#40: How to Organize Toys with Amanda Liford

by | Oct 24, 2022 | Parenting, Podcast

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

How to organize toys

 Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#40: How to Organize Toys

with Amanda Liford


You love ‘em, your kid loves ‘em, people give you lots of them and after a while, they take over your house! How do you organize toys? Amanda Liford, has the answers.  Amanda shares how to organize spaces so that your child is able to find and play with the toys they want and ways to set up so they can put things away on their own, even toddlers. She also shares great ideas for holiday gift giving that focus on experiences – gifts that support connection, learning and fun.
A little about our guest…
Amanda Liford is the founder of Easy Life Organizing, which specializes in decluttering, minimizing, and organizing homes, businesses, and digital spaces to make life easier. She knows what’s going on in your house because she’s the mom of a 2 ½ year old – and knows how hard it is to stay on top of all the stuff that can accumulate with little ones.
Download Amanda’s Toy Rotation Guide and  Experiences Over Stuff printable resources.
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Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [03:49] The first step is sorting – what do you keep?
  • [07:00] Why less is more
  • [08:44] The secret to getting your child to clean up on their own
  • [12:20] Open-ended toys vs electronic toys
  • [14:27] Why ‘experience gifts’ are great for your child

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