Looking for the right storage containers to organize your child’s bedroom or playroom? It takes a whole other organizational skill level to keep up with your kids! Establishing a pattern of behavior in your children, so they learn to take care of and pick up after their things, is easier to achieve if they have the right storage containers and system. You can help them get ahead of the game even at a young age by providing them with the right storage containers to keep their toys sorted, organized, and stored away when not in use. With the right bins, totes, and other containers, keeping the playroom organized will not be a chore and for your really little ones, it can even be made into something that is fun. You won’t spend as much time tripping over toys that have been left out or feel overwhelmed at the sheer volume of toys that can accumulate. Let’s get started with creating a space that will inspire your child’s creativity and imagination while still encouraging responsibility and independence.
The first step can be the easiest and probably sounds like the craziest thing to do. Your little ones will enjoy this part. Go ahead and get all the toys, puzzles, books, and stuffed animals out. Empty that toy box. Dump out all the toys into a pile in the middle of the room. Now here comes the more time consuming part, but remember that although it will take time to do this now, you will actually save time later by organizing now. Sort through the toys and separate them according to similarly grouped items. If you find broken toys or puzzles that you know have missing pieces that are irretrievably lost, now is the time to toss them. If your child has outgrown some of the toys, but they still have good use left in them, you have a few options. Save them and put them in totes with lids for long term storage. Only do this if you have another younger child coming up the ranks who may enjoy using them when she is older or if you plan on having another child. Some toys might have sentimental value and if they are the kind that you want to keep and perhaps, pass on to your grandchildren one day, then store those away in proper long term storage containers that can protect them against dust, moisture, and pests. If you don’t plan on keeping the usable toys, consider donating them to a charity that can benefit from them or save them for a garage sale. If saving them for the garage sale, put them in a storage container and label the container clearly as to what items are in the container and that it is being saved for the garage sale. Store in your attic, garage, basement, or wherever it is you keep your storage items.
The second step is to finish sorting and organizing the toys, grouping similar toys together. Now, here comes the fun part that most kids will enjoy as well. Get various kinds of storage containers that will make a picked up playroom fun and easy for your child. Consider a toy storage rack for multiple small to medium sized toys. For example, building blocks can all go in one bin in the storage rack. All of your child’s favorite movie character figurines can go in one bin. All of the pretend food and dishes can go in one bin or two bins if you have a lot. The next time your child comes into the playroom and sees the toys organized, he will realize all the possibilities for those building blocks and will be inspired to play with them. If they are all scattered in different bins or in a big toy box overwhelmed by everything else in there, it isn’t likely a young child would even think to play with them.
Put large bulky toys in the toy box. Small toys with a lot of small parts can go in compartmentalized storage bins to keep all the small parts separated. Arts and crafts supplies can go in a separate storage bin that you can either leave out for your child to use or if you have a very young child, you might want to put on a high shelf and pull it down when it is arts and crafts time.
Nets, totes, bins, storage racks, and even stackable wheels on bins can make for great playroom organizational fun!