Tripping Over Toys? Organizing Your Kids’ Toy Room

 Having kids typically means having tons of toys, and if you feel like you have more stuff than ever before, you’re probably right! When you add a baby to the family, you often acquire more items to help raise that child. In fact, new parents have an average of 30%[BV1]  more possessions!

In a quest to keep toys from running amuck, many families dedicate a specific toy room. However, the question of how to organize it remains. Some simple strategies can help keep your kids’ toys organized, creating less clutter and stress.

First, determine which toys are the favorites — the ones they play with nearly every day. Maybe it’s the giant box of blocks or toy trains, or the dozens of plastic accessories that go with the play kitchen. Once you’ve found them, store them low to the ground so the kids have easy access.

Then, use bins, boxes, shelves or cubbies to store other toys; there are dozens of types, styles and colors from which to choose. Different types of toys can be stored in different bins, and you can tape a picture of the toy to each bin to make clean-up easy and fun for your kiddos.

Finally, for toys and games that are used less frequently, take advantage of vertical storage by adding shelves to the playroom and/or closet. Shelves come in wood, plastic and metal, and you can choose styles that complement your décor and theme.

For more ways to keep your toy room organized and clutter-free, check out the accompanying resource.

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