How to declutter your playroom

August, 2022

When it comes to decluttering, the room that usually gets the most cluttered is the playroom (if you are fortunate to have one that is).

It’s scary how quickly toys pile up and how much mess your littles ones can make in such a short space of time.

Hopefully with these tips you will be able to declutter your playroom and keep it tidy.

Throw away toys that are no longer used

Have your kids select toys they no longer play with and donate them to local charities or pass down to friends or work colleagues who have little ones. 

If you have children who are old enough to understand the concept of helping those in need, this allows you to not only clean out your play areas to make space for new items, but it also teaches our children about being compassionate and caring toward other people, especially those who are less fortunate.

Get rid of low value items

Walk around your play areas with a bin bag after the kids go to bed, and toss the low-value items your kids don’t play with regularly.

There are plenty of random toys that somehow find their way into your playroom and then take up valuable space. And these need to be binned.

Pick an evening and after your kids go to bed, gather up all the items in the playroom that don’t meet the quality threshold for being donated. I’m talking about the cheap stuff from birthday party goodie bags, board games and puzzles that are missing pieces, broken crayons and dried out markers… get the idea.

Throw that stuff away! You will be surprised at how good it feels and the kids will never notice.

Use your wall space wisely

Most people have great storage solutions for toys and but don’t forget about your wall space!

There are plenty of great options available to help you maximise your square footage no matter what size your playroom is. 

Invest in some storage bins

Make sure you have some storage bins available that can hold toys of all sizes.

Having something to keep all the toys in one place is great for you and your little one. It means they can access their most used toys easily and it also makes tidying up a much simpler task too.

Why not try a storage ottoman? It not only holds toys of every shape and size and hides them, but it also doubles as seating. 

Top tip: choose a neutral colour or pattern so that one day when you don’t need it for toy storage anymore, you can easily move it to another room in your home and have it blend right in.

Happy decluttering!

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