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5 Simple Steps to Declutter Your Playroom

This year we will going to be going through your home, one room at a time, helping to get you organized step by step.
Beginning with the post-holiday playroom chaos ... 

Sort and Purge

  • Begin by sorting through all the toys, games, and other items in the playroom. Create three piles: keep, donate/sell, and discard.
  • Be ruthless in your decision-making. Consider the age appropriateness of toys, whether they are still in good condition, and if they are actually played with.

Organize by Category

  • Categorize the remaining items. For example, group similar toys together such as dolls, action figures, puzzles, and board games.
  • Use storage bins, baskets, or shelves to keep each category organized. Clearly label these containers to make it easy for both children and adults to find and return items to their designated places.

Rotate Toys

  • To avoid overwhelming the playroom with too many toys at once, consider implementing a toy rotation system. Store some toys in a closet or storage space and rotate them every few weeks or months.
  • This not only keeps the playroom clutter-free but also makes "new" toys available periodically, renewing the child's interest in their belongings.

Create Designated Zones

  • Divide the playroom into specific zones based on activities. For example, have a reading nook with a bookshelf, a crafting area with art supplies, and a building zone for construction toys.
  • Designating specific areas for different activities helps keep the playroom organized and encourages children to engage in different types of play.

Establish a Tidy-Up Routine

  • Teach children to tidy after themselves by establishing a regular cleaning routine. Set a specific time each day or week for a quick tidy-up session.
  • Make the tidying process fun by turning it into a game or playing music. Encourage children to take responsibility for their toys and put them back in their designated places.
Remember, the key to maintaining a decluttered playroom is consistency. Regularly assess and update the contents of the playroom to accommodate your child's changing interests and developmental stages.
Check out our home organization  page for more on how we can help you get started!