Thanks, Santa. Now Where Do I Put All These Toys?
Santa got a brand new bag, and he emptied it in your living room. The holidays come with a boatload of new toys, but how many plastic figurines and stuffed animals does one kid really need on a whim?
When mixed together, those old favorites and shiny, new presents can be downright overwhelming. Kids need a little space to enjoy their latest loot.
Our experts suggest storing some of your child’s time-honored treasures and rotating them throughout the year. It’ll be like Christmas all over again! Here are some pointers:
- Ask your child which toys are their absolute favorites. You’ll want to keep these at home and within reach. Don’t ask them about each and every toy though – they’ll want to keep them all!
- Take some of the older toys to storage for safekeeping. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and they will seem like new again. And think of all that newfound space.
- There’s no need to keep broken or unwanted clutter, but a storage unit is a great place to save your child’s first teddy bear or those Fisher Price standards for the younger kids.
- Now that a little time has passed, look for plastic bins on clearance, even if they’re red and green. Just remember to label them if they’re not see-through. We suggest boxes that are durable, airtight and waterproof.
We hope these solutions make both you and the kids happy. If you’re looking for even more toy storage advice, check out the tips sections here.