Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: on the beautiful prairie of MN
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We have 3 mail areas where toys are stored- the girls' bedroom, the boys' bedroom, and they playroom. Different types of toys are kept in each area. For example, even though all of the kids play with the matchbox cars, at night they are put away in the boys' room.
In the girls room, we have 2 big plastic tubs (toyboxes) in the closet. One box is for bigger dolls and stuffed animals, the other box is for misc 'pretend' toys (ie- magnadoodle, pretned cash register). The rule is that the girls can only have as many toys/dolls/stuffed animals as will fit in the boxes. All of the dress up clothes are hung up in the girls' closet. Dress up accessories (hats, purses, play jewelry) are hung up in a bag suspended from a hanger. Small dolls (barbies, strawberry shortcakes, my little ponies) are stored in a small plastic box on a high shelf. Also in plastic boxes are Little People and puppets. All of the Little People buildings are also stored on a high shelf (some of them together in an old cardboard box). Duplos are also stored in the plastic tub they came in, on a high shelf.
The boys' room is a little messier right now. All of the toys are stored in the closet. The GeoTrax train set is stored in a huge plastic box on the closet floor. All of the legos, including the special sets, are mixed together and stored in a large plastic lego tub that we recieved as a gift several years ago. Star wars action figures and ships are in a medium sized cardboard box and placed on a shelf in the closet. GI joe stuff is in a big cardboard box on a high shelf. All of the matchbox car tracks are stored in paper grocery bags and stored on a high shelf. We have a lot of misc cars, trucks, airplanes, etc. that are still in search of a home but will probably end up in a big plastic bin. yu-gi-oh cards, projector reels, etc. are kept in the top dresser drawer. My next organizational purchase for the boys' room will probably be underbed plastic bins- one for each boy.
We have the bigger toys in the playroom in the basement. There's a large traditional toybox for big items, but almost everything else is kept in clear plastic boxes. The play kitchen is in the playroom, so that's where we keep all the play food. There's also a box for tools, play animals, megablocks, matching toys and stacking blocks.
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