My children have always loved stuffed animals. The twins still do. They haven't decided they've outgrown playing with them, but I don't want them all over their room, so my solution was a bin in the garage. They keep a few in their room and when they want different ones to play with they "exchange" them with some out in the bin. Yes, that's it. We're not real fancy on the organizing skills around here. Here's a photo of the bin.Oh wait...one of those stuffed animals is moving. We find this kitty in the most interesting places. Here's an earlier post showing another place I found her.
Here's just a tidbit of info about life in the high desert. We don't have fleas. The don't survive here. In fact if you bring an animal with fleas to the high desert, they're going to die quickly. Not the animal, the fleas. I thought this was something to be proud of until a friend on the east coast told me she'd be a little concerned about living in a place where fleas can't survive. Good point.
It's still nice not getting bit, and those stuffed animals aren't getting infested...with fleas that is. I'm not sure about ants, we have lots of those :-)