If you have a dog or cat, you know how messy your home can get, especially when your pet pulls out all of the toys from the basket. In addition to their toys, you need to think about how to organize their treats, medications, and other pet supplies. In this article, we will go over some tips to help you tackle your dog or cat’s toys.
- Get Rid of Old and Tattered Toys
Before you can organize your pet’s toys, you need to get rid of any toys that are old and tattered. You do not want to hold on to any toys that are broken or worn down, especially if the squeaker no longer works or if the toy does not function the way it should.
- Decide Where You Want the Toys to Go
You need to now decide where you want your pet’s toys to go. It sometimes helps to keep the toys in an area where the toys are easy to reach, but also where they are out of sight from guests. Many people will choose to place the toys near the pet’s bed or where the pet likes to hang out most of the time.
- Choose a Storage Container
If you do not have a place to put all of the toys, your home will remain a cluttered mess of pet toys. You need to choose a container that will work well within your home. For example, you may want to place all of your pet’s toys in a basket next to the pet bed, but if you have a cat, he or she may scratch the basket and tear it to shreds. Consider a small bookshelf or even a small plastic tote/container to store the toys in.
- Pick Up the Toys Every Night and Limit How Many Toys Are Out at One Time
To help keep your pet’s toys organized, you should limit how many toys are out at any one time. What we mean by this is that your pet does not need all 20 toys on the ground at once and when you notice that they take out more than a few, start to put some back.
Cleaning up the toys each night is another great way to ensure that toys are not just littered all over your floor. While it may take quite a bit of training, you may be able to teach your dog to put away some toys on his or her own.
If you are tired of tripping over your pet’s toys and you want some more organization when it comes to them, consider the tips above to help you organize your pet’s toys.
If you find that you just can’t keep the toys organized, consider limiting where you pet can play with a majority of the toys. For example, you can keep a few toys out in the living room and then keep the remaining toys in your bedroom.