The toys. Do I really have to say much more than that? If you are tired of your toddler’s toys overtaking your home AND are sick of seeing all of these impractical ways people on Pinterest organize, this post is for you.
We are in the midst of organizing our home, and the toys are major sore spot. Fortunately, our two oldest kids now have fewer toys than they did during their younger years, but these toddlers — oh my gosh, their toys are everywhere!
Just as Pinterest is impractical, so is buying lots of the fancy organizers found on store shelves. I don’t have thousands of dollars to spend at Pottery Barn Kids, people. As cool as a ferris-wheel toy organizer is, we would end up in the hospital with a cracked head. I need PRACTICAL ways to organize toys — right?
After scouring the Web, I fortunately found a handful of ideas that can totally work. These things won’t cost me an arm and a leg, and I can actually see these working in real, not just Pinterest, life.
Here are 10 clever ways to organize your toddler’s toys!
Organizing Toys 1 of 11
Clever and practical ways to organize your toddler's toys. Enjoy these 10 solutions to toy messes!
Zip Pouches 2 of 11
Pick up several zip pouches (check the dollar store!) and keep puzzle pieces neatly organized.
source: The Navy Stripe
Buckets 3 of 11
Summer is here, and so are the outdoor toys! How cute is this? Organize your outdoor play stuff neatly with buckets!
source: The Wilson World
Organized Storage Ottoman 4 of 11
We have a storage ottoman and this idea has blown my mind. Our ottoman looks like a toy box, totally unorganized but it works. Check out what this mom has done - she simply configured buckets inside the ottoman so each toy would have a proper home. Brilliant.
source: Mon Petit Amour Blog
Legos 5 of 11
Have Legos attacked your toy room? Check out how this mom organized her son's Legos - with a Sterlite bin system. She created labels with photos to help her kids remember which Legos go in the bin. While this is a little too much for me, I know that if my son who LOVES Legos would just do this - he could actually find all of the parts he needs for his projects!
source: Sustainably Chic Designs
Bean Bag Storage 6 of 11
How brilliant is this?? Just an empty bean bag as a storage for all of your kids stuffed animals!
source: Come Together Kids
Spice Racks as Book Shelves 7 of 11
These darling bookshelves are actually spice racks from IKEA! Cheap and perfect for just the right amount of books.
Barbies Organized 8 of 11
Use an over-the-door shoe holder to hold Barbie. We actually organized my daughter's Barbie collection after seeing this. We also did this for my sons' Hot Wheels cars!
source: a girl and a glue gun
Clear Bins 9 of 11
Using clear bins and labels, this mom has found a way to neatly organize little toys.
source: The Sunny Side Up Blog
Wall Baskets 10 of 11
I LOVE this and totally want to do this in our living room. While we have a playroom, the toys - they migrate. It would be super fabulous to have cute storage like this in a place where toys tend to unexpectedly gather.
Bath Toys 11 of 11
Every bath toy organizer I have bought just doesn't do the job. I love this easy idea that includes a shower rod at the back of the bath tub with hooked shelves. One of my major icks is sanitary bath toys - and with these open baskets, the toys will easily have enough air to dry.
source: Frugal Freebies
Molly blogs technology, parenting and geekery at Digital Mom Blog.
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