a space of joy and exploration, had become a source of stress, overwhelmed by toys and clutter.

A Tailored Solution

Understanding that a one-size-fits-all approach wouldn’t cut it, our plan centered on a massive decluttering, followed by the introduction of a tried and true storage solution. We dreamed up a space where every toy had its place, and every child could easily find and store their playthings. Our design included taller shelves to maximize vertical space, a dedicated dress-up area to spark imagination, and a play table for crafts and games. The magic touch? Labels complete with pictures, making it a breeze for even the youngest of the family to help keep the room tidy.

Overcoming Unique Challenges

The mix of therapy and sensory play items, essential for the children’s well-being, added layers to the task. Each item not only served as a tool for fun but as a vital piece in their development and therapy. Merging functionality with care, we meticulously categorized these items, ensuring they were accessible yet organized, creating a space that supported their needs.

The Heart of the Home: Labels That Tell a Story

The transformation’s crowning glory was the picture labels. They were a simple but impactful feature that allowed even the family's one year old to easily navigate the newly organized playroom. This was a testament to the power of thoughtful organization and its impact on children’s independence.

The Game Changer: Durable Canisters

Among the organizational tools and strategies implemented, our NEAT Method canisters stood out. They revolutionized the space by securing small, easily misplaced items into translucent vessels. Placed out of reach of the smallest children, we were able to protect them from potential hazards while still making it easy to see and choose their play activities. 

A Unique Family, A Unique Project

This project was not just about organizing a room; it was about understanding and respecting the unique dynamics and needs of a family. The diverse age range of the children, coupled with their specific therapeutic needs, shaped every decision we made. Our goal was not just to organize but to create a space that supported growth, learning, and, most importantly, joy.

NEAT Method: More Than Just Organizing

This playroom project goes beyond tidiness. It's a story of how thoughtful organization can transform not just spaces but lives. For this family, the playroom became more than a room; it became a place of connection, growth, and joy—a testament to the power of organizing with empathy and insight.

In a world where life can get overwhelmingly busy, especially for a family of seven with a mix of pets, creating spaces that support and enhance daily routines is crucial. This project was a reminder of the impact of our work, not just in creating order but in fostering environments where children and families can thrive.

If you dream of transforming your space into a functional, joy-filled haven, your local NEAT team is just around the corner. 


Rope Bin

Label Holder Set


Everyday Hangers Kids


the NEAT team

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