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How to Organize Toys

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Tea time has always been a part of my life. Growing up we had au pairs from England. It was like having a cool older sister. It started my fascinating with traveling and everything English. Including tea time. My dad and I are both still tea drinkers. There is something so relaxing and soothing about sitting down to a warm cup of tea. I love that Bigelow is a family run company that not only uses quality tea and ingredients, but also manufactures in the US.

Please tell me I am not alone in this.   Summer is always a struggle to keep the house organized and clean. I blame it on trying to work with a 4 year old home. The camp options for her age were limited and only 3 hours a day. It was struggling to just keep my head above water. Personally, I boycotted doing laundry and cleaning up toys. The moment I put the toys away my daughter pulled them right back out and made a mess again. When school was finally back in session I vowed to get the house back in order. Especially the toys.  So I knew writing a blog post How to Organize Toys would force me to organize ours too.

How to Organize Toys

Step 1 – Purge
I have been so guilty of saving all our daughter’s toys in the hope that one day she will have a brother or sister. But the truth is at this point they would be over 5 years apart and the toys change so much I don’t think that we need to save EVERYTHING. If your child is YouTube obsessed like ours I recommend looking up videos about giving away toys. This really helped us prepare our daughter to be a part of the process. We removed everything from the playroom and put it all on the floor

How to Organize Toys l by Happy Family Blog

How to Organize Toys l by Happy Family Blog

Step 2 – Sort
We created three piles: Keep, Give away and Trash. Once we had our keep pile to a manageable amount I had B help me sort everything and put it together.

Step 3 – Label
I feel like everything should not only have a place, but also have a label. I love labeling everything because then everyone knows where they go. It makes for a super fast cleanup. And it makes it much easier when I have to find a specific toy. I kept the labels super simple and used a pink marker on card stock.  I put them on with double sided tape.

Pro Tip: Reuse food containers to store things like legos.

How to Organize Toys l by Happy Family Blog

How to Organize Toys l by Happy Family Blog

Now it is time for a cup of tea so you can sit back and reward yourself for getting another room organized.  I love having everything organized. Do you have a room you need help organizing?  Or do you need more inspiration of how to #TeaProudly click here.

How to Organize Toys l by Happy Family Blog

How to Organize Toys l by Happy Family Blog

How to Organize Toys l by Happy Family Blog

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How to Organize Toys l by Happy Family Blog

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2 thoughts on “How to Organize Toys

  1. I’m with you on labeling everything! In my house I try to stress to the kids “everything has a home!” If we don’t put things back, our playroom will just be a mess! I’m always up for a cup of hot tea. Vanilla Chai is my favorite! #client

    1. Hi Courtney – We think a lot a like. I say the exact same thing about everything having a home. I am so much happier when things are organized. Vanilla Chai is the BEST!

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