This won’t come as a surprise to most moms, but my kids can tear apart a room in under 15 minutes flat. Have you seen that meme about a mom wondering why she cleans since her kids still live there? That’s me! But I like having a clean house and guests do come over from time to time, so cleaning is a necessary activity. Here is one quick and easy hack that will save you time and space when cleaning up your kids toys.

Easy Mom Hack To Organize Toys And Save Space - Here is one quick and easy hack that will save you time and space when cleaning up your kids toys.

TRICK – store toys inside other toys

Ok, it’s not rocket science, but stay with me here.

Toys take up a lot of space. By putting toys inside other toys, I am saving tons of useful toy bin realty. My toy bin philospophy is that I like to have toys all over my house. Now this time I’m not being sarcastic! I like having my kids toys on every floor of the house. When we are downstairs, they can play while I do the laundry. When we are upstairs, they can play while I make dinner or put away the laundry. They get to play and I get to supervise while still getting household chores done. For me, it’s the only way!

Here are a few examples of hiding toys within toys.

Easy Mom Hack To Organize Toys And Save Space - Here is one quick and easy hack that will save you time and space when cleaning up your kids toys.

Barbie purse and Barbie

We have this adorable Barbie purse that my daughters love. There aren’t any Barbie shoes here, but I can save some space by storing a Barbie inside the purse. Ta da!

Easy Mom Hack To Organize Toys And Save Space - Here is one quick and easy hack that will save you time and space when cleaning up your kids toys.

Fabric Houses

This is actually a set that is meant to be stored together. Place one house inside another and it takes up MUCH less space than one by one. Shove some figurines in there too and you save even more space. Bonus – you keep all the pieces together.

Easy Mom Hack To Organize Toys And Save Space - Here is one quick and easy hack that will save you time and space when cleaning up your kids toys.

Blocks bag

Another example of a toy that is actually meant to store it’s parts (LOVE!). Every toy should do this so well. However my kids have completely lost the pieces, or they are scattered everywhere. My daughters actually like to use this as a kind of purse (they love purses). But that doesn’t mean I can’t put OTHER toys inside. Just find any other small toys that will fit.

Easy Mom Hack To Organize Toys And Save Space - Here is one quick and easy hack that will save you time and space when cleaning up your kids toys.

Kitchen and food

This one is a favorite of mine. Hide all the pretend food INSIDE the pretend kitchen. It’s all ready to go when my kids head over to play with the kitchen and it saves tons of space.

Easy Mom Hack To Organize Toys And Save Space - Here is one quick and easy hack that will save you time and space when cleaning up your kids toys.

Purse and puzzle pieces

You probably got it that my daughters love purses of every kind. So, it’s a no brainer to put toys inside all the purses to save space when cleaning up. This is just one example of maybe half a dozen purses we have.

Here is the BEFORE picture of all these toys, put away in a toy bin.

Easy Mom Hack To Organize Toys And Save Space - Here is one quick and easy hack that will save you time and space when cleaning up your kids toys.

Here is the AFTER picture, showing you all the space you’re saving by using this one easy trick.

Easy Mom Hack To Organize Toys And Save Space - Here is one quick and easy hack that will save you time and space when cleaning up your kids toys.

Do you have any tricks to organize toys? Let me know in the comments.

4 Comments on Easy Mom Hack To Organize Toys And Save Space

  1. Hil
    December 28, 2015 at 7:18 pm (7 months ago)

    That’s such a practical idea. I should start doing that too. I need help with all my toys lol!

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  2. Emilee Bond
    December 7, 2015 at 12:36 am (8 months ago)

    I love this “hack!” We have done this in my daughter’s closet and it has saved so much space! Also I wanted to share this cute quote I saw on my friend’s wall. It read “Excuse the mess, my children are making memories.” I love that! It’s okay not to have the perfectly clean house… Our children are busy growing up, making messes, and making memories. <3

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    • Kristen Miller
      December 9, 2015 at 4:55 am (8 months ago)

      Love the quote! My house is clean about 15 minutes a week it seems 🙂

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  3. Barrie
    December 4, 2015 at 8:22 pm (8 months ago)

    I’ve always cleaned something similar to save space.

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