The upside to putting up toys
When the number of toys under foot overwhelms you and your children, establish a rotation schedule. Note the ones they currently play with the most, leave these out, and put the rest away in the attic or the basement. After a few months, put more toys away and bring others out. The benefits to both of you are.
* Children are more likely to focus and play creatively if not distracted by too many choices.
* There are fewer toys to make mess.
*When you bring back toys they haven't seen in a while, it's like something new to play with.
*Getting additional toys from your attic instead of the store can save you a lot of money in the long run.
USE A FELT TIP MARKER to put the same number on the back of each piece from the same puzzle. Use a different number for each puzzle you have. Pieces won't get mixed in with the wrong puzzle.
TINY TOYS small cars, miniature airplanes, palmsized plastic animals should be stored in a container no larger than a shoebox. Otherwise, there will be extra room in the container and your child will be tempted to toss unrelated items in on top.
STORE BOOKS belonging to a young child in a series of plastic tubs. This will allow him room to flip each book forward so he can see the cover, as this is how young ones often identify their books. It's much harder to see the covers if books are stored upright on a shelf. Turn them in the tub so the spines are facing up. It's easier for him to riffle through if all the books aren't failing open.