Is your child’s room a mess with toys and copious amounts of plastic everywhere? I know the feeling! It can be so hard to try and keep on top of it all.
Here you’ll find a few simple (and easy ways) for organising children’s rooms to get things in order. Let’s hope you can keep them that way!
Organising children’s rooms – throw away unused items
First of all, throw away (or donate) all those unused or worn-out toys from your child’s room. If you want, categorise each toy, and put them into corresponding storage. For example, place books into shelves, building blocks and puzzles into bins, and stuffed animals in larger storage baskets.
Create a dedicated space for every item (toys, clothes, books, etc.) and add labels to each so that your child knows where to put things back after use.
Tip: If your children can’t read because they’re too young, use pictures as labels so that they’ll know where things are.
Act and think like children
Crawl around your kid’s room and play. Learn about their toys, discover their secret hideouts, and see how high (or far) they have to stretch to reach for things. They are more likely to be organised and keep things clean as long as your organising method matches their way of using their toys.
Tip: Ask your child to help you figure out where their favourite toys and books should belong.
Utilise the “vertical” space
Keep all the toys off the floor and place it on wall-hung storage instead. Place infrequently used items on the top shelf and everyday items on the bottom where it is easy to reach them.
Personalise your kid’s room
“Old is gold” is a very well-known proverb. When it comes to organising your child’s room, this proverb will save you time and money. A simple old-fashioned toy box is enough to keep the chaos under control and personalise your kid’s room.
Tip: Personalise the storage with your their name so that they know where their toys belong.
Invest in items that grow with your children
Invest in storage items (such as dressers, bookshelves, or cube storage), which will grow with your children and their varying interests well into their teenage years.
Create separate areas
You can also create a dedicated play space for your them if they happen to use the bedroom, the kitchen, or the living room for study or play time. The clean-up becomes easy and fast.
Likewise, ‘kid zones’ also help keep your child’s toys and study materials in one spot, ensuring a quiet space for work with minimum distractions.
Window nooks are an excellent way to create that quiet and dreamy space for activities such as reading and drawing. Add several pillows and thick cushions to make it comfy for both children and adults.
Likewise, the drawers below the window seat can make up for toy storage units and offer a spot to stash away extra blankets and pillows.
Adopt double-duty furniture
Use a bed that has inbuilt storage boxes hidden underneath to save much-needed space in your kid’s room. A ‘chaos-free room’ boosts a sense of well-being and helps kids to learn, create, and play more joyfully.
Tip: You can also use ‘storage-ottoman’ to store your kid’s toys and books.
Choose vibrant and colourful storage
Children gravitate towards shapes and colours – there’s a reason why children’s clothes (and toys) are colourful and bright.
To make things fun and more interesting for your kids, choose storage with vibrant colours. And add their favourite movie/cartoon characters.
Utilise the bookshelf
From toys to books, to organising trophies and clothes, bookshelves are a versatile household item that can fit many of your needs. Use bins, bookends, and boxes to keep things in their space and organised.
Tip: If two kids share the same space for playtime, you can label the shelves with each of your child’s name to prevent arguments.
Use wall sticker
The secret to a fun and organised room is wall stickers. They’re a great way to add organisation and style to your kid’s room.
They come in different designs (chalkboard chores chart, chalkboard calendar with a memo, chalkboard wall calendar decal, e.g.) and are reusable months after months.
Also, these organising tools adjust quickly to almost all surface type – from an uneven to semi-smooth surface. You can place them on the back of the door of your kid’s room. Not to mention, wall sticker come in several different shapes and sizes, so whether you have a family of 3, 4, 6, or 12, you’ll find a wall sticker just that’s just right for you!
Invest in storage baskets for bedding organisation
Bedding can be inconvenient and bulky to store, especially if your kids have blankets for multiple beds. Even with a linen cupboard, things can get pretty tricky to keep stuff organised.
So before you pull everything out of the cupboard, keep these things in mind. First, determine the amount of bedding you currently have. Secondly, get rid of (or sort through) items your kids won’t use again, like unmatched blankets and pillows.
Now you’re ready to organise bedding.
Purchase a storage basket for your child’s room. Storage baskets are excellent for storing and organising bedding. They are portable and easy to move around from one place to another. Use labels on the basket to ensure you use the correct storage basket for your kid’s room.
So there you have it – are you ready to start organising?