Is it time to declutter your kids’ toys? You’ve got the best intentions, and you know it’s important for them. But it’s hard to find time to do it! We’re here to help. This guide will walk you through all of the steps needed to organize your kids’ playroom and declutter those toys. It’s important to declutter not only your kids’ toys, but also yourself. When you are able to clear space in your home and mind, it opens up room for new things! It’s easier to focus on what matters when there aren’t distractions around you.
Start with the basics.
- Start with the basics.
- Decide on a storage solution that works best for your kids and their toys.
- Gather large tubs or bins, as well as small containers for smaller items.
- Declutter and store one category of toys at a time. You can tackle any category in this order: books, art supplies, stuffed animals/action figures/dolls etc., dress up stuff (hats, wigs), ride-ons (cars, tricycles), dolls houses etc., outdoor playthings (bikes scooters), balls games etc., blocks and building toys etc..
- Give your kids an opportunity to help re-organize and declutter their own toys by asking them questions like: “What do you want me to put away today? What is something you have had out too long?” This kind of intervention helps with problem solving skills for them because they get to make decisions about what stays out vs goes away! If your child does not want anything taken away from him or her then let it stay out but tell them that when mommy comes back we will talk about how much fun it is when things are tidy all around us!
Gather large tubs or bins.
You will need at least one large tub or bin for toys that are currently out of sight. Ideally, you’ll have at least two: one for toys that are currently out of sight and another for those that are currently out of mind.
Here’s why: if a toy is in the same room as your child, but not readily visible to him or her, they will continue to ask you to play with them until they can see it. As soon as they spot the toy and request further playtime with it, move it into the large tub or bin so that your child doesn’t have access to it anymore. This way, when you say “No!” in response to their requests (which will happen more often than not), they won’t be able to distract themselves by looking over your shoulder at what else could possibly be going on behind closed doors…like playing video games or reading comic books!
Declutter and store one category at a time.
Decluttering by category is a great way to approach the clutter problem in your children’s rooms. If you’re only dealing with one section at a time, it’s easier to stay on track and not get overwhelmed by the workload.
Start with the toys that are cluttering up their room the most: stuffed animals, blocks, puzzles etc. Then move on to action figures, dolls and other toys that don’t come in large quantities but still need organizing (think art materials). Finally, tackle all of those extra books—we all have them!
Give kids an opportunity to help re-organize and declutter toys.
The process of decluttering kids toys and organizing is a family affair. Give your children an opportunity to participate in the process.
- Have them pick out toys they want to keep. This is a great way for them to get involved in the decluttering process, as well as helping them learn about ownership and responsibility.
- Let kids help decide which toys can be donated or passed on to other kids by rotating them around between families/friends/neighbors.
- Make sure that some toys are kept out of reach so that they become special items instead of just being tossed aside into a box like most things often do with kids!
Keep things in order, and do regular toy purges.
A good way to keep toys organized is to make sure they’re not strewn all over the house. This might seem counterintuitive, but when you regularly clean up and put everything back where it belongs, your kids won’t have that many things to sort through in the first place.
If you want to get a jumpstart on the toy purge process, do a thorough one at least once a month (and more often if possible). At this point, some toys can be donated or thrown away—but don’t toss out anything that your child loves! If your kid has an attachment to certain items from their pasts—like old stuffed animals or books from nursery school—don’t throw these out either: just add them back into rotation for playtime with his or her favorite person(s). You’ll want these sentimental objects available when he or she gets older and reminisces about those days spent with his favorite plush elephant or whatever else takes their fancy.
Finally: set aside time every week so that nothing gets too out of hand again; this will ensure that everyone stays happy!
You can never have too many toy baskets!
Toy baskets are excellent for organizing toys, especially if you have a lot of them. Baskets can be used for each child, or each type of toy. For example, in my house we have baskets for LEGOs, board games and puzzles (which we keep in the living room), water-play toys (in the bathroom), stuffed animals (in the kids’ rooms). Toys that are out of sight also go into baskets — I have one which houses all our loose lego pieces that is kept out-of-sight on top of a closet shelf. This keeps things tidy and gives us an easy way to get to those hard-to-reach items when necessary!
How to organize toys without a playroom
- You can use a playroom. This is the best option, but it’s not for everyone. If you don’t have the space or budget for a dedicated room, consider using a closet or dresser.
- You can use a toy box or chest. Toy boxes are great because they are designed specifically to hold toys and keep them organized, while chests take up more space but offer greater storage capacity.
- Shelves in the bedroom work well too! If your child doesn’t play with their toys daily (or at all), this is an easy way to store everything out of sight when they aren’t being played with so it doesn’t become clutter around the house as often.* It might be time to invest in some designer bins if there’s nothing else available—they’re great for storing toys on shelves and dressers since they come in all shapes and sizes!
How many toys should a child have
There is no magic number of toys a child should have. It depends on their interests, the type of toy, their age and so on. So let’s explore some guidelines to help you determine how many toys are appropriate for your child.
- Age – As children grow up, they need new types of toys to stimulate their development and keep them interested in playtime. For example, infants may only need three rattles (one for each hand). But by 18 months old, toddlers can use blocks for stacking; by 2 years old they should have simple puzzles; at 3 or 4 years old they can enjoy board games like Candy Land or Chutes and Ladders; at 5 or 6 years old they may want action figures from movies such as Toy Story or Star Wars; tweens might enjoy video games with friends on the weekends!
- Variety – The best rule of thumb when it comes down to organizing kids’ rooms is variety: every item should be different from one another in shape color size material etc so that there are endless possibilities when playing with these items!
How to declutter playroom
- Declutter your kid’s playroom.
- Organize your kid’s room by color and type of toy.
- Create a new organizational system for toys that are not in their own rooms (toy boxes, etc.).
- Take the Toy Declutter Challenge!
We all want our kids to enjoy their toys and playroom, so we need to make sure it’s organized and safe. No one wants to trip over piles of toys! By keeping it simple with a few good storage bins and baskets, you can keep things nice and tidy for your kids. And if everyone helps out by cleaning up after themselves (and putting away the toys they’re done playing with), then it will be even easier on you as a parent!