Other than your own bedroom, one place that usually needs a major organization over-haul is your kid’s bedroom. If you are like most parents and are at a loss on how to do this effectively and make your kid’s bedroom not only flow better, but easier for them to maintain, here are some tips for keeping your sanity.
Tips for Organizing your Kid’s Bedroom
Get a Handle on Stuffed Animals, Dolls and Figurines
There are so many ways you can organize the stuffed “lovies” your child accumulates. Try a pet net or a stuffed animal clip keeper. They will hold a lot of animals and keep them in one place so they are easy to put away and keep control of.
Make sure to go through your child’s stuffed animals and dolls on a regular basis of about every 6 months to a year. It is amazing how many they accumulate and keeping the count down will help them not take over.
For dolls and large figurines, get a tub to put them in with a label. For dolls, you could also get a small crib to place them in as well.
Take Control of Art Supplies
Bins are an excellent way to organize all your child’s art supplies. get pencil boxes and separate things like crayons, markers, pens and paints.
For construction paper, ribbons and other miscellaneous art mediums, organize them into separate bins. Make sure to keep a bin just for stuff that doesn’t really have a place.
Get a bin large enough for the ultimate storage of all the smaller boxes. One with a lid is ideal as it will keep everything contained. Alternatively, you could get a s colorful plastic drawer unit to store everything from papers to markers in.
Find a place for Small Parts
Children’s toys are notorious for having lots of accessories and small parts, especially as they get older. Low cost food storage containers are a great option for storing these and keeping them together. label them and place on a shelf and your child will be able to see exactly what he or she wants without hunting for it and making a mess in the process.
As you are sorting through toys, make sure to toss any that are missing key parts as they are not really useful, anyways.
Get your child involved in the sorting process so they can see what they have and feel empowered by being able to make choices on what to keep and what to get rid of.
Make Everything Accessible for your Child
In order to keep the room picked up and clean, look at it from a child’s point of view. Don’t stack things higher than your child can reasonably reach or they will be tempted to not put it away.
Buy storage options that are durable and easy to keep clean.
Make sure when you are organizing, and placing in containers, that the containers themselves are easy enough for your child to open and close.
Control the Clothing
With each season change, go through the clothes in your child’s closet and drawers and store away the last season’s clothes. This will open up a lot of space.
Children grow fast, so you may actually need to go through clothes more frequently.
When storing clothes for next season, donate anything that is not going to fit next year. If it barely fits now, it won’t fit next year when the season changes. Try to only store clothing items that are about 1 size larger than your child wears right now. Here are more tips for organizing your child’s clothing.
I hope these tips make it easier for you to manage the mess in your kid’s bedroom!
What are some other ways you have used to organize your kid’s bedroom? I would love to hear about them!