There’s something about so satisfying about seeing an organized space. Having kids comes with a lot of… ‘stuff,’ and no one wants to see stuff all over the place. It’s definitely a challenge to keep all the kids’ ‘stuff’ in order but it is possible. I’ve always been an organization method addict so I’m sharing some of my favorite kids’ room organization tips and ideas.
Before You Start Organizing
There are a few things to consider before beginning the organization process. Assessing the problems is part of the first step. Where are the problem areas? It could be a lack of storage space or an overabundance of ‘stuff.’ Decide what is and isn’t working for your kids and determine what can be decluttered, thrown away, or possibly donated.
Involve your kids in the organization methods you set out. It’s their room and their things after all, even if we paid for those things and it’s our house. They basically own us- haha! Have them help by sorting things by type, size, or color- it also makes for a great lesson for young children.
Next, we need to start with the basic necessities, reassess the space, and then start adding details to improve the functionality. Because, much like a kitchen needs a work triangle design, a kid’s room needs some basic items too. Such as a closet or dresser, toy and book storage, and a bed.
Then, you can determine the empty spaces and start filling them with other needs and wants. Kids may also need other things such as a play table, a work station, a place to showcase a collection, or even a dress-up corner or cute reading nook.
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Kids Room Organization Tips and Ideas
Understand your space
There are many forms to improve your kids room organization, starting with furniture. But there’s no use in buying furniture that won’t fit in that room. Some rooms are smaller and may need to utilize more wall space than floor space, while others can utilize wider furniture and store more non-basic items.
Understand your needs
If your kid has a lot of books, you’ll need more shelves. Possibly even a reading area with a bench or seat. Your child may need more hooks, a coat rack, or a designated space within a closet. If you’re homeschooling, you may want to invest in a cute workstation setup.
Kids will be kids and their rooms won’t stay clean and organized forever. Organization systems will assure that their things won’t get lost easily and they have a safe space to play. It will also encourage them to clean up after themselves and maintain clean habits.
Take advantage of bins and baskets
Keeping in mind that toys often come with many parts, they don’t always need to be perfectly neat. Bins and baskets are perfect for organizing and sorting chaos in a way that is both messy and organized.
Group your items
Organize your kids’ things by function, size, frequency of use, or even color. A bookcase or a drawer can store various kinds of items, which can be organized by category. We have designated bins, shelves, and drawers just for toy cars, balls, and even puzzles. My kids and I love picture books. I like to organize our books by size, binding, age readability, or color.
Take advantage of multipurpose furniture
If you’re setting up a nursery, you may want a dresser that can serve as a surface for a changing station for the first few years and still be useful when they grow up. If you’re shopping for a big kid bed, you may opt for one with extra functionality, such as drawers or a pull out bed.
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My name is Paula and I’m a mom of two scrumptious cuties. Thanks Mommy Blog became a project for me to help guide other new moms and current moms through any of my own personal experiences and struggles. My hobbies include singing, doing jigsaw puzzles, baking, designing and trying to stay creative.