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My son has a ton of toys and games and his room can be a "big" mess. He also has a lot of toys that are very small. Big toy boxes can make it hard to find the smaller toys, and to keep sets together, but kids' organizers in stores can be over $50! So I went to my local Dollar Tree, and for less than $10 I got enough different sized baskets and plastic containers to organize all his small toys. His favorite color is green so I got green containers. This makes it a lot easier for him to clean his room too, because he knows the farm animals go in the big basket, the blocks go in the big oval bowl, etc. And it looks neat, contemporary, and very organized!
Keeping a kid's bedroom clean is no walk in the park. Here are some ideas to keep things under control. I really like organizing with plastic boxes (think sterlite boxes), but they can be pretty pricey.
What I like to do is hit up the Dollar Store and find small boxes there. The Dollar Tree almost always has stackable bins, and usually in a variety of colors! I use these for all of the small things; all the overwhelming odds and ends that tend to clutter a space.
What might you put in the bins?
Any little things you find. If you get several different colors, it's easy to have your little one help clean up ("Put this in the red bin"). In a child's bedroom, it's really important for everything to have a place. Structure makes cleaning easier for everyone.
Having a weekly "pick-up" day helps ensure staying organized remains simple. Don't ever let organizing become difficult! Good Luck!
When my children were little, they had so many small toys. I hated the chore of getting the kids to pick them up everyday and most of the time, not all of them were. So, I decided to take care of it. They were told that every time a toy was left out after they were through playing with them, it would go bye-bye. I put up half their toys in a box and they stayed put up for about 3 or 4 months. Then I would change them for the ones they were playing with and they thought they had new toys to play with. This solved the problem of toys not being put up and the kids were just as content.
By Tessie from Tulsa, OK