Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Works-for-Me Wednesday: Toy Storage

When you have small children, you know how quickly their little toys can get out of hand. You also know how frustrating it is when your 4 year old NEEDS to find his small Thomas the Tank Engine RIGHT NOW, and you have NO idea where it is! Frustrated with the disorganization of my kids' rooms, I came up with a toy storage system that works for me. I bought a wooden shelving unit and some plastic containers. Most are shoe-box sized, but I do have a few bigger containers for my kids' larger collections. I labeled each container with the type of toy it was to hold: Polly Pocket, Littlest Pet Shop, Small Balls, Little People, Cars, etc. For my son, who is not yet reading, I got out the digital camera and made photo labels. Then I put matching labels on the shelves, so my kids would know where each bin belongs. Viola! Everything has a place! I'm not saying we never have toy messes anymore, but at least cleanup is a snap! For more great Works-for-Me tips, head over to Rocks in My Dryer! Related Tags: ,

2 comments:

Girl Gone Wild said...

I absolutely LOVE the idea of the photo labels.

Thanks!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Great, great, great! We use containers for everything, but don't have a shelf as nicely labeled as you do.

Thanks for the tip!