Skip to main content

Useful tips for putting your kids' toys in storage



Organizing your home is not something that can be done overnight. There's a lot of different aspects that need to be taken into consideration, no matter how insignificant they might seem. Although putting your kids' toys in storage might sound like a piece of cake, there's a bit more to it. To help preserve their toys while also creating order in your home, make sure to follow our useful tips.

Planning is essential when putting your children's toys in storage

Having to organize a step-by-step plan sounds quite dull. However, you'll be really glad that you did it later in the process. This way, you'll surely stumble upon a lot of different ideas and find some of them useful.

Ask your friends that are a bit more experienced when it comes to parenting to help you out with keeping your kids' toys in storage. Who knows, they might even have some tools left from when their kids were younger that they can lend you. If not, any advice is welcome.
Cleanliness is important

Firstly, a clean home is a healthy and safe home. This means that especially when it comes to your kids’ toys, putting them away can't begin before you've made sure that everything is clean.



Cleanliness is the first step to putting your children's toys in storage.




The best way to do this is to clean out the room completely. Only then can you really make sure that everything is thoroughly sanitized and that putting your kids' toys in storage can begin. If you don't have the time to clear the room of everything yourself, hiring professionals like preferred-movers.com to take them to another location is a great solution. Another thing you can do is either wash or wipe off the toys, depending on what material they're made of.
Practicality above aesthetics

Try to set your priorities straight. No matter how much you may want your kids' room to match the aesthetics of the rest of your place, it's nearly impossible.

Face it, your kids' room, and especially the storage you want to put your kids' toys in, cannot be pretty or organized in a way that everything else can. And that is totally fine. Kids' toys are meant to be colorful and messy and joyful.
Label!

A great way to keep your inner organizing freak happy is to put your kids' toys in storage by categorizing them. Whatever way you deem best, of course.

Another tip that's worth your while when it comes to placing your kids' toys in storage is to place them in closed spaces. This way, once everything is tidied up, you'll at least have a sense of neatness. Placing subtle labels to help you see where everything is will significantly help you with effectiveness.
DIY storage to put your kids' toys in

DIY-ing this storage project is sometimes necessary, and it is also a really good way to save some money. This will, of course, take up a bit more of your time. However, there are a lot of upsides to it. Here are some ideas:


Hanging storage
A great way to save some space is to think outside of the box. Try storing toys by using some hanging storage like hooks or higher shelves.


Create your own containers
Not everything needs to be of high quality in order to work properly. You can take some cardboard boxes that you already own and try to support them a bit in different ways.


Don't be wasteful
Don't purchase anything that you don't need. This is another reason why planning is as important as it is.



Making your kids' toy storage fun and colorful will make it more likely for them to tidy up after playing.



Renting out storage units

Another great way to clean up your space in order to put your kids' toys in storage is to rent out a storage unit. This, of course, applies only if you have a lot of things that you simply do not know where to store for the time being. There are many useful frugal tips for renting a storage unit online that you can go through and see how you can save money on this project.
Donate instead of throwing away

Before getting your kids' toys into a storage unit, try to divide everything that you can into two basic categories - things you want to keep and things you don't. This will significantly lighten the load and make your storage rent cheaper. Donating the things you no longer have a use for is the best way of disposing of them.
Advice if you don't have a lot of time

If you're a busy mom and don't have much time to dedicate to putting your children's toys in storage, there are tips that you can use to make things a bit easier. However, be wary of the fact that you won't exactly get the same quality results as you would have otherwise.


Use plastic or cardboard bins
Using any bins that you have lying around to put your children's toys in is as effective as anything else. Just make sure that they're in a safe space so as not to get wet or destroyed.


Under-bed storage or anywhere else in your kids' room
If you don't have enough room and don't like the idea of using a unit to keep your kids' toys, simply placing them where they can fit is another solution.


Basement
Although not as safe as other methods, a basement has a lot of additional space. If nothing else, you can at least store some old toys there.



Keeping your kids' toys in storage in the form of cardboard boxes is as good of a solution as any.






Maintain your progress

Don't allow setbacks now that you're done with putting your kids' toys in storage. Maintain your progress with weekly or daily cleanups. Doing this routinely will ensure consistency. Try to include your child in the process as well. You can even make a competitive game out of collecting their toys at the end of each day.





Comments

  1. I want to say thanks to you. I have bookmark your site for future updates. outdoor toys

    ReplyDelete
  2. פוסט מדהים! זה פוסט מועיל. מאמר זה ברור ועם הרבה מידע שימושי. אנו מספקים צעצועים לילדים במחירים נוחים. למידע נוסף בקר באתר האינטרנט שלנו משחק שש בש למכירה בישראל

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good. Try some of these great recipes too!  Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix until a ball of dough forms. Roll ball onto a floured counter top and knead for a couple minutes.  2. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 30 mins in a warm place with a clean cloth draped over top. While your doug

DIY Table Revamp - Guest Post

Hi all! I'm Tiffany from This Motherhood is Brought to You by Xanax and I am so excited to be a part of the Guest Post Swap and to be Amanda's swap partner! I love love love her idea on how to make indoor snowballs with egg cartons. I am definitely going to have to try that with my kiddos since my smallest one has decided that it has to snow for Christmas. Poor baby doesn't know snow is hard to come by in Alabama :( For my guest post I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!

Amazing Ways To DIY Your Nails In The New Year

Having beautiful fingernails can really boost a woman's confidence. Not only do they feel sexy and sassy but they look well maintained and professional. There are a number of different styles of manicures you can get done professionally but they can be costly and if you are trying to stick to a budget and save money it is best to give DIY a try. These beautiful nail designs are easy to do and look fantastic. There are some that are more intricate and some that are simple but all will be amazed that you made them yourself. Try using small gems and crystals at the tips to add a touch of sophistication.  Tips make a world of difference and they can be as easy as you wish. There are so many beautiful polishes that have amazing colours you can match. These simple nail designs can be done by any busy lady and make a lasting impression to anyone who comes across them. Hot Beauty Health has all the instructions for these super simple nail designs. There are a large number