Does anyone else jump for joy when you look over into your child’s room and see it nicely organized?  I know I do (even though the reality is that the mess will be back in a couple of minutes)!

This past week I took some time to go through my boy’s toys and get rid of anything that was not working or that we no longer needed. In today’s post,  I want to share four easy steps on how you can organize and declutter your child’s toys.

  1. Go through all of the toys one by one.
  2. Separate any toys your child no longer plays with.
  3. Throw away anything that is broken or has missing pieces.
  4. Re-organize and put the toys in their designated areas.

*TIP: Be sure to involve your kids in the process so they can help out and are aware of where the toys go. This will result in a faster more enjoyable cleanup time for everyone!

To maximize bedroom space, organize the toys by using a sectioned storage cube.

Our boys share a room, so when searching for a toy organization system, we needed something that would help us get the most out of the small space. I love the Ikea Kallak Shelf Unit, paired with fabric storage bins to hide the toys. This system gives the room a clean finished look (it’s as if toys ceased to exist in there). I have a designated bin for toys that are similarly categorized, that way clean up time is faster and easier for the kids. For example, I have trains and cars in one bin, animals and dinosaurs in one bin, balls and legos in one bin, and so on.

Do you have any favorite toy organization hacks not mentioned above? I would love to hear some of them!

Until next time.