Zig…Zag…Hop…Tip toe…Skip…Leap for the door. Whew! Made it through the toy abyss of my kiddo’s bedroom! Have you ever wondered what to do with all the toys lying around the house? I mean, really. How can a kid really play with this many toys in an entire lifetime? Here are three ideas to help the toy clutter:
#1–Buy plastic, see through tubs with lids and fill them with the same type of toy. For example, one tub has cars and another with Barbie dolls. Label the tub by taking a picture or drawing a picture of the tub’s contents along with writing the label name (“Barbies” or “Cars”). When the tubs are put away on the shelf, the child can easily identify what toy goes in which tub when it is time to clean up!
#2–Hang a shoe holder on the back of your child’s bedroom door. This is perfect to house little toys because it is see through and at your child’s level. If your child cannot reach the top holders, don’t let the space go to waste! You can use this out of reach space for their out of season shoes since they will not be needing them for a few months, hair accessories, markers/crayons (to keep little brother from writing on the walls), or toys that are not played with as often.
#3–Have Pick Up Breaks. During your day, stop and have the kids pick up 10 things and put them away. This keeps the house tidy and decreases the meltdowns when it comes time to clean their rooms!
What are some other ways you have found to stay on top of the toy clutter?