15 cures for your toy hangover

As I settled back into my routines this week, I had a fleeting thought: did the holidays even happen this year?

One glance at the playroom confirms it most certainly did. And good GAWD, this momma needs to learn restraint! The onslaught of toys has completely overwhelmed our rather simple organization system consisting of two bins. Time to upgrade.

I went looking and found 15 organizational tools and hacks that would help any overwhelmed parent deal with their toy tsunami & thought I’d share.

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What about you, Did you go a little overboard on the Holiday gifts without having done a little toy purging in advance? What’s your favorite trick for corralling the toys?

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  • http://www.s-renee.com/blog Stephanie

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • Beth

    Thanks for the shout out on my Lego storage! This is a fantastic post!

  • http://www.JustPlainJoy.com Just Plain Joy

    I just came across your blog from a link on Unclutterer. I love these ideas, and especially the pictures.

    Here’s a link to pictures of basket storage I use in my daughter’s room. I rotate her clothes and toys, so I keep these up and out of the way. They have little hanging tags that label the contents so I don’t have to pull them down to know what’s inside.

    http://www.justplainjoy.com/2008/12/14/sundays-super-simple-solution-more-baskets/

  • Renee

    Last Fall, I took part in the “Toy Cure” on Apartment Therapy / Ohdeedoh, and I’ll probably plan on doing it a couple times per year from now on.

  • SarahButtonedUp

    Renee – that sounds like fun! Thanks for letting us know about it.

  • http://blog.aboutone.com/ Tara

    I am totally going to check out that Elfa system from the Container Store. That is right up my alley.
    Our biggest toy issue is having too many. There are toys in every nook and cranny of our house. We’ve been weeding them out, but it’s a slow process.

  • SarahButtonedUp

     Tara – you’re not alone in having too many toys. That’s the constant battle at our household too. Especially with two different-aged children. You don’t want to toss a toy that your older one has grown out of but that your younger one doesn’t quite play with yet… It’s just a balancing act. And storage bins help!