5 Tips for Organising Kids Play Room and Toys

5 Tips for Organising Kids Play Room

“A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place”⁠

⁠When it comes to organising kids’ room and toys, it is very important that you have a place for everything and everything in its place. Each type of toy needs to have a place for storage when not in use or else your child’s toys will be taking over your house in no time. Not to mention those ahh’s and ooh’s as you step on those Lego pieces or kneel on them.. Ouchh!

In this blog article, let’s talk about organising kids toys and how you can have simple systems that are easy to follow for your whole family. Let’s dive in!

1. Declutter


This is the very first and the most important step. To prevent kids’ toys from taking all over the house, you need to reduce the number of toys in the first place. Trust me, fewer toys mean less mess. Plus, too many toys can easily overwhelm.

Get started by going through all the toys you have and grouping them together as per the following categories:

  • To Donate (Donate unwanted toys)
  • To Discard (Are there any broken toys or those with missing pieces? Well, you need to get rid of them).
  • To Downsize (If a set of toys has 100 blocks, reduce the number of blocks available to your child at a certain time. Store the remaining pieces away or donate if not needed).
  • To Keep.

2. Group like items together

Once you have decluttered, it is time to categorise the toys you have chosen to keep. This step is crucial as it will allow you to have a clear idea about the type of toys you have and what their storage requirements are.

Get started by grouping like items together. Some common toy categories include building toys, educational toys, soft toys, puzzles, cars and vehicles, barbies/dolls, etc.


CLEAR CATEGORIES make it so much easier for kids to “keep up with the tidy up”. Keeping all the barbies together, the craft items together, the books together etc.. AND subcategories such as barbie dolls, barbie accessories & barbie clothes etc.

3. Do your research and look for relevant storage solutions

Storage solutions

Once you are clear about the number and types of toys you have, measure the space and look for relevant storage ideas and solutions. Get inspiration from Instagram, go through online catalogues and identify storage solutions that are easily available to you. Wheely containers, tubs, bins, crates, baskets, Ziplock bags, pouches, shelves, and bookcases are some of the easy ways to sort and separate different categories.

I highly recommend checking out the TROFAST toy storage series by IKEA.

Also, toys with lots of pieces such as puzzles are best to be stored out of your children’s reach to avoid unnecessary mess. For example, store them on the top shelf and you can give them one at a time when you think they have the time to play around with those complex pieces.

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4. Use labels


Labelling is a very important step when it comes to organising kids’ rooms as it helps children to find what they are looking for and then put the toys back where they belong.

Also, knowing where each item belong makes it easier and quicker to tidy up the space. You are not spending too long organising times at the end of every play session.

I suggest getting creative with your labels. Use image labels for smaller kids who aren’t reading just yet.

5. Use colour coordination

Colour Coordination

Use colour coordination for items like books, craft supplies, and Lego. Colour coordination doesn’t only make the room looks enjoyable, but it also makes tidying up fun, encouraging kids to match items with their coloured counterparts.

Once you are done with these simple 5 steps, you will have a place for everything, and everything will be in its place. It will be so much easier for you and your kids to maintain this system and keep the room organised.

Pro tip: Always involve your kids in the process from the beginning. It is very important to work with them and not around them. Also, if you have more toys and limited space, consider rotating some of them into the shed or garage. This will resolve any storage space issue and will also help you to maintain the enthusiasm of your children when the toys are brought back in after a long time.

What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to organising kids’ rooms?

If you are looking for some tips on decluttering and organising your home, in this latest blog I have put together three steps that you can take to minimise clutter, maximise space and maintain order in your home. Click here to read.

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