These toy organization ideas will help you organize your kids’ toys and keep them organized.
If you are like me you are probably wondering where you are going to put all.of.these.toys for way too many hours in a day. Today we are going to look at some seriously doable ways to get alllll the toys under control once nad for all.
You can use this organization method in a full playroom or in any cubby style storage unit, or toy closet.
After the toy organization step-by-step instructions, we’ve got some toy organization inspiration for you and more tips and videos to get this project done!
Getting Started With Toy Organization
Your best bet for success is to break this into steps. I gave myself a whole day to do this bc I had my kids help me. If you have a few hours solo you can probably tackle these steps in an afternoon.
Before you begin, look at your closet, cubby, or playroom and see if you have enough storage to fit on all of the shelves, in the cubbies, or in the spots of a room you want to store toys. If you need more or want o get different storage, do this before you begin. Here is our favorite storage for kids’ rooms if you want to add or upgrade your current storage.
You will also need one or two plastic totes, some garbage bags, and labels for your storage if you want to use them.
Step 1: Pull everything out.
Definitely get the kids in one this one. Take EVERYTHING out of the area. Now, wipe it down, vacuum it out, dust it, whatever kind of cleaning the spot calls for. At this point I let my kids play in all of their newfound toys for a few. I go and get a tote to get ready for the next step.
Step 2: Remove Toys That Can Be Stored
Work with your kids to place toys that they are not yet ready to get rid of or donate but really aren’t into right now and put these into a tote (or two). Move this tote to your storage area. Grab a garbage bag or box (es) that you are going to use to put garbage and donation toys into in the next step.)
Step 3: Get Rid Of Broken Toys
Go through the pile o’ toys and throw out anything that is broken or is missing pieces. Next, take all of the toys your kids have outgrown or are not into anymore and put them into the donate bag or box (es).
Step 4: Separate Toys Into Groups
Next, group like with like with the toys that are left. Depending on the kind of storage you are using your groups may be broader or more specific. Add your toys to their designated boxes, bins, chests, or containers.
Step 5: Assess your storage situation
Grab your labels if you are using them, and label your storage containers. For younger kids, we love the idea of taking a photograph of bin contents and using this as a label. This is a great way for pre-readers or even very visual children, to help clean up their toys.
Try to group like with like as best as you can. Put useful storage back on the shelves in a way that makes sense to you AND your kids. Most used toys should be easy to get to and easy to put away.
And there you have it! A Santa-ready toy closet, playroom, or cubby!
Here are some beautiful and super functional examples of toy organization ideas to get you inspired!
Want more toy organization inspiration?
Check out these 30 genius toy organization ideas!
And this toy organizing video by Clutter Bug…
And this post on reducing stimulation in kids’ spaces.
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I hope you have a healthy and happy week 🙂
Rebekah from Busy Parents Club