We’ve made it to Day 25 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Are you still with me?? Today is all about toys. Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart😀...let’s declutter those toys! Our 12 year old son is ready for these guys to find a new home.
Please share what you find today!
Good morning! Let's organize playrooms for more fun!
Organizing playrooms or play spaces for children can increase the amount of fun had, and reduce the clutter and mess. Here are a few ideas which may save your sanity.
**Use birthdays and holidays as opportunities to sort toys with kids. Broken toys can be tossed, and ones that are no longer used can be donated.
**Take a section of a wall and use chalkboard paint for hours of fun without much space required. Or, simply use an easel (as in the photo below).
**Hang canvas shoe storage bags on the back of the door so kids can easily store and find small toys.
**Designate areas for different activities.
**Use simple shelving instead of large toy boxes (bottomless mysteries) and use smaller bins so finding specific toys is easier.
**Make sure all furniture, storage units, or flooring you use are easy to clean.
Check out the photos below to see how a space can be transformed!
Help Kids Learn How to Organize!
I hope you are having a great week! Let's chat about kids' bedrooms and playrooms. They are often cluttered with toys, school items, and anything they can drag through the door. Help them to conquer the clutter by setting them up for success with functional storage.
Here are a few ideas to try:
-Instead of one large toy box in which small parts are easily lost, invest in several smaller ones. Or place smaller bins inside of a large toy chest.
-Have kids help sort their items into like piles and put in separate bins, boxes, or totes.
-Label all containers, or use clear containers for younger children who can't read labels yet.
-Use fish nets or pet nets to keep stuffed animals off of the floor. Collapsible laundry hampers are a great solution as well.
-When new toys are brought into your space, take the opportunity to help your children to let go of any others that are no longer loved. A "1 in, 1 out" rule can be very helpful.
Encourage kids to keep their space organized. It will be easier for them to maintain the system when they know there is a special place for each item.
What is your favorite way to store stuffed animals? Please share it in the comments!
Board games aren't much fun to play if the pieces are missing, but keeping the boxes for games in spill free condition is also a challenge. These are a few simple options to keep your supply of games and puzzles organized and ready for the fun. Bring on game night!
-Use zipper seal bags to organize game pieces and tape the bags to the inside lid of the box to avoid losing them.
-Take large zipper seal freezer bags and put puzzle pieces into them, then cut out the cover from the puzzle box that shows the picture and store inside the bag. This also saves a ton of space.
-Use bookshelves or storage bins to keep games and puzzles together.
-Keep a basket, bowl, or bin on a game shelf for any of those stray pieces.
Below are a few photos to get your creative juices flowing! How will you contain your puzzles and games? I would love to hear in the comments.