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. You can also find them in packs of 4 on Amazon. The type that you’d use to wash say…pantyhose if you were the kind of person who likes to wear torture devices.
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.
TADA! It’s simple, cheap and it WORKS!
I hope this helps you with your after Christmas toy clutter – it really helped us and it helps teach organization to kids too. Toy clutter can be really overwhelming to little people and this simple hack is the answer.