Keeping a child’s room organized can be quite the juggling act. If your home sometimes looks like a toy store that exploded, fear not—we have some space-efficient hacks to make organizing a breeze (and fun!).
1. Start with Toys
Toys are generally the primary culprit when it comes to messy kids’ rooms, but with a little creativity, you can restore order to playtime.
● Sort with Style: Use cute bins or baskets and sort toys into categories like action figures, puzzles, doll accessories, etc. For little ones, picture labels work wonders—you can turn clean-up time into a game where everything has its place.
● Use Magnets: For the little collectors in your home, install magnetic strips on a wall or the side of a cabinet. It’s a perfect way to display and organize metal cars, magnetic letters, and other small items that otherwise find their way under beds or shoved haphazardly in drawers. This method not only saves space but turns their collection into a unique, interactive wall feature.
● Rotate Toys: Kids can become overwhelmed—and even easily bored—when faced with a wide selection of toys. To maximize space and creativity, store excess toys in a separate closet or attic and rotate which toys your child has in their room. It keeps their space uncluttered and they get to enjoy the excitement of a “new” toy every few weeks.
2. Clean Up the Clothes
Growing kids means constantly changing wardrobes. Here’s how to store your kids’ clothes efficiently:
● Off-Season=Out of Sight: Use under-the-bed storage for clothes that are currently out of season. It makes choosing outfits simpler and your child’s closet and dresser less cluttered.
● Divide and Conquer: Drawer dividers are a game-changer for kids’ dressers. Use them to separate socks, underwear, and other small items. This makes it easy for your kids to find what they need without turning the drawer into a jumble.
● Maximize Space: Most closets have extra wall or floor space that typically goes unused. Depending on the size of your child’s closet, you can add anything from wall hooks (for hats and scarves) to shoe racks, or even a set of drawers to add storage.
3. Master the Miscellaneous Mess
We get it—sometimes your kid’s room looks like one giant junk drawer of uncategorized chaos. Here are some tips for organizing and storing all the miscellaneous “stuff.”
● Use Over-the-Door Organizers: Designed to hold shoes, these pockets are a great way to store and sort lots of different items. Think arts and crafts supplies, accessories for different toys, even tech gadgets. It’s all about giving each item its own space.
● Leverage Vertical Space: Installing floating shelves can be a great way to display and store small toys. Tall bookshelves are also a stylish and convenient way to store toys (in bins) as well as books. Just be sure that everything is set up safely for little ones (e.g., anchoring tall furniture to the wall).
● Use a Storage Bench: Storage benches can be helpful for stowing away larger toys that don’t fit under the bed or in a bin. Plus, they’re neutral enough to use in an older child’s room, unlike a traditional “toy box.”
Make It Fun
However you decide to organize, make it fun and uncomplicated, and try to involve your kids as much as possible. Not only does this teach children valuable life skills, but it also makes them more likely to keep things tidy.
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