Tips for Organizing and Storing Your Children’s Toys
Being a parent may be all fun and games until there is a pile of toys in the hallway or toys spread across the living or kitchen room floor. How often do you find yourself cleaning up after your children’s messes or having to constantly tell them to pick up their toys on a day-to-day basis? With the holidays rolling around the corner, the pile might be getting even bigger with all of the toys they might be getting from friends and family (Santa included)! Here are a few ways you get your child and their toys organized just in time for the holidays.
Finding that your child has one too many toys? Work with them to figure out what toys they absolutely value and cannot get rid of and which ones they no longer find joy in playing with. Go through each toy one by one and help them decide whether they would like to keep or get rid of/donate a specific toy. This will help your child learn how to make decisions as well as teach them how to organize their belongings. You can go even further by limiting the amount of a certain type of toy your child can keep which in-turn limits the number of toys that need to be cleaned up at the end of playtime. It will also give you the perfect opportunity to get rid of any old toys that are broken/damaged and to clean the dirty ones.
Baskets and Bins with Labels
Baskets and bins will be your best friends! If you aren’t already using them to organize your child’s toys you likely will be after this. Buy some bins or baskets for your living room and/or their bedroom and label them with each of the different types of toys. This way they can clean them up themselves and know exactly where to place everything.
If you live in a small space with your child, then you know how difficult cleaning can be especially if your child’s designated playroom is also the living room or their bedroom. A rolling cart could serve as the perfect solution to your child’s lack of space for their toys. This way you could easily move around their toys throughout your home and your child has a designated place to put back their toys.
Using Cubbies and Shelves
Investing in cubbies and shelves for your children’s bedroom(s) may be the best investment ever. You can avoid having toys spread all over the floor and each of the toys can have a designated spot after playtime is over. Teach your child where they should place each of their toys after they are done playing with them. Say goodbye to walking into your child’s bedroom and stepping on all of their toys.
Incorporating your child into your cleaning routine in any way will help them learn how to take care of their belongings and surroundings. You could also work with your child to establish a new routine that works for you, your child, and the rest of the family. This way everyone gets involved in getting the job done. It is important because all of these lessons that you teach them throughout their childhood will highly benefit them in their adult years.
Have older children or teenagers that no longer care for their stuffed animals, toy cars, or dolls? If these toys happen to be very sentimental and you wish to keep them as keepsakes, but do not have room to store them in your home? Think about putting them in a self-storage unit along with anything else you no longer have space for in your home. Self-storage can serve as the ideal storage solution for you and your household. At XYZ Storage we have plenty of customizable self-storage solutions for your storage needs. Feel free to stop by any of our self-storage locations and our storage experts will be more than happy to help guide you through the process.
From all of us at XYZ Storage, we hope that you and your loved ones continue to be safe during these unprecedented times!