Are your child’s toys taking over your home? You are not alone; this is a common problem for many of my clients.
Now is the perfect time to take action, get organized and add some style to your children’s play areas. The first step in organizing is to purge any unused, broken or duplicate toys. One way is to give back and help your community by donating gently used toys to women’s shelters where toys are needed. Another way to purge toys would be to sell them either on eBay, at a yard sale or through a local children’s consignment store. If there are toys you can’t part with for sentimental reasons, one option is to ship them to a grandparent’s house to be played with on special visits.
After you have gone through the process of reducing the amount of toys, it’s time to evaluate how you’ll store the remaining toys. If you have limited storage space, I strongly encourage investing in vertical storage units or shelving. Vertical shelving helps maximize storage, and the height will balance the space visually. Organize the toys in stylish baskets and bins to keep things clutter-free and easier to maintain. Favorite age-appropriate toys should be kept within reach on lower shelves to accommodate little ones. To keep kids safe, always brace tall shelving units to the wall.
There are tons of great vertical storage options today that come in a variety of sizes and price points, yet all style-savvy! Here are some current favorites:
Cameron 5 Cubby and 3 Open Base Set from Pottery Barn Kids
White Bankable Bookcase from Land of Nod
Modular Cubby Unit by YLiving
Seaside Dreams Bookcase from Rosenberry Rooms
Linnarp Bookcase by Ikea