"Since our space is so small and we like to entertain, we don’t keep kids toys in the living room, or anywhere else besides the kids room," says Hauptli. "Kids play everywhere of course and we let the toys wander, but part of our bedtime routine includes gathering up all the toys and putting them back into the kids room in their designated spot."
"We have bins and shelves for everything to fit. Our daughter can access each location without help and knows where everything belongs. We sing our little 'clean up' song and quiz each other which bin certain items belong in," she says. "We have fun with it and it's nice to have a 'grown-up' living room after the kids go to bed."