How To Organise The Kids’ Playroom

October 09 , 2017 Tanya Lea

Decluttering a kids’ playroom can seem overwhelming at the best of times! But there’s a couple of things you can do to make the process easier. Here are some tips and steps to keep in mind when tackling the playroom!

SOME USEFUL TIPS BEFORE YOU GET STARTED

1. Start small I suggest starting small and on something easy. If decluttering the soft toys is emotional for you, start with something else.
2. Overwhelmed? – Keep clear about how you want the end result to look. When you are feeling overwhelmed, remind yourself of that vision!
3. Decision making – If you are finding it hard to make decisions, ask yourself… Is this item still useful? Do they still need it? Do they love it?

STEPS TO DECLUTTERING AND REORGANISING

SORT: Start by sorting toys, one area at a time. I always like to start with anything on surfaces, e.g. floor, table top, etc. Sort items into categories, e.g. Lego together, animals together, etc. Don’t declutter yet! Just sort.

REMOVE: Once you have sorted the whole room remove any items that should be stored elsewhere, e.g. clothes to laundry, etc.

DECLUTTER: Now it’s time to declutter toys that are no longer used. Separate into 3 piles… toys for: charity, to sell, to give to family or friends.

SEPARATE: If your kids have lots of toys, l suggest setting up a ‘toy rotation’ system. By ‘toy rotation’ l simply mean storing 50% of toys and rotating them every couple of months. This will keep the kids interested and the room will be easier to keep organised! You will need a couple of storage tubs for this. Store 50% of toys and label tubs with the date.

STORE: Store, out of reach, toys that need parental supervision… craft, etc.

KEEPSAKE: Store any toys that you would like to keep for memorabilia. Store in a separate storage tub and label.

CLEAN:  Now it’s time to clean the space… wipe down all surfaces.

ORGANISE – Put away all remaining toys, keeping ‘like’ items together, e.g. soft toys together, dinosaurs together, etc. I suggest separating into separate storage tubs and labelling. You can then teach kids to put away their own toys. Finish up with a good vacuum.

Happy organising!

Photography by Declutterhome.

Hi, Tanya here.

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