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When it comes to toys and clutter, things can take a turn for the worse fast. Toys accumulate, and before you know it you might feel like you are being consumed by piles of toys. I’m going to share some tips for organizing kids room toys.
There are lots of storage options for your kid’s toys so every room in the house doesn’t look like a playroom! All you just have to do is make sure the solutions work for you and your child. You want to make sure wherever you store your kid’s toys it is a safe option for your child. You don’t want drawers that are hard to pull out or a lid that might pinch their little fingers. Here you’ll find effective and lasting solutions to keep your home looking clean and less cluttered!
GO THROUGH TOYS
Purge the toys and get rid of any that are broken, maybe they no longer play with, and so on. Try to declutter and get rid of toys that are just using up space and not getting played with. Make sure to get into a habit of going through toys at least once a month or every few months to keep the overload of toys down to a minimum.
This is a great option especially if you don’t have a lot of room to display your kid’s toys! Go through the toys and set out some that your child can play with at the moment, and take plastic bins or containers and store the rest. Then randomly change out toys when your child seems bored with current toys, or you want a change. This allows most toys to be stored, and limits your space needed for toys in your kid’s room, and allows them to feel like they get new toys to play with every so often! It is a great way to limit clutter, and keep your child interested in the toys they have!
If your child is too young to read, consider labeling containers With pictures on them. Maybe your child can see a sticker of a truck and know to place all their toy trucks and cars in that container. A stuffed animal for another one, and so on. This is a great way for you to know where toys go, but also your child so they can begin to help clean up! If your child can read, then write down items that go in that specific container, drawer or bin.
BOTTOM TO TOP ORGANIZATION
When you’re placing toys on shelves or in bins, make sure you organize from bottom to top. Have the toys that your child plays with most often right at hand reach, so they can grab and play. Try to remember their short stature and make it easy for them. You don’t want them climbing up on things to reach their favourite dolly or toy car.
PASS ON A LARGE TOY BOX
Skip buying a large toy box, they’re great for storing toys, but Every time your child goes looking for a toy, all the toys will get dumped all over the floor. It is almost a guarantee they won’t find a toy till they hit the bottom of that box. Consider purchasing a kids’ toy organizer or creating your own with bins and baskets that fit on shelves or cubbies, so it makes less of a mess.
In some cases having clear containers that have your child’s toys stuffed in works great. Your child can see exactly what is inside and will know to dig through it to get their favorite doll Or move on to the next container. This works really well with kids who are a bit older.
STUFFED ANIMAL NETS
You can buy toy nets that you hang in the corner of your room that will work great for tossing stuffed animals in. They will free up useful space in your containers and bins! You can hang it to Where your child can reach on their own, or have it high Enough they will have to ask if they want their stuffed animals down, so you can monitor it.
REGULAR PICK UP TIME
If your child will be playing in their room or toy room often, create a time of day where you pick up toys regularly. Begin to teach them where their toys go so that as they grow they will learn to put up toys as they go. This is a great way to keep the room from getting out of hand and helps them to learn if you take it out to play with, you have to put it back.