Your child’s play-time might be work time for you.
Cleaning up after your children is a 24/7 job, but if you get a chance to avoid it, you should take that chance. The playroom is the best place to start with.
Here are some tips to help you keep your child’s toy room organised with minimal efforts:
- Set The Stage For Play: If the toys are spread across haphazardly, the child ends up playing with only 20% of the toys, the rest are unused and just add to the burden of cleaning up. So set a minimalistic play stage for your child, who then will play more with the limited number of toys you have arranged.
- Take Time To Declutter: Don’t forget to declutter the playroom when you have a cleaning drive at home. Old, broken and almost invalid toys. Decluttering is the first step to organisation.
- Toy Box Is More Of A Dumping Ground: A toy box might serve as an easy & feasible storage point. But it most likely that your child will not play with all the toys. He/she will also search for one of his/her favourite toys and in the process mess up the room by taking out each toy.
- Organise From Your Child’s Eye View: From your vantage point, things might look clean but from your child’s eye view it might be different. So while organising, kneel, bend or just sit to understand how things look for your children.
- Make Old Toys New: Rotation of toys will get your children to play with all toys. Creating a cycle of toys will never get your child bored.
- Net The Stuffed Toys: Stuffed toys always seem to flood the room and keeping them organised is a never-ending task. A net can hold them together and is a storage device which hardly takes up space.
- Clean With Your Kids: One of the best ways to make your children aware of the importance of cleanliness, is to involve them in the cleaning process. Your children will also be more conscious of the way they keep their toys back in their respective places after they finish playing and will also learn the value of their toys and things in general.