Toys, toys and more toys! I can personally relate to the problem of too many toys with a very active 5 year old in the house. I just recently installed some shelving to help corral all my daughter’s stuff, then I came across this simple, yet effective, solution from Harmony with Harmony Organized.
I like this for many reasons:
- It’s simple to do
- It’s mobile and can be changed up when needed to adapt to your child’s needs
- It uses vertical space
- It is not very expensive
- It is very accessible for the child
- It solves the problem of what do to with all those really large, plastic toy like doll houses and barns! 🙂
Here is what Harmony shares with us about the project: “This playroom uses simple wire-frame cube shelving that are easy to set up and configure to the space and super great for toy storage. These shelves are nice because they are very versatile. We changed the orientation of the cubes on the end creating an upright cubby to house stuffed animals. The toys were organized by type. We made it a point not to label the baskets because as long as the toys are sorted by type it doesn’t matter which of the baskets they end up in. This makes clean up easier, and teaches the kids to sort like things together at an earlier age. This project took about 3 hours. Over an hour was spent putting the shelving together. The toys were already partly sorted which saved a little bit of time. This systems is easy to create, functional, and maintainable by the kids. The key here was to get the kids involved in the sorting process and showing them how clean up worked in the new playroom.”
I love that she included the kids in the organizing project – either by having them help sort or by not labeling the bins, but rather teaching them the concept of sorting, matching and organizing.
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