Clear the Clutter: Play Area Organization

We’re on week three of the Clear the Clutter Challenge! Only one more week until we slow things down to just once a month. It’s been so great getting a few major areas organized to kick off the new year. Last week we organized our closets and this week we’re tackling kid spaces. I’m excited to share my play area organization with y’all!

If you haven’t already be sure to check out my co-hosts’ spaces from last week!

I’m in love with what Jaclyn from did to one of her closets! She turned it into a mudroom area to be more functional for her family!Keri from gave some amazing tips for organizing your coat closet!


Each week we’ll be choosing two spaces to feature! One will be a blogger from our link up and the other from our Facebook group!

From last week’s closet link up is Lisa from Golden Soul blog! How cute is this wrapping station in her craft closet?! Total goals!And from our Facebook group is Becky H’s catch all closet! I think we all have one of those in our house!


We live in a smaller home and unfortunately don’t have a designated playroom. I’ve written a post before about having a cozy place to play when you have no playroom, and I’m happy to report that this has kept CB’s toys well managed!

However, the good thing about having only one child that’s just over a year is we haven’t collected too many toys, yet.Easy tips for play area organization.Easy tips for play area organizationThis past summer I painted this family hutch to store her toys in and it’s been so great so far! I recently put away some of her baby toys to make room for the toys she got for her birthday and Christmas! Easy tips for play area organizationSome of her smaller toys I keep in this Dory chest that my grandma (her great grandma) got her for her birthday. While I’m not crazy about characters, Dory is her favorite movie and she gets so excited when she see the chest.Easy tips for play area organizationOne area where I’m kind of struggling is her push toys and car. We have a gravel driveway so unfortunately most of her time in her car is inside. While I’d much rather house these somewhere else I’m also accepting that this is going to be my life for awhile and I’m totally okay with it!Easy tips for play area organizationHer stuffed animals along with this bead maze typically stay in her bedroom. If she happens to go back there without me it usually keeps her entertained and out of trouble until I catch up to her!

PLAY AREA ORGANIZATION TIPSEasy tips for play area organization

  • Use bins! This is so important in kid spaces to keep like toys together. Think blocks, cars, etc.
  • Make sure each toy has a home! Having designated places for toys helps to keep things orderly.
  • If you have a child old enough, take a picture of what’s in each bin and print off. Then tape the picture to either the bin or place you’d like the toy stored. That way they can help with keeping the toys organized!
  • Get rid of unused toys! This is KEY. In order to keep your home from feeling like it’s drowning in toys every 6 months or so go through and either donate or store toys that your child is no longer playing with.
  • Embrace the season! We’ll only have toys scattered around our homes for so long. One day our kids will be grown and gone and we’ll miss the days of see toys everywhere. Give your kids and yourself grace and embrace this current season of life!

Easy tips for play area organization

I’ve really come to love this view!

Like this post? I’d love for you to pin it!

Easy tips for play area organization! #playarea #playroom #kidsroom


I’m so excited for you to link up below! Not a blogger? Join the Facebook group to share with us your space or use the hashtag #cleartheclutterchallenge and tag us on Instagram!


Link up your Clear the Clutter post below and follow all the hosts on social media.

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5 thoughts on “Clear the Clutter: Play Area Organization”

  1. Thank you for featuring my closet upgrade! I love your blue hutch, what a great place for toys! And you are so right about this just being a season – those push toys will be gone before you know it so enjoy having them around!

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