Having a child is a lot of responsibility but fulfilling. As they grow a year or two older, they become curious, playful and very interactive with their surroundings. It is very important to organize their toys or have a playroom where they can be creative and really active during the day.
So here in my blog, I have 7 tips that would help you organize your child’s playroom.
1. Regularly declutter the playroom – It’s really important to organize your child’s playroom by removing clutter regularly. Your child’s playroom will definitely have lots of toys, books, arts and crafts. So it’s your responsibility to keep them in order and remove those toys that are no longer functional, broken or no longer played with. It frees up space and reduces clutter in the long run.
2. Label jars or boxes using photos – It will be helpful for your kids to easily access their toys and other art materials if they know where they can find them. If your child is too young to read, use photo labels to make it easier for them to understand.
3. Use clear plastic boxes – Another easy storage hack is to use clear plastic boxes or bins for sorting so you can easily see the contents. Your child will also be able to find what he/she is looking for from those bins.
4. Organize from a kid’s view – Just because you see it organized it doesn’t mean that it’s beneficial for your kids. Get down to your child’s level and look at those things that he/she can reach. Most likely high shelved toys will be ignored and forgotten, this is the perfect place to put away their seasonal toys.
5. Use nets for stuffed toys– To avoid having stuffed toys lying around and getting dirty, use a net to hang them. This would help you conserve space, organize and clean up the playroom.
6. Rotate toys – Rotating your child’s toys will help spark their interest to play with them. Kids get tired of toys easily so it is best if you rotate their toys to get them interested instead of getting them a new toy that would add up to the pile.
7. Use clean-up time to bond with your child – It’s a good exercise to have your child help you out in cleaning the playroom. This nurtures responsibility and awareness for your child. You can also remind them before getting a new toy they need to store away the old one, this way you’re teaching your child to be organized.
Elaine Fernando is a Professional Organizer, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and a member of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers). Elaine may be reached at 908-630-8995 or email@example.com