As kids grow out of their clothes, their rooms tend to grow out of their toys as the amount of them becomes simply too much for the space that is designated for them. Even if the toys stay in the room and do not make their way to the hallway for you to step or trip over it is hard to get a good, easy, and neat storage solution for all of these items.
It is hard for parents to deal with this as even though you want your child to put their toys away, sometimes there is just no room for them to do so and when they tell you so, there is not much in a way of a response that would make sense. If they can find a home for each one of their items it will teach them to be organized, and make it simple to store and retrieve different kinds of toys.
It all must start with a plan, and when it comes to bedroom or playroom organizing it is key to stay focused. Put some time and effort into this project early on and it will pay off bundles in the future. Start by getting rid of any broken, old and not used toys which will at least start you off in the right direction. Write down on a piece of paper the different categories of toys, and do mark down their sizes as it will be very important later on. Measure the area of each child’s room and now you are ready to start your research.
There are many department stores and online outlets that carry toy storage items. It might be easier to first visit the offline locations as you can see the different designs, sizes and kinds available in person. After you mark down your favorites, then it is time to go online and do some additional research on prices and designs that are not widely available. Find a sturdy, safe storage system that will have enough compartments for all the different toys and will also match your home’s décor.
There are many types of toy chests, bins and boxes available and they are made from anything such as wood or fabric to plastic. At my local store I have seen plastic bins with tops in a wide variety of sizes and colors. They come in at all types of price range, and I believe that if you look deep enough there will definitely be something that fits in to your price range.
After making your selection it is a good idea to label everything so that it makes it easier for the children to store their toys away and keep things organized. After all, you did not do all of this work just to let things go back to how they were before. I recommend a wide mix and variety of the children’s storage products as some things like pictures, or books might not be fit to be closed off and should be placed somewhere in the open.