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Old 01-05-2020, 09:28 AM
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I've been trying to find an answer on Pinterest, but how do you store the huge number of toys for a 5 year old? All the pictures show tidy rooms with everything packed away.
DGD, who lives here, has so many Barbie sets and baby doll things that I'm not sure where to put it all.
These are the Barbie things I don't know what to do with: Barbie RV, horses, pizza set, vet center,supermarket, etc. Dream House
Baby doll stuff: crib, high chair, 6 baby dolls the size of infants
Other misc stuff: Life size Barbie, Barbie styling head
That's not including all the little pieces of L.O.L. dolls, and other things already packed in fabric cube storage.
I need pictures of REAL kids' rooms.
PLUS she has the play kitchen with 2 rolling 3 drawer carts of accessories.
She is very creative and plays with this stuff daily, so giving it away isn't an option. Help!


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Old 01-05-2020, 09:47 AM
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When my girls were young, we put those wire shelves into the closets to maximize clothes hanging and toy/game storage. I also put a shelf around the room that we could put things on. i made sure it was just high enough for dd to be able to reach. I put hangers on the bottom so that we could hang things off of it. I put it on 3 walls in her room because of the way her furniture and doors worked out.

I made the shelves out of boards bought at Lowes and screwed together at a 90 degree angle. I used my router on the edges and painted them to match the room. Cost was fairly small.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:16 AM
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OMG- I'm actually going through Something similar to this at this very moment.

I have walked out of the room,and I'm taking a break right now!

I'm actually tackling a closet where I store toys for a three and six-year-old. The 6 year old likes things in order and will put things back. However the three-year-old is not to that stage yet.

And no, separating the toys into different closets/areas is not an option.

I'm to the point where I'm just going to downsize their toys and donate some of them. What is ridiculous is that there's not an abundance of toys, and they all can be easily put back into their tubs,etc. It's just that the three-year-old doesn't seem to be quite there yet as far as desiring to be a bit more tidy!
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:21 AM
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DD had a big barn toy box. It had a shelf and then a big space on the bottom.

I put small things (barbie stuff, LPS, etc) in bins on the shelf - I cut out pictures of each and glued them to the outside so DD could put them in the correct bin.

We stored the bigger stuff ( doll houses, etc) on the bottom.

The top opened with a locking hinge so she could reach in and get the bins. The bottom had barn doors so she could get the bigger things out.



It was made for DH by his grandfather, we painted it pink and white for DD.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:42 AM
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:44 AM
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And my dad built this and will eventually go in a kids room.
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Old 01-05-2020, 03:17 PM
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This is my DD's toy storage (an IKEA Kallax shelf.)

This is pre-Christmas so it has been rearranged, but same basic idea. The large tubs hold wooden blocks and baby dolls/accessories. She has another shelf in her closet that holds less frequently used toys. Her baby doll high chair and stroller get parked in front of the window. Her toy kitchen is in our kitchen.

Rotation is key for us. Some of the favorite toys stay out all the time (the Little People house has never gone away) but anything thats not getting a lot of love gets put in the closet or basement. Could you get your granddaughter to pick one or two Barbie sets to keep out and keep the rest in bins? Put them on shelves where she can get them out when she wants them.
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Old 01-05-2020, 03:52 PM
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We always had the same Ikea storage as techgrad. It's the trofast storage system, and if you get the solid wood ones they are sturdy as heck and last forever. They also have the option of making them into shelves vs bins. Anyway, the little stuff went in the bins and the big stuff sat on top. I don't remember how many we had, but that was all of the storage I gave them, and once there were too many toys we had to give some away. Have her pick her two favorite dolls (one for her and one for a friend to play with) and give the rest away. Same with Barbies. It all adds up so fast and they usually don't even need half of what they have.
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