Are you sick and tired of always having toys scattered around the house? If your kids never seem to care enough for their toys and put them away after playing with them, you can do what I did.
Since my kids’ room is filled with toys – on shelves, in baskets, on their beds, under their beds, etc, and the do not know where to put half of their toys – I figured an easy and a cheap way to keep their toys organised and not scattered all over the house.
I found some old laundry baskets that are made from fabric, but it really does not matter what kind they are, as long as they are not too big and take up too much space. I have put one small one in the kitchen and one big one in the living room.
I found a corner between one of the doors and one of my big potted flowers and put it in between them. This way every night or during the day when they use their toys in either room they have a way to put them instead of leaving them on the couch or on the floor.
I do regular re-organisations and I often find that the toys in their rooms have piled up. But since they do not allow me to donate their toys or put them in the attic and insist that they play with all of them, I had to figure out a way to keep their toys organised in their room even when their number grows constantly.
Then I looked for ideas and I found a few very cheap and easy ways to use for toys storage. One thing I found was to use an old hanging shoe organiser. And it is a great success – I hanged one on the inside of my kids’ closets and they put their smaller toys, even their craft supplies there.
So far, we have a few smaller baskets and old shoe boxes that we store toys under their beds. But what you can also do, if you do not have any baskets or shoe boxes, you can buy cheap plastic containers, they can be see through or different colours, but make sure they are big enough to fit a lot of toys. Then separate the toys in the different baskets and store them on top of each other with the labels facing your kids (if you label them).
I think this would make it much easier to store and organise the different construction toys, dolls, cars, and other toys your kids have. I even have a few such smaller boxes on my kid’s desk to keep his drawing supplies – crayons, markers, pencils, brushes and watercolours.
Another way to store and organise your kids’ toys suggested by shiny carpet cleaning abbey wood is to, either buy or saw on your own, bags with strings оn them. I found a few old table cloths in the garage and I used them to make two bags with strings to keep their toys in.
Basically, any container that you no longer use – mason jars, old boxes, bags, magazine holders, etc can be turned into a storage place for your kids’ toys. And of course, there are many cheap organisers sold in stores.
What else I do, because I have a toddler that I cannot take to the shower unless there are toys in the bathtub waiting for her. I bought a small rubber basket and hanged it in the bathroom to keep her bath toys handy. Of course, it all depends on your home what things it allows to be used for storage. But I am telling you there are cheap and frugal ways to make organisers for toys that are quite efficient and comfortable.