Sunday, September 5, 2010

Toy organizer

Since the cooler fall weather is upon us I'm looking to de-clutter our living/play room and streamline it.  The kids will be spending more time inside and I don't want their toys to be a sore point for myself.  Right now we have a toy box that was made by my great grandpa back when my brother and I were kids.  It's beautiful, and holds lots of toys, but that seems to be it's down fall too.  You can lose all the pieces to a toy in the bottom and virtually never find them again.  So, we're looking for a toy bin/organizer/whatchamacallit.  They seem to be pretty popular on Craigslist, so when we get back from vacation I'll be planning to snatch one up.  They retail from $40 to $100+ new, but are going for about $25 on Craigslist.

How do you organize toys and games?


  1. When our college was remodeling, we were able to get some old gym lockers. I sprayed them yellow and screwed them into the wall through every hole I could find (don't want a wall of lockers falling over if used as a ladder) and they have been so great for holding everything in the kids' room.

  2. I would love to get some lockers for when my kids get older, thanks for the frugal tip :)