No playroom? No problem. Learn how to organize toys without a playroom.
Learning to organize toys without a playroom has been a process. If you are a mom without a playroom, you know the struggle is real. While none of us want toys stuffed in every nook and cranny, it happens. However, I have been learning some toy organization hacks.
The key is to get creative and figure out ways to make what you have work well for your family!
How to Organize Toys Without a Playroom
Use furniture that has storage.
For many of us, no-playroom parents, we end up having toys in the living room. One thing that works well is to use furniture that has storage. A few ideas are:
Cube Shelves– I absolutely love these. We had one in our living room when the kids were younger and now it is in my son’s room to store his books and toys.
Ottomans– An ottoman that has storage is a great way to have a functional piece of furniture that doubles as storage. When I had toddlers running around, I put some of their favorite toys in this. It would be a great place to store books, games, or plastic bins for smaller toys.
Use a bookshelf.
A bookshelf can hold your books and your kid’s books. If you have younger kids, consider using the lower shelf for kids’ books so they can easily access them.
Use baskets, bins, and buckets.
Baskets, bins, and buckets are your best friends. You cannot go wrong with these. Not only do they contain toys but they also look cute. Pick out ones that fit your home decor style and you are set! My favorite place to buy baskets is at TJ Max or Marshalls. See how I used a drawer container to store Barbies!
Organize toys according to type.
Yes, I am the mom with the separated toys. This has been very helpful for us because the kids can pull out the blocks or the magnet dolls to play with and not be searching everywhere for all of the items. I like to keep all of the kitchen stuff inside of the toy kitchen in little baskets. This helps keep it all in one place.
Since your toys are going to be organized by type just go ahead and add a label to it. I love using my label maker to label everything. As the kids get older this helps them see where things go.
Use closet space.
We currently have our games in the closet. In the boys’ closet, there are bins holding their Legos and superhero toys.
Declutter toys regularly.
A good time to declutter toys is the beginning of each season. This helps you weed out what you no longer use or broken toys.
While I would love to have a playroom, we have been able to make it work well! I am a firm believer that whatever space you have, you can make the most of it! How do you keep all of the toys from overtaking your house?