Tips for Decluttering Toys Around Your House

Child toys arranged in a grid

Some days, it seems like the only thing kids love more than toys is to leave said toys all over the house without putting them away. Having toy clutter in your space can be annoying and a hazard to other peopleIt’s no secret that toys can quickly take over a home, leaving parents feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with the constant clutter. As a parent, finding ways to declutter toys and keep your home organized is essential. In this blog post, we’ll explore some practical tips for decluttering toys around your house so that you can create a more comfortable and stress-free environment for your family.

Quality Over Quantity

Regarding toys, it’s easy to fall into the trap of buying more and more to keep your kids entertained. However, this can quickly lead to a cluttered home and toys that rarely get played with. Instead, focus on buying high-quality toys that will last years and provide endless entertainment. Invest in toys that promote creativity, imagination, and learning. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it will also help keep your home clutter-free.

Rotating Toys

Another way to keep toys under control is to rotate them. This means only having a certain number of toys available to your kids at one time while the rest are stored away. Every few weeks, switch out the toys so your kids have a new set of toys to play with. This not only keeps your home clutter-free, but it also helps keep your kids interested and engaged in their toys.

Hollow Woodworks toy box

Cleaning Regularly

Regular cleaning is essential when it comes to decluttering toys. Encourage your kids to clean up after themselves by making it part of their daily routine. Have designated toy bins or baskets where they can easily store their toys when they’re done playing. This keeps your home organized and teaches your kids the importance of responsibility and cleanliness.

House Toys That All Siblings Share

Another way to declutter toys is to have “house toys” that all siblings can share. These toys, such as board games, puzzles, or outdoor toys, are meant to be played together. This saves space, encourages kids to work together, and fosters community and cooperation.

Smart Storage Options

When it comes to decluttering toys, storage is key. Invest in smart storage options that help keep toys organized and out of sight when not in use. For example, you could use storage bins, baskets, or shelves to keep toys off the floor and in designated areas. We have a unique, customizable wooden toy box chest at Hollow Woodworks that can hold many items. If you have limited space, consider using vertical storage options, such as hanging organizers or over-the-door solutions.

Hosting Toy Swaps in the Neighborhood

Hosting a toy swap in your neighborhood is another way to declutter toys and help your kids find new toys to play with. Invite your neighbors and encourage them to bring toys their kids have outgrown or no longer use. Set up a designated area for the toys, and let the kids choose which ones they want to take home. This not only helps declutter your home, but it also encourages sustainability and community building.

Holiday Gifts

Finally, one of the most effective ways to declutter toys is to ask family members to buy experiences instead of toys for holiday gifts. For example, they could gift tickets to a theme park, zoo, children’s museum, or science center membership. This creates lasting memories and eliminates the need for more toys and clutter in your home.

Decluttering toys around your home is essential for maintaining a comfortable and organized living space. By focusing on quality over quantity, rotating toys, regularly cleaning, sharing house toys, using smart storage options, hosting toy swaps, and asking family members to buy experiences instead of toys, you can create a clutter-free environment that fosters creativity, learning, and community building. 

Jim Beachler of Hollow Woodworks at a crafts fair

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