Organizing a Playroom with IKEA Trofast
Today’s post is about a place in the house that is so easy to become a disaster area: The Playroom!
The playroom is obviously a dangerous place for toy explosions, but with a little organization, you can minimize the potential mess and make clean up a snap. Let me start with a little back story:
Years ago, we had these large bins
I thought this was so smart. The bins had lids and could roll around. For a while, we separated the kid’s toys into broad categories (LEGO, Little People, Ponies, Play Kitchen), but whenever the kids were looking for something specific, the entire bin would be tipped over and eventually we had too many toys that these 4 categories alone could not work.
So we changed two of the bins: Child 1’s toys and Child 2’s toys. Yay! I’m a genius.
Sadly, again, the entire bin would be dumped to look for something.
So, I got bold. When my kids were just 3 and 6, I decided to start micromanaging their toys. The problem, it seemed was that they didn’t know where specifically to find things. Perhaps the answer was that they needed lots of smaller containers instead just a few large ones.
We invested in a Trofast, and I LOVED it. In fact, I loved it so much, I bought 5 more. Our entire playroom is done in various sizes of Trofast. While my kids have a great time playing in there, it is almost never a mess. Why? Because they know exactly where to go to find what they’re looking for and they know exactly where to put things away.
It was just that simple. Now, our various Trofasts have large deep bins for big toys, medium sized bins with dividers for small collections, mini bins and even shelves. In my opinion, this is by far, the easiest, most versatile children’s toy system around.
What are your tips and tricks for dealing with kid’s toys?