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Tips to Organize Toys – The One Toy Box Rule

I did something today that I wish I had started years ago. I have officially organized the toys that were slowing suffocating my house! Guess what, it wasn’t hard and you can do it too!

Ahh! I can breath again!

Do you know that feeling I am talking about? Does it feel like your kid’s toys are creeping into every available space in your home? Oh. My. Goodness. I just couldn’t take it for a single second longer.

Here are some budget friendly and super easy tips for toy organization. Our kid's toys were out of control! See how we fixed that problem with this easy way how to get organized! Easy How To Organize tips!

There were plans in our day to get some errands done but my middle little monkey woke up with a fever. So it was destined to be a stay at home and organize day!

My problem with organizing is that I want to have all color coordinated buckets, bins, and baskets. This is one thing I just had to let go of, for now at least. If your budget doesn’t have room to spend $100 (easily) on cute buckets and tubs for the toys, then keep on reading because I am going to show you how to make it happen!

If you happen to have a little money saved up for an organization project and need to buy a few things, here are some products that we used in our toy storage:

Ziploc Space Saver Bags
Tubs
Crates
Ziploc Bags
Totes

The One Toy Box Rule

 

The main rule

Kids can only have one box of toys out at a time. If they are done and want a different box, then they need to completely clean up the first. Simple, right?

How to organize toys

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Pull out every toy

Get out every single toy you have in your home all out in a single room.

Throw out the trash

Sift threw the pile and throw away any broken toys or any random trash you find.

Donate or sell

Any toys that you know your family will never ever use again, donate to a local second hand store, or sell for a little extra cash.

Gather storage bins

The most cost effective way is to use any storage bins you already have at home. Do you have a half empty storage tub whose contents could be stored in something smaller? Use what you have. If you are still in need of storage, here is that list again of different things we used:

Ziploc Space Saver Bags
Tubs
Crates
Ziploc Bags
Totes

Sort toys into piles

Here is what’s important for this strategy to organize toys. Each tub should hold a variety of different toys that can entertain your child for an extended period of time.

For example, you wouldn’t want to fill one tub with just cars. Your kiddo is probably going to be bored with that after 10 minutes. Instead, use a mixture of toys like cars, costumes, and building blocks.

Label

Make sure to put a label on the outside of the tub that is easily visible, listing all the toys that are inside. This way you wont have to dig through every single tub looking for that one toy that is being requested.

Here is a free printable (Pink or Blue) to make it look a little more cute than using a sticky note. Just click the image below, save as, print, and label.

You could print these on some super handy label paper like this or on paper stock and use clear tape to stick to your tubs.

Here are some budget friendly and super easy tips for toy organization. Our kid's toys were out of control! See how we fixed that problem with this easy way how to get organized! Easy How To Organize tips!Here are some budget friendly and super easy tips for toy organization. Our kid's toys were out of control! See how we fixed that problem with this easy way how to get organized! Easy How To Organize tips!

I would love to see your finished project! Make sure to tag me @PenniesIntoPearls on Instagram

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    Herchel S
    January 28, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    We periodically go through all the kids’ toys and declutter. But I don’t think we could stick to a one toy box rule!

    Visiting from the BYBC2016 group. Hope I get to meet you next month a the conference!

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