We have this problem in our house. It’s a problem I’m grateful to have, but I am also desperate to solve.
You see, Little MPB has more toys then 1 child probably needs in their entire lifetime. This problem has been more evident since Christmas, when a tonne of new toys were brought into our house in the form of gifts. Even though Mr. MPB and I try not to buy too many random toys, I am sometimes guilty of picking up things he doesn’t really need and family and friends also tend to buy him gifts. and we are always trying to give away toys Little MPB has outgrown to make more room – but it never feels like enough
Like I said, I’m grateful to have this problem because it’s a problem I wouldn’t have if it weren’t for Little MPB. I actually love stepping over toys in the evening after Little MPB is fast asleep, because there is just so much symbolism in the fact that we have kids toys littering our living room floor. But, I’ll admit, I don’t love stepping on the toys, that reminder is much less appreciated.
My house is littered with paw patrol toys, megablocks, dump trucks, teddy bears, blankets, fire trucks, tickle-me Elmo, race car tracks, go-go smart wheels, and countless random toys. Our current toy storage system includes, random larger trucks just sitting on the ground. We also have a 3 Sprouts toy bin that is always overflowing with toys and we use Ikea Kallax shelves horizontally with bright coloured drona boxes full of toys. The shelf is sort of like this, but with kids toys not the fancy adult stuff (Picture source: from Ikea):
Our house design means that our main living room now serves the double function as Little MPB’s main play room. I’m over the fact that I wont have an adult living room again for a number of years, but I would like to try to find a way to at least have the everything co-exist a bit better.
And here in lies the problem. How do I create a space that allows for his toys to be stored in a way that makes sense and is effective? How do other people store all their kids toys?
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