New Year, New You! Control The Clutter, Mamas!
While our kids adore playing with their toys, finding an easy-to-use, storage system that our little ones can use to put their toys away easily is the holy grail of clutter control. So for all those moments when you finding yourself stepping on rogue LEGO blocks or tripping over random My Little Pony accessories, we give you five easy ways to control the toy clutter so that you’re armed with ideas that’ll get your children’s mess sorted pronto!
Lose the idea that bookcases should only be filled with well-thumbed children’s paperbacks and fill them with kids toys too! IKEA’s fabulous Kallax cube storage has loads of combination options that can look stylish and make organizing your child’s toys easy too.
psst… we love the idea of using one of the Kallax shelving units as a little bench too as in the pic above!
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There’ll be no more excuses for your beloved children not to know where their various knick-knacks go when you get friendly with labels. Opt for chalkboard paint if you think you’ll need to change your labels regularly (pick up your paint here) or keep it simple with a black felt tip marker and a roll of masking tape.
Simple but effective, clear plastic tubs make it easy for your offspring to see exactly what’s in each box — and where it should be returned to at the end of play time! Stack them, label them and pop them on the shelf (or away in the cupboard) and teach your kids to only use one tub at a time — helping them to help you keep everything organised. Head to IKEA to get your affordable plastic (look for the Samla series mama — they’re the best ones for stacking and come in a range of sizes).
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Utilise every last bit of space in your little one’s bedroom by installing wallet-friendly shelving units to the walls — not only do they look great when cleverly sorted with baskets, tubs, and fabric storage bags as above, they’re a great way to free up a bit of floor space and keep the most precious keepsakes out of reach of little hands.
IKEA’s TROFAST toy storage system is just so darn handy. Small, medium, and large tubs home everything from train tracks to Barbie dolls, with the ability to add extra storage units as their toy collection inevitably grows. The best part? It’s super affordable to get started!
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Image 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 from Pinterest, Featured image via Instagram handle of Project Nursery. This article was first published on the site in June, 2014.