our house is 3 bedroom, so the girls share one room and the other room is strickly a playroom. having other kids here everyday, this works perfect for us and the organization of this has been a long time coming. our new system has been amazing as even the littlest ones know where the toys go. this makes pick-up time a breeze.
this is our main storage unit for toys. i'm not a big fan of tons of toys, so i try to limit what we have. all of these bins came from ikea and i LOVE them.
for the big bins, i made labels with pictures so each kid would know what is supposed to be in them. they picked up on this rather quickly, which accomplished my goal. i only put pictures on the big bins because those are the toys they play with most often. all of the small ones have specific things that i only pull down to play with one at a time.
now, the whole shelf was all white when we bought it. i wanted more color and design, so i used spray adhesive to glue some super cute wrapping paper to the back. it was VERY easy to do.
here's a close up of the smaller bins.
i do have 2 little boys that i keep and several of our bins are pink. i know that. i want it to be a unisex playroom i guess, but i had all of these things before i started taking care of other kiddos. i do have a white bin full of cars and trucks just for them!
here is the closet ...
there is a shelf on the very top that i couldn't get a good picture of, but there are more tubs up there with things that i specifically use for daycare. one bucket is for things that i use for our sensory bins. there's a stack of carpet squares that we use for stories. and several other things.
in the picture are 6 tubs for more toys that either have little parts or there's just lots of ... legos, color matching activities, stacking cubes, cans that we use as blocks, etc.
the rest of the closet is full of dress up stuff and baby dolls, which is a big hit all the way around.
and, lastly, is a view from the other part of the room. there is one more wall that i didn't take a picture of, but it's just a play yard and the little kitchen. now, excuse the lack of curtains. i just can't decide what i want and refuse to settle for anything else.