Shirin

I'm a self-confessed home decor addict and I just love French, Victorian, Country and Shabby Chic designs & styles. Balancing simplicity and elegance is what I love the most. Always having lots of fun along the way!Thank you for stopping by and I hope LVB gets you busy with creativity!

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Week 3 - Organising Kids Play Areas

The challenge for week 3 was organising the study room that doubles as both a kids play area and my work space. Yes, you heard that right, organising kids play area! I am sure most of the mums would relate to this - toys everywhere, walking through a maze of lego to get to the other side of the room, tidying up over and over again and still getting no where? And often wondering does your kid even realise how many toys they actually have, or do they have too much or they just don't remember where they are kept?


So here are simple ways on how you can get on top organising your kids playroom or play area -


1. MAKE EXTRA ROOM

When you think of a room don't just think of the four walls, take advantage of the closet that hides away all that extra space. While organising a study room or play area make sure to add storage cubbies or small book cases inside the closet. Use this to keep all the toys out of sight once you close those doors. This is an easy solution to maximise storage and create more floor space for playing.


LVB Tip - Make sure your storage furniture is easy to move around and can be repurposed once your kids grow up.



STORAGE, STORAGE, STORAGE!

Consider a few things before you select storage -

How many toys or items do I have to store?

Would it work for kids and is it easy to access or pull out?

Do you need to keep some items out of reach?



You need lots of storage to keep toys in different sections. Add picture labels if you have tiny tots, but for school going kids the labelling makes it all the more fun to read and find toys.

Collect all the random toys, things that don't fit, sporting equipment and items that need a place into one big storage bin. Use repurposed jars to store all the tiny lego pieces you collect over the years!

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LVB Tip - Make any storage easy to carry so kids can take them out independently and can put them back without your help. Also, make it a regular routine to tidy up before taking out the next thing to play and always tidy up before sleep time.



Organise by colour that always helps!



DO SOME GOOD

Even with one kid, I have a pile of toys stacking up each year no matter what I do! And each year with birthdays, celebrations or each passing milestone your kid/kids will collect so many toys that you are bound to lose track of them all.

So here's what I do each year - I collect some toys, that I feel are less played with or forgotten and sit down with my son and sort them. The ones that he doesn't need get donated.



LVB Tip - As your kids grow up, make a deal to donate old toys before buying or gifting new ones. Kids will happily participate and donate willingly. It also makes them assess what they really want or need when they go to buy a new toy/game.



My favourite part of organising this are was definitely the lego jars! Simple tricks to help you with organising your kids play area or play room! Sort, section and store.

Coming up next is my last week but the most important one. Week 4 - Wardrobe Storage Ideas.

xoxo

Shirin@LVB


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