Toy Storage

by Karen Bates
(last updated June 2, 2020)

A child's room has the potential of being the most disorganized place in the house. Sometimes you are lucky if you can get your child to pick toys up off the floor at all, let alone put them away in any kind of organized fashion.

Many children simply throw toys in one big toy box, or will maybe push things under the bed or into the closet where they won't be seen. Unfortunately, these storage methods present problems. Over time, things tend to get cluttered and it can be difficult to find specific toys. Items can get lost in the depths of a toy box or closet, and if toys are not organized it can take a long time to find a specific toy.

Although children might not love organization as much as adults do, you can still set up a system of organization for your child's toys that is easy enough for him or her to implement and continue. If you are looking for some ideas, consider these organization tips:

  • Using shelves and bins, create an organized space for toys to go. Working with your child, create labels for the bins that indicate what kind of toy will go in each bin. For instance, you might keep dinosaur toys in one bin and cars in another. Let your child help you make the labels, even allowing him or her to draw a picture that can be associated with the kind of toy kept in the bin. This can be a fun activity for children and may help them to enjoy organization.
  • Get cubbies to store toys. These fun shelves look great in a child's room and are an excellent way to get toys looking neat. Assign different toys for each cubby, and make sure your child knows which toys belong where.
  • If your child owns a lot of stuffed toys, think about using a net to keep these toys in. These nets contain the toys and keep them out of the way while still putting them on display. Younger children may have trouble accessing these stuffed toys if you hang the net too high on the wall, so take this into consideration when installing the net.

Make sure that your child knows that toys need to be cleaned up after each use. Putting toys away can become a game when you have an organized system set up, and your child may even start to enjoy clean-up time as he or she races to place toys in the correct bin or cubby.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Remodeling Bathrooms

Is your bathroom looking run-down and out of date? Remodeling can allow you to update the room for a great new look.

Discover More

Buy Wine Online

Many people wish for a convenient way to buy wine. Going online to purchase bottles of wine is one great way to find ...

Discover More

Eliminating Pet Scum from Walls and Doors

Although you may not notice it, your pet may be leaving a gross build-up on the doors and walls in your home. Keep these ...

Discover More

Cordless, Compact, and Powerful! DeWalt's 18-volt drill-driver kit packs a big punch in a small package, with a powerful high-performance motor tucked away inside a compact design. A great addition to the tool chest of any professional or DIYer! Check out DeWalt 18-Volt Drill/Driver Kit today!

More Organizing Tips

Better Organize Baby Bottles

With the coming of a baby, often comes the necessity of making adjustments to your living style. With a little bit of ...

Discover More

Parenting Tips for Organizing Teenager's Schedules

Your teen must be pretty busy (or in trouble?) if you're trying to organize his or her schedule. Take a deep breath and ...

Discover More

Space-Saving Children's Room Storage Ideas

Kids have a lot of stuff and never quite know where to put it when they're done playing with it. Have your child help ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] (all 7 characters, in the sequence shown) in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 5 + 6?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)