Today I’m off enjoying the weekend with my family, so I thought I’d share one of Mom Home Guide’s oldies but goodies!
A big problem most moms face is how to organize toys for my kids. It seems that these days, kids have way more toys than kids did when I was young. Or, maybe, my parents did a better job of organizing my and my sister’s toys when we were kids than I do organizing my kids’ toys. I just find it hard to organize toys!
My daughters’ room doesn’t get cleaned as often as it should because it takes me over an hour just to clear all their toys off the floor and their beds before I can change their sheets, make their beds, vacuum, etc. Sometimes, I simply just don’t know where to put it all!
So, what to do? I’ve found that often, the best inspiration comes from other moms and parents. So, I went to Pinterest and searched for organization ideas that other parents have pinned.
One great idea I found is using wire bins to store stuffed animals on a bookcase. It seems like the bins would do a great job of keeping plush toys from falling off the shelf.
Another great idea I found, from the Iheartorganizing blog, is turning an Ikea bookshelf on its side to create a cute bench for organizing toys – all you need to add are some cushions and storage bins. I am hoping that if I ever get the playroom together that I’d like to add my home’s basement, I could add a bench like this:
Something as simple as adding some cloth organizing bins to a regular bookshelf might work, too. For example, I recently used cloth bins to organize the bookshelf in my home’s upstairs hallway.
We use the upstairs hallway as a mini hangout space for the kids, so it can use some organizing!
We Could Use Your Tips!
Have any great toy organization ideas? I’d love to hear them!