One strategy that has always worked well for our toddlers is to talk to the toys- toys at home, at church, at the store.
“Levi- tell the bunny: thanks for letting me hold you. Stay with your bunny family on the shelf. See you next time we come to the store.”
“Tell blanket: stay here, blanket. I’ll come back for naptime.” (I can’t believe he does this- blanket is very special).
“Put that baby to bed, Sam. She’s too tired to go to the park- then we give her a few minutes to tuck baby in and hire a babysitter.” (She couldn’t possibly leave the baby alone!)
“Put those lids on the markers so they don’t dry out waiting for you. Tell them: Stay in the box, markers. We’ll use you tomorrow.”
So we sound like morons, but it makes life easier. Maybe it will work for your family.