If you have small children, like me, you probably all have the same problem: toys, TOYS, and more TOYS!!!
I am yet to find a system that will work effectively. In the ideal world, they would each have their own room, but this is what we can afford right now. My husband is back in school, working towards his Masters in English (really aiming at a PHD-fingers crossed), so we have a really tight budget.
You see, my kids are 7 and 8. My son is into his video games, so he doesn't really spend much time playing with toys, yet he is not ready to give them up just yet. And my daughter is all about her dolls and crafts. Needless to say, we have mountains of toys. We did a little push and pull and were able to minimize the mountain to a hill. We brought the toys they were willing to give up and donated them.
Until recently we had a cubed shelving unit in their room to store the toys in, but we had to make a much needed decision and bought two wardrobes to make more room for their clothing. Resulting with the only storage for the toys to be under bed...OUCH!
Since my daughter's Barbies and their accessories were overflowing (and she just could not part with any of it) we designated a "Hello Kitty" toy box just for them. Their accessories were sorted into a small drawer system that I bought from the dollar store. The clothes we put into a "suitcase." ;)
How do you guys organize your kids' toys? Do you have any cool tips to share with me?
I would be happy to hear your thoughts,