04/19/2012 08:50 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Spring Cleaning: Toy Storage So Easy, A Kid Could Do It

If your family room looks more like the set of 'Romper Room', then you need to create storage solutions for toys, games, and crafts.

Large toys. Use a wide and fairly shallow container. Kids should be able to reach for a toy on the bottom without too much trouble. A wooden chest or rattan basket can function as well-disguised receptacles for toys.

Small toys. For blocks, Matchbox cars, and tea party essentials, use clear, lidded plastic storage boxes and store them on shelves inside a larger storage piece such as an armoire or TV unit. Use identical boxes that will stack well and give a uniform look. Label the boxes with a label maker or, especially for younger children, with pictures of what's inside.

Flickr photo by meddygarnet

For more cleaning tips, check out What's A Disorganized Person To Do?

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