Toys Part 3 - Organising and maintenance

Rounding up our epic "Toys" series, Bec & Tara discuss ways to organise and store toys, as well as how to maintain an organised (well, relatively - we are talking about kids so flexibility is a must!) toy space in the long term.



If you haven't already listened to our first two Toys episodes, check them out. And if you haven't listened to our "Raising Uncluttered Kids" episodes, they might be useful too.

Show Notes:

Everything should have a home.

Storage

Baskets/ bins - choose appropriate size and material for space and function.

Plastic tubs for hard items

Baskets for more delicate items

Choose ones that are easy for kids to open and close, pull out and pack away

Clearly label - write labels or print pictures or colour code them

Store like with like

Be firm about kids toys taking over shared/ family space. This should start from a young age!

Low shelves at kids height - for access and tidy up

Give kids options to put special things away in their room.

Lego storage -

First think about how your kids engage in Lego play

Underbed roll-away storage tubs/ box

Individually bag up sets with instructions

One giant tub

Round storage & play bags

Colour coded pieces (fishing tackle boxes, craft boxes or tool boxes)

IKEA storage systems: TROFAST & KALLAX

Reference links

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