Is your toy room a mess? Do you ask your kids to clean up and just find it all shoved in a closet? Yea.. I hear ya. We had these same problems until I got organized! Toy organization is not always an easy process (especially when you have lots of toys), but the time was so very worth it for our family!
How can I expect my children to clean up after themselves when they are not sure where things go? I always had an idea in my head of where I wanted things to go, but communicating this to my young children never really worked out. So, I knew I had to take the time to label our tubs of toys!
First, I sorted our toys into likenesses (balls go with balls, cars go with cars and so on).
Next, I took a picture of the toys in the tub against a white background (I just used a white sheet).
I printed the picture and the name of the toy onto large labels and stuck them to the tubs!
I love that my tubs are now labeled. Even my 2 year old uses the pictures to put the toys away! Now, when I sing the clean up song, I know that my children will be able to be more successful at helping pick up the toys. How do you organize your toys?