Are you tired of walking into a room and standing on a Playmobil figure or a piece of Lego on the floor? There’s no greater pain, but don’t worry, we have solutions! There are some simple hacks you can use to get those toys and games organised, and keep the playroom tidy!
Firstly, you need to have a think about what you want from your kids playroom. Do you want the toys to look perfectly neat so they’re the envy of all your children’s friends? Alternatively, do you want something practical?
Let’s face it, in a busy household it’s unlikely that those perfectly tidy toys are going to stay perfectly tidy, so why put pressure on yourself to keep them that way? We vote ease and practicality every time (and if it looks good that’s a bonus)! So, here are some top tips to organise and de-clutter, whilst still having a cool space for your little ones to play in!
How Many Toys Are You Dealing With?
Organisation is difficult if you’re not exactly sure what you need to organise. Gather everything you’ve got together, and (if you can) put it in a pile together in the middle of the room. It may seem overwhelming at first but once you get your head around what you’ve got, it’ll be easy!
If you’ve got more toys than floor space it may be worth having a clear out. Ask your children to go through and pick out what they ACTUALLY play with, and donate the rest!
Divide The Toys!
Organise all the toys into different sections, for example keep all the toy cars together, the games together, and the puzzles together. This will help when it comes to putting everything away, as each section of toys will have its own place to live.
You’re a busy parent, juggling kids and a job is difficult, so you might not have gotten around to giving the play room a bit of disinfecting this month… or year (no judgement). Use this time to have a quick clean, it’s not often all of the toys will be out of the way and off the shelves!
Invest In Some Tubs Or Boxes
Clear tubs or boxes are the perfect way to store toys! The tubs can be stacked and easily moved, and the clear plastic means you’ll be able to see what’s inside. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, why not make up some labels for the boxes?
If you follow these steps and make sure you’re kids have a clear out a couple of times a year, you’re sure to always have a clean and tidy playroom (a tidy house means a tidy mind, eh?).
Have Fun With It
Organisation doesn’t have to be boring! If you’ve got a creative side, let it run wild! There’s lots of things you can do to make the toys look great as well as be practical.
Instead of using a shelf for books, use it as a fun display for toy cars
Use an over the door shoe organiser for all your pens, pencils and crafts.
Use storage boxes that double as seating to save space!
Attach clipboards to the wall instead of pictures frames to easily change art!
Once the kids have finished a puzzle, frame it and put it on the wall!
Make a fun display out of your Teddy Bears!