Summer is right around the corner and spending time outdoors with family and friends and less time inside is such a wonderful thought. Eventually the kids work their way inside and having the kids home from school and playing with their friends is always so fun, but the clean up of the playroom afterwards is usually painful. It doesn’t have to be this way. So take advantage of your time now while the kids are in school and get your summer spaces ready, and there is no better room to start in than the kids toys and playrooms.
If your kids are like all other kids, we are sure they grow out of playing with certain toys and/or do not play with some of the toys because they don’t know where they are. Kicking off the summer organized is a fantastic way to start.
Whether you decided to either tackle just a drawer, toy closet or an entire playroom, a great way to begin is to divide the toys into piles.
1. Keepers - Toys and games that you know the kids will enjoy now and in the future.
2. Get Rid Of - Toys and games that are broken, missing pieces, or simply will not be used in the next year.
3. Give-aways - Toys or books that your kids are now too old to play with, that someone else would enjoy.
4. Misplaced – Items from your house that belong in another room.
Once you have the toys you need like everything else in your house it should have a place where it belongs. Having baskets with labels on is helpful to get the kids involved to join in the clean up. Even better would be to print a picture of what belongs in the basket so younger kids can pitch in.
It is such a great feeling to have this accomplished before school is out and then have more time to play and enjoy your friends and family. Need an extra pair of hands to tackle these toys, contact Simplified Solutions for help just in time before school is out.