6 Tips for Keeping Your Children’s Toys Organized ​

by Dusty Rhodes on Apr 30, 2020  in 
  • Organization
  • Home Storage
  • Cleaning
a place for everything


During the quarantine, many parents already feel the impact of being isolated at home with the kids. Aside from juggling working from home and homeschooling, you might also feel like you are drowning amidst the piles of toys scattered all over the house. With millions of Americans working from home, this is the perfect time to organize your kids’ toys. When there are kids in the home, it’s only natural for toys to migrate from the playroom and bedroom into the living room, but these tips will help organize all those toys and keep it that way.


1) Purge and Declutter

The first step in organizing your kids’ toys is to thin out their collection. Take the time to sort through all of your children’s toys and place them into one of three piles: keep, donate, toss. Donate any toys that they no longer play with and toss out the ones that are broken or missing pieces. This should be done at least once or twice a year in order to prevent an overflow of toys.


2) Use Open-Bin Carts

Open-bin carts are a great toy organizer for your young children. Toddlers won’t be able to read labeled bins or reach high shelves, so this is an easy way for them to clean up their toys. These open-bin carts can hold plenty of toys and even toddlers can easily pick up their toys and place them inside. These open-bins also make it easier to purge and declutter along the way.


3) Clear Labeled Bins

The key to keeping your children’s toys organized is creating a place for everything. One of the best and easiest storage solutions for toys are bins with labels. Labeling each bin will let your child know exactly where to put each item when it’s time to clean up. Clear bins also make it easier for younger children who might not be able to read. They can easily see inside to know where to put their toys. These bins can be neatly stacked in a closet, on shelves, or even against the wall.


4) Place a Toy Chest in Each Room

If you struggle with keeping your children’s toys organized, make it easier by placing a toy chest in multiple rooms. Each child could have a chest in their rooms as well as in the playroom. You can even use a coffee table that doubles as a storage chest in the living room. This way, no matter what room the kids are in, they have a convenient place to store their toys.


5) Use a Bookshelf

A bookshelf is handy for more than just books. You can use them to store stylish baskets or labeled bins as well. Your children can then have a nice place to store and organize all of their toys, and the cute baskets can even keep it looking stylish.


6) Over the Door Storage

Oftentimes parents find themselves running out of storage space, but that just means it’s time to get creative. Make use of any and all space and that includes closet doors. Over the door shoe holders make the perfect toy organizers for Barbie dolls, action figures, cars, Legos, art supplies, and so much more!

Dusty Rhodes