Need help when it comes to how to organize and create more space for your kid’s rooms? A kid’s room is often a multi-tasking room, which means it is a space that requires efficient organization or else it ultimately becomes a cluttered mess.
Kids today do much more in their rooms than just sleep. They go to their rooms to play, to do homework, to read books, enjoy fun time with friends, and to simply hide from the world. A kids’s room should be a reflection of who they are as a person, and we can keep this in mind when we are organizing their large assortment of stuff.
Organizing kids rooms can be a lot of fun. There are so many wonderful products available on the market, making organizing and decorating their rooms all work together to make a fun creative space that our kids will want to keep clean!
How To Organize Kids Rooms and Create More Space
- Fabric storage bins in coordinating styles and colors are perfect for housing everything from school papers, favorite books, small toys, or clothing items. Use these on bookshelves, under a nightstand, in closet cubbies, or under the bed.
- Toy bins are great for younger children’s rooms. They’ll learn early to participate in cleaning up their toys at the end of the day.
- Children should be able to reach the clothes in their closet so there’s one less excuse for the clothing and clutter being tossed on the floor instead of being hung in the closet.
- Dressers should contain only those clothes the child is wearing currently. Set a goal for each month or every season to go through your child’s clothing and purge what doesn’t fit. Include your child in the process to help her take ownership of her own room.
- Store seasonal clothing on the top shelves of the closet in clear, labeled bins.
- Every item should have designated place. Use bookshelves, clear containers, baskets, cubbies, toy boxes, photo storage boxes, under-the-bed storage boxes, or any other container needed to help your child understand where each thing in her room belongs.
- Plastic shoeboxes with photos of the toy it contains makes it quick and easy for your child to put small items away properly.
- Provide a clothes hamper she can reach so dirty clothes are contained.
- Shelving at the ceiling can display breakable or vintage items that you’d prefer your child not play with on a regular basis. This type of display fits into many decorating styles as well.
- Customize the storage options to your child. For example, use bicycle baskets on walls for the avid cyclist in the family. Beach buckets would look great on a bookshelf and hold small toys for a beach enthusiast. You get the general idea, right?
- Over-the-door fabric shoe racks are great for storing art supplies, stuffed animals, or small cars.
Include your children when you’re de-cluttering their rooms. They need to participate in the process or else they may never develop the skills necessary to tackle her messy room and organize it successfully.
3 Quick Tips To Maintain The De-cluttered Kid’s Room
1. Have a designated time of day to have the kids do a quick pick up
2. Have a time once a week for a more thorough organizing
3. Establish a tangible “playtime” reward for cleaning up at your designated times
With these tips for organizing, I hope this will get you started on de-cluttering and creating more space for your kid’s rooms. Don’t forget to have some fun making your kids room’s their unique space even with the organizing items you use. Get creative with the storage so your kids will have incentive to keep it clean.
photos courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.