After four kids, I’ve learned a lot of tricks and tips to keep a toddler’s room clean. Well, as clean as a toddler’s room can be anyways and lately it feels like our twins nursery room is rapidly turning into a toddler room.
The basket of rattles and teething rings replaced with shape sorters and princess wands. Tummy time mat replaced with a miniature basketball hoop.
The once clean nursery turned into a disorganized toddler room quickly but these 5 tips to keep your toddler’s room clean are saving my mom sanity.
5 Tips to Keep Your Toddler’s Room Clean
#1 Purge Toys
Before getting organized, purge. Get rid of broken toys, toys that aren’t played with, and pieces that don’t belong. It gives you less to organize and well, it feels good to get rid of clutter.
#2 Keep It Together
Keep like toys together to help keep your toddler’s room clean. It’s easier for your child to find their toys and easier to clean up. I have three drawer storage carts in the closets and small storage containers under the bed for toys. This way everything has a home making organization and clean up easier.
#3 Child’s Eye View
Get down on your child’s level and make sure things function well for them. As adults, we know how to use things and where to put them. We often forget what it’s like for those that are 4ft shorter than us.
Are their favorite toys within reach? Can you utilize the space under the crib? Keeping things at a child’s eye view will help keep your toddler’s room clean.
#4 Teach Your Child
As you are organizing, teach your child what toys go where. Going back to #2, keeping like toys together helps children learn where things go. The twins already like to help put things back in the bins! Now to figure how to get them to still love that in five years!
#5 Have Fun and Don’t Stress
Make clean up a game, sing a song, dance around, or whatever you need to do to make it fun. Messes are always going to be there, especially when you have kids, so don’t stress about it.
I try to do one big clean up each night so the next day it’s all ready to go again. That means their room may have toys all around during the day, but I’m okay with that.