7 Unique Ways to Store and Organize Your Children’s Toys
It can be incredibly easy to fall into the habit of allowing your children to take over the house with their belongings. They empty out a bin of Legos or baby dolls all over the floor and that is where they stay until you’ve accidently stepped on one and are forced to tidy up. It’s tough. We get it. The whole house needs regular cleaning and those kids’ toys will be a mess again in no time, so why bother? Don’t let this mindset overtake you.
There are some unique and easy ways that parents can organize the toys of their children and keep the house looking neat. Involve your kids in the everyday clean-up process and it will be even easier for you! When everything has its place, it becomes easier and easier to keep your home looking beautiful, even after playtime.
Cube organizers have become extremely popular over that last few years. They are typically an affordable and trendy way to keep miscellaneous items organized and away from immediate view. These are perfect for toys! Tuck them away at the end of the day and you still have a decorative, but functional piece of furniture.
One of the most inexpensive ways to organize anything is with plastic totes. The great thing is that they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so there is always room for whatever you need to store. They can then be easily stowed away in a closet or even under a bed.
Decorative Toy Box
If you have a little extra cash in your budget and would like to have your child’s toys more accessible, consider purchasing a decorative toy chest. This is a great way to not have to go far to put toys away. It will also keep the room looking fashionable. Your guests may never even know that the piece is storage for children’s items!
Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer
Shoe organizers that attach to a closet door can be pretty versatile. They typically consist of multiple pouches, making them perfect for toys – especially smaller items. If your child has an obsession with those tiny green army men, toy cars, or any small figurines, this option is great. When you’re done packing everything up, simply close the closet door and you won’t even have to look at them until next time.
An Older Dresser
If you have an older dresser or cabinet, repurpose it! Turn it into toy storage. You could even label each drawer by item type. If it’s going in the kids’ room and you don’t mind letting their creative juices flow, get them involved. They could lend a hand and even put their own personal touch on painting the piece. In the end, you will have had a fun activity with your children, created a functional piece, and recycled something you no longer needed. It’s a win all around.
Shelves for Cool Collections
If you have kids that are a bit older and care for certain items they’ve collected, you may want to think about installing some display shelves for them. Having a collection that a child has worked on over time is something every kid would naturally be proud of. Let them put those items on display in a practical and polished way. They will fit nicely in the décor of the room if done right.
Ottoman or Bench with Storage
Functional furniture with added storage is always a good buy. When it comes to toy cleanup, having an ottoman or a bench with a somewhat secret storage area is a perfect fit! When the kids are young and everything won’t stay organized for very long, having a place to easily stash items without having to arrange them is your best solution. After all the toys are loaded, all you’ll have to do is put your feet up and relax.
Whether you have children in preschool or middle school, some of these storage solutions could be right for you. Keeping a home tidy is hard work. With these ideas, you will have a much easier time – and with the kids’ helping hands, even more so.
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