I thought I had a picture of the toy situation before hand, and of course I didn't take a picture before I started organizing and moving the toys. So this is as good as we will get.
They use to be all piled up behind the couch and beside the couch. Not terrible, but they were definitely out of control.
Gavin kept going into this corner of the living room, pulling books off the shelves, and creating a mess of things.
Perfect spot for a toy area. Hidden away and I could put his toys on the shelves.
So that's what I did! I moved all the books off of the two shelves and brought out my stored away baskets.
I organized his toys and took out the baby things so I could clean them and get them ready for the new baby.
All the board books went into one basket. Mega blocks went into a crate and small toys, like stuffed toys and balls, went into a flat basket above.
His big toys, like the essential (to Gavin) hockey sticks, trucks, electric guitar, and small drum went into a larger basket on the floor.
I'm happy with the toys being out of the way and organized (for now). He's happy with his play area (or 'nook') and that he can see all of his toys.
Maybe someday we'll have the fancy play room, but for now, we are using the space that we have.
Where do your kids' toys go? Do you have a designated play room or do you put the toys in baskets on the floor like I do?
P.S. I'm cleaning my bathroom today so I'm planning on showing you the finished project next week!