A 2 minute video including before and after photos from organizing toys in La Canada-Flintridge.
2 organizers. 3 hours. 1 happy mom and 1 happy kid!
When toys are taking over a child’s room. The best solution is to thin them out with or without their help (according to their age).
Andy was five when we did this project. This is a great video with lots of ideas you may not have considered. When your children are transitioning from pre-school to being able to pick their own clothes, dress themself, and put away their own toys it is so important to have the things they need at their level.
Move any storage items to areas they cannot reach and keep the floor and low drawers and containers available for everyday things.
Be honest with yourself about broken toys (you’ll never fix them) and things they’ve outgrown (but you still love because they remind you of your babies). Get those out of the kids’ space so they can PLAY, play, pLaY!
This is a good article on figuring out when to let go of young children’s toys.
Music by Ingrid Michaelson “The Way I Am”
Also published on Medium.