By: Design of Your Life
Now that the holidays are over, you may have new things to find a spot for in your home. For us, that means more TOYS for our pre-schooler & kindergartner.
Here are my top tips for organizing your kids toys and playroom.
Much like you'd see in a classroom, putting categories of toys together helps your kids find them, is easier to clean up, and may even keep the toys in their spot of the room.
In this room we have the art and reading corners, a garage/tool shop, a building/trains table, and a spot for all loose toys.
Having things at their height keeps them from climbing. However, only keep the items you are comfortable with them using by themselves in sight--we hide the rest to lower temptation.
No scissors, paint, or Playdoh up here.
Rather than having Paw Patrol cars, trucks, and tractors in separate bins, we use one large bin for trucks and tractors. It's easier for our kids to understand when cleaning up.
It helps when the kids can see what is in the container because they will not have to dump everything out looking for something.
I put the toys with smaller pieces or sets in smaller containers on top of where the large toys are stored.
The larger toys are easier to clean up quickly and the smaller toys/sets can then be taken down one at a time.
Our kids cannot read yet, so I made labels with the picture and the word so they (and the babysitter, grandparents, husband, etc) know where everything goes on their own.
Our kids love hanging out here, which means they stay busy longer.
This train table is also used for legos and all different kinds of blocks and building sets.
All of the blocks, legos, and trains are stored in or under the table where they'll be used.
Don't worry about hiding everything in opaque bins. Use the crayons, the matchbox cars, the books, etc., as decor in your space.