Back in mid Feburary, I shared my No Sew Basket Liners and made reference to a new kiddo toy arrangement plan I have been trying out. Today is the day to share that new method of toy play with my Living Room Toy Storage project.
I think we’ve all said it at some point, “the toys seem to multiple over night”. It’s hard for most of us to keep tabs on all the toys our kiddos collect. And I’m learning, as they get older, their toys have many small pieces, which in the blink of an eye are scattered all over the entire house. And then I step on them. And then I squeal in pain. And then I decide we need a new toy plan.
1. keeps the mess minimal
2. keeps them entertained MUCH longer since the toy seems new
3. really encourages them to use their imagination.
So that I could quickly scan and pull out the appropriate toys, I added these super adorable *Martha Stewart self adhesive gold bookplates (I couldn’t find the gold colored bookplates online, but they are in all Staples stores) to the baskets. They were a simple press and stick! (additional coupons for Staples can be found here.)
We have two bookcases and I keep their baskets on the upper two shelves in our living room. So, we have four baskets filled to the brim and then I’ve hidden a few other in various places in our home. (since I’ve written this post, I’ve added three additional baskets to our bookcase.) I’ve been surprised at how actually taking away a large portion of their toys, has increased their imagination and excitement when I get down a few things here and there.
So, far this actually seems to be a success.
Do you all have any toy tips for keeping interest in current toys and minimizing clutter? Share away!