A Super Simple Organizing Tip to Change Your Life

After Christmas all of Nate’s new toys ended up in a laundry basket.  Great right?  WRONG!  He had sets of toys that he couldn’t play with because they got all jumbled up.  He had a set of Lego’s in there, a Safari set of animals and his trains.  All were great presents that he loved to play with but how do you play Lego’s when there are lions and tigers all mixed in?  It’s hard for a two year old to realize he has to dig out the pieces before he starts to play.

The trick is cheap, dollar store Zippered Mesh Laundry Bags.  The type that you’d use to wash say…pantyhose if you were the kind of person who likes to wear torture devices.  The beauty of the bags is that kids can see what’s inside before dumping out the whole big laundry basket.  It’s easy for them to unzip and get at their toys and it’s easy for us to say ‘clean up your lego before you open another bag!’  So far, this has been working really well.  I put all the individual bags into his toy bin and he’s having loads of fun playing with his new toys!

these were $2.50 ea at the dollar store.
these were $2.50 ea at the dollar store.

toy organization

TADA!  It’s simple, cheap and it WORKS!



  1. OMG, you are so smart! 🙂 That’s a fabulous idea and I’m going to take it one step further and tell my kids if all the toys in one category don’t fit into the bag then some have to be thrown or given away! HA! You rock sister!

    Funny re pantyhose. I can’t remember the last time I’ve worn a pair.


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