Have you ever felt like your home has been the victim of an invasion by toys? Stepping on a small toy part hidden in the carpet or something with wheels on a wood floor in the middle of the night is the stuff of comedy sketches. These painful reminders to pick up the toys often happen to mom or dad rather than the kids. Corralling toys can save your home from the invasion of the toys.
Piles of toys in the living room or family room, bathroom, and kids’ bedrooms can make you feel like you are outnumbered. Toys seem to accumulate when we are not looking. Like everything in our homes that tends to accumulate from condiments in the fridge to toys, you need to de-clutter on a regular basis. The standard of keep, trash and give away can be applied to toys too.
Some parents give ultimatums that if the toys aren’t picked up in a certain amount of time they will be bagged up and given to charity or thrown away. These ultimatums need to be followed through on to really work. Just once might be enough. No matter if you have gotten to the ultimatum point or not, good storage is a must to keep the toys from taking over.
Bins, baskets, boxes… anything and everything that will get toys up off the floor will work. Having storage readily available and easy to access may just make storing toys less of a battle.