Before the holidays…

While the gear, clothes and toys kids possess are signs of a joyful childhood, keeping it organized is essential for health, safety and even fun.

Here are eight tips to clean up the clutter:

Provide bins: Organize toys, art supplies and games. While clear bins make it easy to identify contents, colorful bins are visually appealing.

Make smart furniture choices: Shelving lets children see what’s available to play with; however, toys that require adult assistance are best stored in closed bins inside a cabinet or closet. Secure furniture to the wall for safety.

Rotate: Rotating toys’ placement inside storage areas will remind kids of the items they have and is an great boredom-prevention tool.

Donate: Before the holidays and occasions when kids are showered with gifts, talk to your child about what toys are no longer used, and give them a second life by donating them.

Use space wisely: While big toys offer fun, they take up real estate. Opt for alternatives that can be taken down, like pop-up tents or tunnels.

Schedule clean-up: Give kids a role in putting items in their correct places. Make a game of it by turning on tunes and seeing who’s the fastest.

Get toys off the floor: Stepping on toys can be painful. A child-sized table offers a stable surface for building brick structures and other creations.

Use walls: Maximize space and creativity by installing a whiteboard or chalkboard as an art surface.

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