Toy organization for toddlers is a must in our household. I’ll be honest, the girls have more than enough toys to last them for a very long time. However, I can not function with clutter. A cluttered room makes a cluttered mind. I probably clean up the girls toys more than once a day. Maddi is a great helper, Addi is getting there ?The girls really have no rhyme or reason as to why they put their things in certain areas and then they come to “mom” to locate whatever item they desperately need at the moment. Check out their mess in action:
Due to frustration and the need to have organization in every facet of my life, I decided to visit my local dollar tree and invest in a few shoe box containers and square containers. I already had notecards, sharpies, and packing tape to use. Here’s my shopping list:
When I got home I made cards of each group of toys for the boxes. Some of the groups included: dolls/trolls, legos, pots, dishes, food, technology, etc. I then found cute clip art pics online so that the girls can start to associate the box contents with the words next to it.
So far so good with keeping everything together. Its been a few weeks since I implemented this organization system and the girls have responded quite well to it. The girls look at the pictures to find what they’re looking for. They also know which drawers each box goes in and in what area they will find certain toys. Hopefully this is the beginning of a very long relationship with toy organization in our household. What are some ways that you try to keep your kids organized? Or do you go with the flow? Let me know?
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