Right now I’m struggling to keep my kid’s bedrooms organized. I cringe every time I open their closets, hoping something isn’t going to fall out. Don’t even get be started on the overwhelming number of books that have piled up. Every time I think I make some progress, it isn’t long before it is messy again. After searching Pinterest for solutions, I’ve found some great ideas. Here are 5 easy ways to organize a kid’s bedroom!
Consider every inch of a bedroom and how you might be able to maximize the space, no matter how small. Walls aren’t just for keepsakes and pictures. Don’t underestimate wall storage solutions for toys. You can add a shelf almost anywhere, including over windows. Don’t forget that the space under the bed is not only accessible to your child but a great way to maximize storage in any child’s room. Here are several great under the bed storage ideas. I especially like this under the bed storage for toys DIY from the Happy Housie.
Room Should Fit Your Child
The room should fit the size of the child, including furniture. Instead of using a tall dresser, choose a one that allows your child to reach all the drawers easily like this Delta Children Somerset Dresser. (I received it for review and absolutely love the shorter height and quality construction for my son!)
Use shorter bookshelves or get creative with ways to store books on the wall, making sure to rotate the books. When hanging items in a closet, add frequently used items to a shorter rod or cube system that your child can reach like in this example.
Make Storage Double as Decor
Overwhelmed by furry friends? Store that huge collection of plush with this inexpensive stuffed animal swing or stuffed animal cage. Have a kid who loves to dress up? Store their costumes in a dress up center or hang them on the wall! This DIY book wagon makes me wish I had an old wagon. Not only these solutions adorable, they are functional. Get creative!
Make it easy to put away by labeling everything you can with pictures. That might mean labeling toys bins or clothing bins. (Seriously, this Lego storage solution makes me swoon.) If it has a clear place to go, it is easy for a young child to quickly put it back without constant supervision from you.
Start a Routine
Make cleaning up a fun. Try to make everyday tasks a game such asking your child to find a toy that is a certain color to put away. Go through the whole rainbow of colors! Sing a particular song while you work. For example, sing “You are My Sunshine” three times as you help your child pick up and when you are done, it is time for bed. Whatever makes it more fun! Change it up if your child stops responding or seems bored.
Pick up more often so the job is fairly quick. If you always make your bed in the morning and clean up toys and clothing at the end of the day, the job won’t get too big. Make a chore chart with daily and weekly tasks. Start off small with things like putting away socks and underwear and moving up to folding their own laundry as they grow older.