Taming Toys: 7 Steps to Take Back Your House & Your Sanity! by Destination Organization

Home Parenting
8 months ago
Taming Toys: 7 Steps to Take Back Your House & Your Sanity!

Does your family room resemble a disaster zone toy store? Believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be that way! Follow these steps to tame the toys!

  • Get the kids involved so they can learn and buy-in to the solutions. 
  • Assess what's working or what's not. 
  • Determine your goals. Toys in one room or multiple rooms? Put away or plain sight? 
  • Sort into categories that make sense to your kids. Include categories for donations, recycling, garbage, etc.
  • Create play zones (i.e. Where's the best place for crafts, board games, books?). 
  • Containerize! Make sure the kids can psychically manage the container size and closures, LABEL them so there are no excuses. 
  • Set expectations by providing your kids a checklist or photo of what "toys picked up" looks like. 

For creative container ideas, check out my blog post here!

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