Monday, June 29, 2009

Playroom Organization Tip: Daily Baskets

When organizing a playroom for small children a great way to organize their toys is by using seven medium size containers or baskets, one for each day of the week. You can disperse small toys, activities, books, stuffed animals, and other favorite toys into the various baskets and change them out each day.

Using this system does two things for children; first, it prevents them from getting too many toys all out at once and makes it easier to clean up. Secondly, it keeps the kids interested in the toys because they are changing everyday.

Follow these simple steps to implement the Daily Toy Baskets into your playroom:
  1. Dump all the toys out into a pile and pull out any toys that are broken, not working, or never get played with by your children.
  2. Set out the seven baskets that you want to use for your toys and then ask your children to help you divide them all up into the baskets. This is great because the toys that they do not pick are also ones that you know you can purge out of their collection or replace with new, more interesting items.
  3. Implement a rule that says each time a new toy comes in an old toy has to go out. This will help you maintain the level that you are putting in the basket and keeps them from overflowing.
  4. Find a storage closet, shelf, or other area that will put the baskets out of the reach of your children when they are not being used.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I have never thought of this!