Toys everywhere, pieces of crayons on the floor, missing game parts: that’s the image that comes to mind when we think of playrooms. With the following advice, you won’t have to resist the urge to run away from home the next time you have to clean this kiddy haven.
Start by sorting
This is a crucial prelude to the process. Determine which toys will stay and which will go. If your child refuses to let go of any itemsthat you know are no longer played with, place them in a box and store this “treasure chest” elsewhere. Over time, you will eventually be able to bring the toys to their final rest. While you’re at it, you might as well throw out the old worn down sofa to free up some room.
Create distinct play areas
Divide the space into 2 or 3 different activity zones and store the objects in their corresponding area. For example:
This is where all the noise happens! Start by defining floor surface on which your little athletes can run, jump, dance and roll their trucks. If you have a closet near this area, use it to store bulky items. Bins on wheels are useful for storing different sizes of balls.