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How to organize and store toys creatively

How to organize and store toys creatively

How to organize and store toys creatively

Here you’ll learn how to organize and store toys creatively. Organizing toys and other kid stuff can be a big challenge, especially if you have more than one child.  Or if you have 20 like a preschool classroom! Over the years this stuff can accumulate until the job of organizing it all is daunting.  Beyond the old stand-by, utilitarian  plastic bin organizing  tactic what else is there you ask? Well, turns out there’s lots of creative organizing ideas beyond the bin.

Organize Like A Teacher

Parents will find taking a few lessons from preschool or kindergarten classrooms will go a long way in getting things organized. Organizing like a teacher will be helpful at clean up time because kids will have visual cues to where each toy belongs. Here’s a few ways to do that.

Use an app called LabelPics that allows you to take a picture of a toy or a toy bin and add a label. The app lets you make a series of labels and print them out on one or more pages. You can change the font, the size of the font, and the color of the font. LabelPics by Andrew Kasper.

This video has an excel doc attached that you can download and edit the labels to suit your needs.


Many classrooms employ units like these to help keep clean up time easy.

I’m an Organizing Junkie has so much to share! is full of beautiful pictures, how to’s, and a free printable. There’s so much material here, you’ll be back time and time again. The blog is nicely organized too! 😉

Shaping Up To Be A Mom is a very nice mom blog with lots to offer. She has illustrated nicely what real kid’s rooms look like! Nice before and after pics. There’s lots of creative ideas here.

If you are organizing a preschool classroom or a kids play room you’ll find if things are labeled kids will have an easier time cleaning up. A popular preschool website has a page full of labels. Check out

Milk Crates

Take the lowly milk crate. At least one can be found in almost every classroom across the nation. Well that might be an exaggeration but you know they’re popular.

This clever idea for children’s seating can be used at home or school. This site is called Home Design Ideas. Milk crates can also be used for storage in clever ways. Take a look at Snappy Pixels’ post with some surprising ways to use milk crates.

Good Housekeeping has a post 9 Smart Ways To Make Kids More Organized.

How ever you decide to get and stay organized I hope you find ways to have fun doing it!