One of my neighbors mentioned to Rick recently that she really needed to clean out her house. He responded, “Invite my wife over. She’ll have the place practically empty by noon. And she’ll enjoy it.”
He’s right. It’s sort of half sickness half hobby. I’m practically euphoric on bulk pick-up day. I scour the house for items to toss, recycle or give away.
Still, I’m not the ultimate queen of anti-clutter. That title belongs to my friend Rmonica (name has been changed) in New York who gets rid of toys BEFORE her kids grow into them. And she has a coy, genius way of convincing you that you need her used stuff. One time I drove off with some ridiculous big wooden train of hers and was half way home when I realized I had been outwitted by the queen.
So when the company ToyTainer contacted me, I was intrigued. Because ToyTainer creates toys that are also storage solutions. For example, this firetruck has storage space inside to store all those Matchbox cars or Legos you keep stepping on….
And there is an ice cream truck too…
They have other fun play/clean-up solutions like this one below…
It’s a playmat and when your child is finished he/she can pull a toggle and all the toys get immediately scooped up into the bag. Then it can easily be hung up.
I also really liked this fold up basketball net.
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Isn’t that so neat and organized?!
Or look at this shoebox pop up castle that not only folds up but has storage for toys too.
You can check out their toys at Target. They are geared towards boys and girls, ages 2 to 8.
And a giveaway!! (THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.)
One lucky reader will receive $100 worth of ToyTainer toys! And the toys will be geared toward the gender and ages of your children.
To enter, simply leave a comment with your best tip for keeping toys organized and also make sure you have liked The Mama Bird Diaries on Facebook. Good luck.
This is a sponsored post. All ideas are my own.