You should have seen me- I had stars in my eyes as I gazed upon this system. So I came up with my own version of this system along with it's own theory on the situation:
We keep all toys downstairs. No toys in the girls' room means less things to distract us when they should be sleeping. Originally our downstairs was a disaster- toys everywhere. (seriously- it was like a toy bomb exploded on a daily basis) Until I boxed them all up, sorted them into categories: cooking, books, puzzles, dolls, trains, blocks, etc. We put the books in one cabinet with doors along with the puzzles. Then we put the other piles into clear bins that hide in our coat closet. They can only have one bin out at a time. If they want to play with a different set of toys, then they clean up the existing mess and put the bin away- then we open up a new bin of fun. It helps rotate the toys to keep from boredom and keep the clutter to a minimum. We also have a large foldable easel and foldable slide they can play with too! But the play kitchen stays out by the couch 24/7. So ultimately, when we have company over, the only kid thing in sight is the stylish play kitchen. My friends are amazed- and I get to chuckle a little bit inside at my superiority. HA!
I am pretty sure this is going to change my life!