Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How To Rotate Children's Books and Toys: Part 1


How To Rotate Children's Books and Toys:  Part 1

If you are anything like me, you love books.  You have them for you, for your husband, for your kids.  I love loads of children's books.  We read them and reread them and get sick of them and hide them.  So I devised a system of rotating my children's toys and books.  This helps keep them in good condition.  It also helps the kids enjoy their toys and books for longer.  Every quarter it is like getting new stuff!  And it keeps our little house organized and Mom happy.  :)


Now first, how do I remember to rotate?  I have it as one of my quarterly cleaning jobs.  You can grab your own cleaning chart for free HERE on our site.  If I haven't marked it off, that means I haven't done it.

How To Rotate Children's Books and Toys:  Part 1

So how do I go about organizing THIS???
How To Rotate Children's Books and Toys:  Part 1

Well, first I make piles.  You can see below I organize my season, books needing rotated, new books and then board books.

How To Rotate Children's Books and Toys:  Part 1

I then pull out my current seasons books.  You can see below I have many.  :)

How To Rotate Children's Books and Toys:  Part 1

Next, I go through our book bins.  These I keep in the closet.  Every quarter I rotate out some books and keep others.  Making sure books are age appropriate and that will keep their interest.  If you don't have bins like these, you can make your own with our DIY Fabric Storage Tote Tutorial.  You can also grab them on Amazon (affiliate).

How To Rotate Children's Books and Toys:  Part 1

Or you can use some old boxes.  I do a bit of both.  I have some great milk boxes from Costco, they are perfect for storing books.  Once I have rotated, I put my bins and boxes back in the closet for next quarter.

How To Rotate Children's Books and Toys:  Part 1

Fill your Children's Bookcase and get reading!!

How To Rotate Children's Books and Toys:  Part 1

Next up on our Spring Cleaning Series, I will share how I rotate my children's toys.

2 comments:

  1. This is such a good idea! I would live to trade out my nasty, old, falling apart bookcase for one if those cube-ical things! :)

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    1. Totally understand. You should make your own bookcase. You can upcycle and nice box and some old fabric. On of my favorite projects ever. http://www.gyctdesigns.com/2014/03/diy-childrens-bookcase.html

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