Anyone with kids will know the familiar sight of toys being scattered everywhere. After all, who hasn’t stepped on a Lego or something else painful at some point?! The key to keeping toys organised and out from underfoot is a good storage system that adults and kids alike can utilise. Here are some great storage solutions that may just work for you. If you need more hints and tips, have a chat with your local storage
expert to get their ideas.
Make Storage Accessible
The best toy storage systems are ones that kids find easy to use as well and this is of paramount importance when you’re trying to teach kids to put toys away after using them. This means using storage systems that kids can reach and that they find easy to understand. You can do this by using baskets stored on shelves, plastic drawers, or even toy crates stacked on top of one another and then labelling each basket or drawer so kids know what toys go where. If kids can see where their toys are meant to go, they’ll be much better about putting them away.
Use Open Containers
Another brilliant storage solution for toys is to use open containers that are placed within a wooden or plastic support frame. You can even keep a row of open containers lined up along one wall! Kids love these as they can see their toys at a glance and putting away toys becomes much easier – just throw it in one of the containers. These type of storage solutions are great if you want to keep the toys contained but still have them visible in your kids’ rooms.
Sort Toys within Containers
Kids often get frustrated with some of their toys because they can’t find all of the parts that they need (incomplete Lego sets, missing game pieces etc) and refuse to play with them anymore. Solve this problem by sorting toys into separate containers. For example, Lego and building blocks should get a container of their very own. Dolls can be sorted by placing the dolls themselves within one container and the clothes and accessories belonging to them in another. Also look at how you’re grouping toys. Kids will find what they are looking for easier if they’re grouped distinctively such as all teddies together, all blocks together, all toy trains and cars together and so on.
Use the Humble Toy Chest
Toy chests may seem to be a relic of the past but they’re a tried and true form of toy storage for good reason! They are absolutely perfect for holding larger, bulkier toys such toy trucks, stuffed animals, dress up items, and outdoor toys and you can paint the toy chest however you like. All you really need to look for in a toy chest is safety hinges, so the lid can’t fall down and cause injury to little fingers.