Effective ways to organize toys has been a topic I have helped countless families tackle over the past four years. I have worked with families in their homes along with sharing tons of content on the blog about toy organizing! It is an ever-evolving process. But I have some helpful tips that have been able to withstand over four years of experience.
The Most Effective Ways To Organize Toys
Group Like Toys Together
While those adorable oversized bins sure make any space look cute, they are soooo not functional! So instead of throwing all the toys into one giant bin, get a few smaller bins. Group similar toys together in that smaller bin. Now you have effective storage that your kids can actually use!
While not all toys have to be shoved into a bin, it might be helpful to create designated areas for toys to go. I love creating a “parking lot” for large cars and trucks. Using doll beds helps keep the dolls contained to one area.
Some of my favorite containers for kids toys are:
Especially when it comes to little kids, make sure you slap a label on it! The clearer you are with location of toys, the easier it is to keep up with.
I use picture labels on almost all kiddos’ bins. But I have created a ton of other ways to label that are both adorable and functional!
Putting things away can seem challenging… especially when the kids have completely destroyed the play space!! But if you teach the kids where toys go, they are much more likely to help clean up.
Based on my knowledge as an education and organizer, I feel this clean-up chart is an appropriate estimate of what kiddos can do at each age.
Declutter As You Play
As you play with the kids, just scan through a bin of toys to see if there is anything that can get donated or tossed. This process helps with upkeep because you don’t need a large chunk of time to declutter! Just do it as you play.
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