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Maximizing Space and Efficiency in Your Child’s Playroom with Organization

If your kids have more toys than you know what to do with, it’s time to get organized. Organizing a playroom can be a daunting task, but once you get started and make a plan, the whole process becomes less overwhelming.

Once your playroom is organized, it will be much easier for you to find what you need when the kids are looking for something specific or have forgotten where they put their favorite toy. Here are some tips that will help you organize any standard-sized room:

Get rid of anything that is damaged, broken, missing pieces or just outgrown

  • Throw away the broken, damaged, or missing pieces
  • Remember the toy by taking a picture of it and making a list of its contents
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This step is a great opportunity to clear out toys that your child has outgrown. If a toy is too small for them anymore, consider donating it to a charity. If you can’t bring yourself to part with it, store it in another room so your little one won’t be tempted by it while playing elsewhere in their playroom. Broken toys can often be repaired using items found around the house (like duct tape or glue) or at hardware stores if need be; however, if these are beyond repair then throwing them away is fine as well!

Only keep toys that your children still play with regularly

Make sure to only keep toys your kids still use. This will help you create a more organized space, while also making it easier to clean up after playtime. Try these tips:

  • Throw away any damaged toys. If the toy is broken, or missing pieces, it’s time to get rid of it.
  • Don’t save outgrown toys. If your child no longer plays with something regularly, remove it from their playroom so that there’s less stuff for them to stumble across when they’re looking for new things to play with in the future.

Make it a rule that a new toy comes in, another toy has to go out

This is a great way to keep things new and exciting. Don’t forget, though, that there’s also a learning aspect here. Kids can learn how to take care of their stuff by keeping it in the playroom instead of throwing it on the floor or under the bed after they’re done playing with it. They can also learn how to share if they see their parents taking toys away from them when others want to use them.

For parents, this may be one of your first steps toward teaching your child about budgeting and responsibility: if you have more toys than there’s room for in the playroom (and let’s face it: I’m betting most parents do), then kids will need to decide which ones stay out at all times and which ones go back into storage for later use. That’ll help keep some control over what kinds of toys are allowed inside—you may not have room for every single thing you’d like your child to have if you’re going off-site every day!

Find a place for everything

When organizing any space, it’s important to keep everything where it can be easily found and used. This is especially true in a playroom, where kids are constantly on the move and looking for different things. Having lots of toys scattered about a room makes for more work for you—and more frustration for your kids!

So instead of placing items wherever there’s room, consider grouping them into areas that make sense:

  • Putting sports equipment together in one area
  • Storing craft supplies by type (fabric paints in one container; crayons in another) or by age range (smaller toys at child level; bigger ones higher up) which will make it easier for little hands to reach what they’re looking for without having to rummage through multiple bins.

Label each bin with a picture or word that they can understand

It’s a good idea to label each bin with a picture or word that they can understand. This way, the kids will know where to put things and be able to find them easily. It’s also important to make sure the bins are easy to open and close so that it doesn’t take forever for them to get their toys out when it’s time for playtime! You should also keep in mind how easy it is for your child (and perhaps siblings) when cleaning up so that you don’t end up with toys everywhere after all this hard work.

Keep all the crafts and art supplies together in one area

Keeping all the crafts and art supplies together in one place will make clean up easier. You can store these items in a box or basket.

A playroom should be fun and safe, but it’s important to keep things organized so you don’t have to spend every second cleaning up after your kids’ messy creations. Keeping all the art supplies together in another area, like a box or basket, will help you stay on top of things when it comes time for cleanup—and make sure that no one accidentally eats paint chips!

Keep things at the appropriate height for the child to reach them easily

If you want your kids to be able to independently play in the room, make sure to keep things at a height where they can reach them easily. I’ve been guilty of setting things up that are too high for my son (who is just over two years old) and then being frustrated when we have to use a step stool every time he wants something. It’s worth taking the time to measure and move furniture around before you start decorating!

If you want your child’s toys to stay organized, keep them off the ground! You don’t want them lying around everywhere because that means there will be more opportunity for them getting mixed together or even lost under furniture. Keeping toys at eye level makes it easier for kids not only see what’s available but also grab onto it without help from an adult or sibling! The same principle applies if there are bookshelves in your room: keep books up on top so they don’t get buried under other items lying around below

Take into consideration their attention span when organizing the room

When you are organizing the room, consider their attention span. Toys that your children play with often should be in their line of vision and easily accessible. Toys that aren’t played with as often should be put away in bins or boxes so they don’t clutter the room.

And don’t forget about special occasion toys. If your child has something specific for birthday parties or other events, it’s important to put those items in a special place that is easily accessible when needed but out of sight at other times.

The more organized you are, the easier it will be to clean up after your kids

  • The more organized you are, the easier it will be to clean up after your kids.
  • Have a place for everything, and keep like-items grouped together. This way, when it comes time to clean up, you’ll know exactly where things go.
  • If your kids are old enough to help out with chores, give them their own containers or baskets to store their things in so they won’t be tempted by other toys when they’re done playing with theirs (i.e., “It’s my turn next!”).


There’s no doubt about it, kids are messy. They make messes, they leave toys everywhere and they destroy things without even realizing it. If you can find a way to organize your playroom well enough, those messes will be easier to clean up when they happen. Just remember that every child is different so what works for one child may not work as well with another child. It’s important to keep this in mind when organizing their space because that way you can tailor it specifically towards them rather than having generic ideas about how everything should look or function.

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