Every 3 months i rotate the toys in our home that are open and available for the kids to play with. Over the years i have come to notice that if there were too many options available the kids would easily become bored with seeing all of it. Often the floor would be strewn with toys because they were not captured and interested enough because there was just too much to play with. So i started keeping just one set of shelves with toys that are easily accessible to them. The balance would go into already packed toy boxes right at the top of some storage cupboards. Im my mom organiser folio (which i will post seperately) i keep a list of which toys will be found in which boxes. Of course i would go along with their interests too and if they were particularly attached to something i would keep that out. When i see they are losing interest in a toy i would then pack it away. If i thought certain toys were not age appropriate i then too would keep them aside from our rotation. I photocopy the list and stick it onto the respective boxes making the toys easier to locate.
Often i would surprise them by leaving some “new” toys out (from our packed away goodies) and the interest and excitement would be overwhelming.
With our sensory bins i keep them in a closed cupboard. That is easily accessible for me but not for my toddler. Most of the time the sensory bins and trays are a supervised activity so i dont want her taking them out freely. I have a monthly planner where i jot down the activities we would be doing thay day and almost 5 out of 7 days of the week it would include a sensory box.