The euphoria of the holiday season is well behind which means it’s time for you to follow up on your New Year’s resolutions. Chances are, cleaning is somewhere on your list of resolutions but even if it’s not, it should be. And a great way to kick it all off is by cleaning the overwhelming mess in your child’s room.
The most pressing issue for almost all parents, cleaning-wise at least, is organising their offspring’s toys. Especially after birthdays or Christmas for example, the clutter is so extensive that it is sometimes really hard to even move around the house. That way you often find yourself trying to remember what happened to your clean and tidy house. Don’t worry though, because here are some storage solutions that will definitely make your life a lot easier.
1. Get Rid of The Broken Toys
A good way to start organising your child’s room or play corner is to get rid of all broken toys. There are definitely some damaged ones somewhere inside that huge pile so instead of keeping them, find and separate them from the rest. Then, if you can’t repair them, just throw them out.
2. Give Away the Toys Your Child Has Outgrown
Keeping toys just for the safe of it is useless and impractical. Instead of just piling toys your little ones will probably never pay attention to, give them away. There are many charities that will gladly take them off your hands. Plus, that’s another way to help out those in need.
3. Shelves and Boxes
Once you get those two done, it’s time to think about the actual storage. Thus, rather that placing the toys on shelves, which by the way makes the place look like a total mess, buy some basket or toy boxes.
4. Involve Your Child into The Process
You can actually involve your kid in the organising process. It might seam like a tedious activity but you could make up some kind of a game which will keep the interest of your child. That way you’ll also teach an important life lesson – how to be responsible.
5. Make that Clean-up a Regular Thing
Last but not least, to keep on top of the mess that’s lurking, make toy organisation a regular thing. Two or three times a year sounds about enough to me.
Do you struggle keeping up with the piles of toys lying on the floor? How do you manage the situation?