Tackling Your Child's Room
Tips For Organization
Organizing your home can be a daunting task. Our children’s rooms tend to always be a mess. They have toys and clothes strewn all over the bedroom. Things are hidden under the bed, behind dressers and under mattresses. When it’s time to organize the bed rooms, here are some simple, inexpensive tips to make the process go smoother- for both you and your little ones.
- Sort clothes- Get rid of all the clothes that are too small for your little ones. You can try to sell off the clothes or give them to a local charity.
- Put the seasonal clothes away. If it is summer time, put your inter clothes into totes and label them for storage.
- Sort through the toys that they never use anymore and get rid of them. Throw away all of the broken toys.
- Get clear totes with lids and labels. Sort the small toys into the totes and label each one and put them on the shelves.
- For items that don’t get used often that you don’t want to get rid of, put in clear labeled totes and put them towards the back, or bottom, of the shelves. This will keep them organized and out of the way.
- Add shelves to their rooms. This will give you an area to place their awards, special items or other things that you want put up out of reach. Building additional shelves will also give you more places for your totes. A footlocker storage bin is great for things like puzzles, board games, or even to use for a storage unit for extra blankets and pillows.
- Add over the door shoe racks to organize your kids’ art supplies: pencils, crayons, scissors, markers and more.
- Dirty clothes baskets. Make sure that you always have a dirty clothes basket for their rooms. Children will throw their clothes into areas that you didn’t even know existed if there is no designated place to put them. Put the basket in a corner where it is out of the way but easily accessible.
- Hang up pictures and awards where they can take pride in their accomplishments. Children who are proud of their accomplishments work harder to achieve their best.
If you want to spend a little bit more, you can purchase furniture for kids’ rooms that have built in storage areas as well. There is a wide variety of different types of storage units. Some are just shelves and some have drawers that you can close up. Some look like benches but are also made to organize items.
However, you decide to organize your kids’ room, I wish you all the best in creating the perfect masterpiece for you and your loved ones!