Sunday, February 19, 2012

How to Organise Toys

How do you organise your kids' toys?

I like to have everything sorted so the kids can find each toy themselves when they want them, it's a great way of promoting independence - which frees me up a bit to do my own thing ;)

I also like storage solutions that make it easy for my 2 yr old Sophie to help put away her toys neatly.

Here are the storage solutions that work best in our house at the moment:

Sophie's bedroom - white bookcase with foldable coloured boxes  (both from Go Lo). 
So quick to throw the the toys into when packing up and they look so bright, cheery  and tidy!

Pencil cases used to store small toys - great for holding flash cards, dominos and paper dolls.

Using the same coloured box idea on the bookshelf in the playroom.

Small box shelves for toy dishes, little people, letter blocks etc.
We use coloured tile mats to define the play area and store toys around the mats.

That's how we do it at our house :)

Here are some other cute ideas I found on Pinterest that I'll be trying in the future!
Organised Barbies
Barbie Storage from Pinterest

Art Supplies turntable
Art Tray from the Just a Girl Blog

Lego Storage from I Heart Organizing - sorted into colours!

Check out my Pinterest Board on Toy Organising for more great ideas, including a beautiful solution for storing board games :)

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE that Lego storage box idea. Might use that one for my kids Lego (they have so much!).

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    2. Sorry Melissa, I had a typo on my last reply so i deleted it :)

      How good is that Lego storage! I'm hoping when I do it, Sophie puts it all back away all nicely sorted too!

  2. Hi Marissa. I've got my own thoughts on kid's toy organisation. It's just not working in my house but I love your ideas. I'm a big fan of Jen's at I Heart Organizing and just love her style. I love your blog too.

    Anne xx

    1. Thanks Anne! I'm a big fan of Jen's too :)

      I have a feeling our kids storage will change a lot as the girls grow up so I'm always looking for new ideas, I'd love to hear yours!

  3. Love the pencil case idea. I'm looking for some solutions to some tricky problems so I'm heading over to your pinterest board now!

  4. Anything that helps with storage is a winner to me! Those Barbies in the shoe rack just make me lol :)

  5. Toy storage is the bain of my existence. Thanks for these great ideas!

  6. I do love your blog Marissa. Always so inspiring! I like the pencil case idea. Those are cheap too, so that is a MUST

  7. I'm always looking for great ways to store toys! Awesome pins.

  8. The Barbies in the!!

  9. I dream of an organised life. But at the moment it totally eludes me. Great ideas! xx

  10. So many adorable ideas! Thank you for the shout out! We love our Lego system, it's been working out fabulously!


  11. There aren't words to describe how much I adore these great ideas!!!!