In an eternal quest to parents everywhere, we’ve been searching for the best methods of toy organization. Like every parent, we know that it’s hard to get your kids to pick up their toys. But if you make organization fun, it’s much more likely to happen. That way, you don’t have to toss out their favorite gift from their great-Aunt Sally. The only problem is the best toy organizer for your children will vary based on what you have and their personalities.
Many people have quite a few stuffed animals. A favorite present of grandmothers, stuffed animals can quickly pile up and contribute to a mess. One easy way to store them in plain sight is with a toy hammock net. A toy hammock is simply a woven piece of cloth that hangs in the corner of the room. These come in several different colors and sizes. They are very inexpensive and easy to install – take a look at these toy hammock instructions to see for yourself!
Most people also have several large toys that they don’t want left laying about. These include baby dolls, large cars, trucks, playscapes…the list goes on and on! The best way to store these is in a toy box. These come in larger sizes, and work perfectly for stashing toys out of sight quickly. However, they do not work as well for small toys, as these tend to get lost in the bottom.
To take care of small toys or toys with lots of pieces, we usually recommend a toy bin organizer. These allow your child to practice sorting skills. You can even start your child on word recognition by combining a simple descriptive word with a picture for each type of toy. The problem with these pieces of furniture are they generally look childish. An alternative to this is using baskets or bins on a large bookshelf.