I am a bit of an Organizational Freak.
I LOVE to organize.
This is a blessing and a curse.
Blessing because I know where almost every toy is located.
Curse because I cannot stand when a toy is out of place.
Blessing because we know where most toys/pieces are to everything.
Curse because I cannot stop looking for a missing piece.
Blessing because every toy has a home.
Curse because when we get a new toy I have a small freak out because it does not have a home.
Oh the joys of OCD.
Want to know what a MESSY toy room looks like after Christmas???
Lets all scream together!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH
How in the WORLD was I going to find a new home for ALL these toys?!??
Pour a glass of wine and wave my magic wand??
Nope…I was going to tackle it straight on.
Tips For Organizing Your Play Room
- Take EVERYTHING OUT of the bins. Lay everything out on the floor so it is visible
- Start piles.
–Storage (Old Toys)
- Stick to the Rules:
**If your child has not played with it in a month…it needs a new home or belongs in the rotation pile.
**If it is broken or is missing pieces; it is trash.
**If your child has out grown it and you will not use it in the future; it can be donated or saved for a garage sale.
- Once EVERYTHING has been “piled”….remove ALL items that are not staying in the play room.
- Now time for my FAVORITE part!! ORGANIZE.
- I like to keep all “like toys” together. All barbies in one bin, all super hero action figures in one bin, all race cars in one bin, all kitchen toys in one bin, ect ect.
- Organize books by age and season. Choose 4-5 books per month to “advertise”. If it is spring, pull out your spring books. I like to put away the seasonal books until it is that season….simply because I cannot stand reading Christmas books in the middle of July. Just don’t forget to pull them out when Christmas rolls back around!
- Once ALL your toys have a new home that makes sense, you can sit back and pour yourself another glass of wine and give yourself a pat on the back.
- Now, time to RE-introduce the playroom to the kids. Show them where all of their toys are, where they belong, and practice putting their toys back in the correct spot when they are finished playing.
- It is a great idea to make labels for all of the toys so the kids, husband, and babysitters know where to put the toys when they are finished playing with them.
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