When we read our nightly books together we tend to keep them on the bookshelf in the family room upstairs. I tend to put the books that are brand new there for us to read a few times (until the kids get tired of them) before they enter the regular book rotation. I have been trying to make sure that the season/occasion appropriate books come out at the right time ie. valentines books are out now. The boys are in charge of their bookshelves in their bedrooms. The novels are kept between their two shelves and any books they want to look at during quiet reading time. Once they have too many books on their shelves we rotate them down to the toy room bookshelves and bring some more up. Joshua has a little book shelf in his room but we tend to keep his board books in baskets throughout the house that are easily accessible and quick clean up.
As we start pulling out more and more stuff for the girls you realize just how much money you can actually save by storing the items from the older children. I recently opened a Rubbermaid container of baby toys for the girls to play with and it's crazy to think about paying 20ish dollars again for all those toys. It's like Christmas when I open up a new container of clothes for Joshua that the twins wore. It's also nostalgic to see the younger children wear the clothes the oldest wore.
Mathew and Zachary in the bouncy chairs
Below is Joshua in the same bouncy chair
I would love to hear how other people keep the kids clothes/toys organized and would love any helpful hints :)