I don't know about you, but I get beyond tired of cleaning up the same old messes over and over again.
Toddlers rooms seem to be one of the worst. They take all of their toys out at once and the entire room is covered in toys.
I wish I had taken a before picture, but I am pretty sure that you all know what I am talking about. lol
Now I have cleaned and organized his room many times before. I'be had shelves and crates and canvas boxes....all sorts of organizing containers.
Everything still ended up dumped out everywhere.
I went through everything (AGAIN) and got rid of the items he doesn't really play with or has a lot of (cars), and made a give away box.
I I decided that I wanted to put everything in tubs with lids and put them under the bed so that there will be more floor space.
I fit as many cars and trucks as I could fit into the big tub on the right, and got rid of the rest. (These are just big cars, not hot wheels).
I put hot wheels and Schleich animals in shoe box size tubs.
I put blocks, robots, action figures, ponies, etc... in larger tubs. (My niece also stays with us, hence the ponies and pink tub full of girl toys.)
I put as many stuffed animals as would fit in the blue tub on the left. ( A few stay on the bed), and got rid of the rest.
Then I threw all of the balls and Nerf guns in the blue crate.
I am LOVING this loft bed that a friend gave me. You can store all kinds of stuff underneath it and not be taking up any more room that a normal bed would!
I went ahead and kept the one shelving unit that I had to store some other items that don't go into tubs very well.
Now, what really gets me, and probably most other moms, is all the "miscellaneous" items kids have. I got rid of as much of that as I could and only allowed one of these drawers to hold miscellaneous toys. The top drawer holds the items that go along with the other toys on this shelf.
And of course I just put all of the tools in the bins underneath the tool bench.
Now there is nothing on the floor other than the shelf, tool bench, rocking horse and dresser.
The best part about organizing in tubs with lids is that since they do have lids, the kids don't just go dumping them out everywhere.
Brently has actually been getting a box out to play with it and then putting it back up before getting another box out! And he's been doing it all by himself, without my asking him to!
It almost seems as if he doesn't have many toys anymore. lol
But, trust me, when it's all over the floor it looks like a lot!
I hope this gives you some ideas. I am really loving the tub idea. You can stack them on top of each other saving even more room. They have lids which helps prevent them from getting dumped out, and it will be so easy to pack up his room to move. It's practically already done!!