Hi everyone, I’ve had a rough week with some site issues stemming from being hacked. With the incredible help of Cathy at Desperately Seeking WordPress I’m back on track. However, now of course I’m feeling very behind and discombobulated (and yes I had to look up how to spell that!). I’m so thankful to have Julia visit here today, from Work, Wife, Mom…Life!, to share her toy organization system with you while I try to get myself re-organized :)
Living in a house that is under 900 square feet requires one to be organized and resourceful. Not having a play rooms means that toys run amuck in the living room. Until, we came up with a quick, 5 step, de-cluttered solution.
Step 1. Totes are your friends
Stock up on totes when they are on sale.
Step 2. Divide toys up evenly
If you have several groups of little people, split them up. If your daughter has five different play purses, split them up. Have several puzzles floating around? Yep… split them up.
Step 3. Place toys in bins
Totes #2 and #3
Step 4. Keep one and store the others
While our current toys are being played with…
the other 2 bins get stashed away under my daughter’s loft bed.
Step 5. Rotate toys weekly
We find that rotating toys every week works for us. You might be able to get away with longer, but mostly, if your kids get bored, it’s time to switch.
I love that the kids always have something “new” to play with. And it definitely keeps the toy clutter to a minimum.
Julia is a working mom of 2, loves a good cup of coffee in the morning and admits to wearing a ponytail every day. A lover of all things crafty, DIY and fitness, she blogs over at Work, Wife, Mom…Life!.