H just had his birthday last week so I am probably going to have to do some reoganizing this month. Rotate out the baby/younger toys, puzzles, and books that he no longer plays with. But these photos give you an idea of how I organize the playroom. H could and would play for hours in the playroom! We spend a LOT of time playing in there so I have to have it organized!
I've always kept the playroom pretty organized because there is a big floor to ceiling shelving unit BUT a lot of the toys were just out on the shelves (cute with a few colorful baby toys but not practical for toddlers who start getting toys with tons of pieces). I wanted to get fun, durable bins for organizing toys.
These Target bins (made by ClosetMaid) are the perfect size, they come in a ton of colors and they are a steal at $6.99. They even have handles! I got the light green for the playroom and then some pink ones for my apartment (the ones I used in my linen closet and bathroom).
I then attached labels (with words and photos) to each bin so adults AND kids know where things go. I had some bins left over from H's old house so not everything matches completely. But I think the colors go together!
|Trucks. Lots and lots of trucks (bottom shelf)|
|Blocks, lincoln logs, animals and people (bottom shelf)|
|3 Sprouts animal bins hold big trucks|
|Books and toys that aren't played with as often on higher shelves|
|Puzzles and anything with lots of pieces go higher up|
|I just got the brown bin this week and will print out a label this weekend (more trucks). Food, trains (blue bin), more puzzles, doctor kit, tools|
|Balls (bin from Container store) and H's beloved cleaning cart|
|3 Sprouts bin of stuffed animals and a random box that holds all of H's garbage cans|