Chaos is the lack of organization, and chaos can occur in any child’s play space when their toys are not organized. It is common for kids to have more toys than they can possibly play with in their toy stash. It is also common to find toys in the stash that they have outgrown and no longer play with. There comes a time when it is necessary to organize and de-clutter your kids play space. There are a few ways to make this task easier and we have included them below. Here are 7 ways to organize your child's toys...
Take a close look at what toys your kids have; this is the first step in organizing their play space. Weeding out broken toys, duplicates and rarely played with toys is a good way to start; the fewer toys you have to cope with the easier it is to organize. Knowing the toy inventory makes all other organizational steps easy.
2. Get the kids involved
Your kids have a vested interest in what you are doing to with their toys. Involve them in your operation by allowing them to choose which toys to keep and which to dispose of. Set a few rules for how many toys can stay and let your kids decide which toys to keep. This is a great opportunity to impress upon your children the importance of donating to those less fortunate. Most children derive great pleasure from donating to other kids.
Sorting toys by type or genre is the simplest method. For instance, sort all art and craft supplies like crayons, scissors and paper into one group and dolls into another. Sorting toys into groups according to type makes organizing simpler. While you are sorting, be on the alert for any toys you may have missed that should be disposed of.