Living in New York City has its perks, but apartment living with three young children has its challenges. It requires me to be super organized when it comes to keeping the kids rooms clean and clutter-free. When my kids want a toy they want it pronto, so categorizing toys by size and type (cars, balls, hockey pucks, small dolls) help them find exactly what they are looking for. I’m a big fan of clear plastic containers that I can stash under the beds. I also store a lot of my daughters dolls and stuffed “friends” in an extra large monogrammed LL Bean Tote bag which looks super cute on the floor. Baskets with labels are both functional and attractive.
My kids are crazy about crafting and art projects. Old cookie tins and plastic containers keep paints, crayons, markers, play-doh and other art supplies separate from one another. Though every mom wishes she could save each precious project, space just doesn’t permit that. A cool idea is to take pictures of your child’s work and create a mosaic collage that you can frame.
Lastly, throw out any toys that are broken or have missing pieces. Donate or pass along toys that your child no longer uses.
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