The following is a guest post from Mary at Mary Organizes.
Are there toys everywhere you look? Chances are that an over-abundance of toys is just as overwhelming for your child as it is for you. Joshua Becker gives a compelling argument about Why Fewer Toys Will Benefit Children. In my experience, fewer toys out means less to clean up and more focused and calm playing by my kids. I developed a toy rotating strategy when my eight year old twins were toddlers and used this system for years until their younger sister went off to kindergarten. Now I find myself restarting my system for my baby boy. Here is how I did it.
How to Organize and Rotate Toys
Step 1 –
Get 3 containers and divide all the toys into 3 groups, giving each grouping a good variety. Most of our toys come from consignment sales. Used toys are the best, because once they’ve been cleaned, most are good as new!
Step 2 –
Bring one bin out and use the bin itself as the toy chest, or distribute these toys into your decorative toy baskets.
Step 3 –
After a week, gather toys and give them a good cleaning. Place back in bin to store.
Step 4 –
Bring out the next bin and repeat.
Easy enough, right?!
Keep bins tucked away in a closet, so they don’t get all mixed up.
This system is better for baby and better for mom! Win-win!
Don’t you love easy solutions that can make a big impact? Have you ever rotated your kids’ toys? Let me know if you try this system and how it works for you!
Mary is a professional organizer and mother of four, dedicated to bringing you organizing and homemaking tips and tricks at MaryOrganizes.com. Be sure to follow Mary Organizes on Facebook and join in the 91 Day De-Clutter Challenge starting September 1st!