DIY ideas on how to organize barbies and accessories. Declutter and organize the toys so your children can enjoy and play with their toys.
Learning how to organize Barbies and accessories has been a process. Any mom of girls knows how chaotic the Barbies can become. We recently started using a good system for Barbies that keeps things organized and is extremely simple!
One thing to remember is: Do not overcomplicate organizing toys.
Sometimes we can over-organize things, especially for kids, when all they need is a simple system.
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How to Organize Barbies and Accessories
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Step 1: Sort through everything and determine what goes and what stays.
Anything that is broken or has missing pieces needs to go. Remove any Barbie clothes that are torn up or any accessories that are not needed.
Step 2: Decide on a system for the organization.
Originally, we were dumping all of Barbie’s items into a container. While it worked at containing everything, it was frustrating having all of the things together.
We decided to change things up and use a 3 cube shelf organizer along with some other containers. Our goal was to give everything a home.
Step 3: Group similar items together.
As we worked through the Barbies and accessories, we saw there were some basic groupings of items.
- Barbie Dolls
- Barbie Clothes
We sorted things into these piles and then put them in different organizers. Below, you can see where we stored each group in the cube organizer.
All of the extra furniture that is not in the house is in a basket on top.
The dolls went into one of the cube organizers. At first, there were too many, but then we sorted out some pretty old or beat up dolls.
We used another cube organizer to hold all of the Barbie clothes.
We are using little plastic organizers to hold the shoes. This helps keep them all together and they are played with more when stored like this.
The Barbie pets, purses, and food went into this three-drawer organizer. It works well because we can pull out each drawer as needed.
This system has lasted us a few years and it continues to work! It may take some time at first for your child to remember where to put the different items during clean-up. Help your child during this process of cleaning up. Over time, you will see that it will get easier.
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