2. A place for everything. If you're using vertical storage, like shelves, organize by putting the toys and items that are used the least at the top of the shelf, and the toys that are used the most at the bottom. If you have children of different ages, make sure the younger ones have their toys at the bottom where they're easy to access. Make sure that whatever shelving system you use is secure and safe for children to use — it may need to be attached to the wall.