You see, my son loves to dump his toy box out on the floor.
Then I used Avery address labels to put labels for each day of the work week:
Now, when we wake up in the morning, Hudson and I find today’s box of toys on the shelf and pull it down. He loves flinging off the lid and digging into today’s treasures. This way, he has fewer options and the toys seem more special since he only sees them once a week or so.
Plus it means that I’m only cleaning up about 1/5 of the toys that I usually do 🙂
He’s kind of the best! 🙂
But wait, you might be thinking – what about the weekends?
Weekends are special family time, so I didn’t make separate bins for Saturday and Sunday – usually we’re busy playing outside, spending time with friends, and going out to explore our beautiful city.
Plus Hudson has this special bin (fully approved by his hockey-loving Dad) filled with special Dad toys. This bin gets used a lot on the weekends:
So there you have it – a simple but effective way to organize the toys and cut down on the toy box chaos. Don’t they look so neat and organized on Hudson’s shelf:
I used the rest of my leftover plastic shoeboxes to organize other things:
- Cups & containers
- Outside toys
- Summer sandals & hats
- Bath toys
- Measuring cups/spoons