My daughter loves unboxing toys like this Rocktopus and the Pooparoos Supriseroos. Please tell me I am not alone in this. Keeping the house organized and clean especially all our toys is a constant struggle. 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. Especially the toys. So I knew writing a blog post How to Organize Toys would force me to organize ours too. Especially since it is Christmas and we will be buying lots of new toys like these, Hottest Christmas Toys
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
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. Or you can use bins like these bins.