It’s easy for the house to become overrun by toys. Having a space to put each toy after your children are done playing with it will keep the house organized and will help avoid painful disasters like tripping over a toy car or stepping on a Lego. Below are four unique and inventive ideas to keep toys organized without spending a lot of money on cumbersome toy boxes.
1. Purchase Several Plastic Storage Carts
Storage carts are relatively inexpensive and are easily accessible because they are sold at most large retail stores. There are a variety of sizes and colors available to coordinate with your child’s playroom or bedroom. They are useful for organizing small items like toy cars, dolls, and arts and craft supplies. They are also a breeze to clean with soap and water and can be moved easily from one room to the next thanks to the attached wheels.
2. Place Toys in Storage Bins
Storage bins can be found in an assortment of materials, including plastic, wood, metal, and canvas (source: Quantum Storage). Label each bin to make it easier for your children to put their toys away when they are done playing. They can be stacked on top of each other or placed on shelves when not in use, making them an excellent storage solution for smaller spaces.
3. Make or Purchase a Book Sling
Book slings are the perfect way to keep books in good condition since they won’t be at risk of being ripped or bent at the bottom of a toy box. Homemade book slings can be crafted out of curtain rods and sturdy fabric. They are a great alternative to book shelves because they can be attached to the wall, thus saving valuable floor space in your home.
4. Utilize Shoe Organizers in Unique Ways
Over-the-door shoe organizers aren’t just for sneakers and high heels. The plastic pockets can be used for holding just about anything: action figures, Barbies, blocks, markers, and paint brushes, just to name a few.
This is just the start of inspiring ways to use common household items to organize toys. Get your children involved by choosing the color of the storage bins or let them write on the labels. Before you know it, your home will be clutter-free and the children will be happy because they will finally be able to find their toys without emptying the entire toy box.