It goes without saying that having kids means having to clean up after the messes they can cause. Sometimes, this chaos can lead to frustration over not having a definite place to store toys and other items. Containers can be a functional solution to a stressful problem; however, they are not always the most aesthetically pleasing solution.
Tips for containing the chaos
Clothes, toys, and electronics can accumulate everywhere and cause clutter. Not only do we provide you with a solution, but we also have tips for how to keep your child engaged and involved in this cleanup process. Try allowing your child to pick out clothes for the week and put the outfits in the storage bin on their own! Toys can be placed in different bins and rotated weekly in order to keep each toy new and fun. Electronics are easily stored and kept out of a child’s reach until you allow them to have the devices. This helpful guide will allow you to find an engaging way to keep up with the chaos and create a fun, stress-free environment.
Streamline morning routines by having kids pick out an entire week’s worth of outfits every Sunday evening. Place the complete outfits into their own bins, along with any coordinating hats and accessories, and label the containers for the days of the week. Children will appreciate the control over their clothing options while you enjoy one less morning stress.
Rotation of toys
Along with using large decorative baskets to hide your children’s favorite toys when not in use, you can also stash some big-ticket items in the closet, and bring one into rotation every week or two. That way, the toys don’t lose your children’s attention quite as quickly, and they seem more special when they are brought back out.
Designate a bin where all electronics (including chargers and attachments) can live when they are not in use, and keep the container out of reach on top of the refrigerator or in a cabinet. This way, you can monitor usage and make sure there is a healthy balance that fits your family’s lifestyle.