Young kids love their toys. The presence of toys is one of the key elements that separates a child’s bedroom from an adult’s. Given the diversity of sizes and shapes, the amount of small, removable pieces, and frequency of use, it’s no wonder that toys are the largest source of clutter in any young child’s room. Some simple tips to help you de clutter and add to the beauty of your kids room:
1. Dual purpose storages for the space challenged rooms
In addition to presenting organization conundrums, many kid’s rooms are space-challenged as well. Furniture that serves a dual purpose can help. For example, this play table makes clean-up a snap, thanks to a rolling under-table bin.
2. Portable storage spaces
Your kids may do much of their creative or homework time in the same spot, but they might rotate, too. Storage solutions that can move with them — bins for art supplies, for example — are a great clutter-reducing strategy.
3. Help kids stay organized
A clutter-busting system for kids only works if your little ones have a hand in keeping things organized and stored. And you don’t have to wait until children can read to help them establish good storage habits. Baskets, affixed with colourful images showing what’s stored where, can be a great way to help kids learn how to find items themselves and put them away, too
4. Multiple storage
One type of storage doesn’t solve clutter problems. That’s especially true for kids. Toys, books, art supplies — they are all different shapes and sizes, which is why it’s great to include multiple storage types. Drawers, shelves, and open storage are just a few of the tricks put to use in this family-friendly space. Consider a refashioned dresser bookended by bookshelves for your own off-the-shelf version of this. Another hint: The backs of doors are great spots for message and magnet boards.
5. Add More Storage Than You Think You Need
Kids’ passions and needs change as they grow. Even if your storage feels empty when they’re little — filled with just a few books, diapers and toys — as they grow, you’ll be thankful you added extra spots to stash items. This long, low bookcase fills an otherwise empty corner, offers surface spots for future display of knick-knacks, books, and trophies, and has lots of cubes for baskets or open storage.
6. Turn Nooks into Built-Ins
Extra storage is never a bad thing in kid’s rooms. Nooks are great ways to take advantage of sometimes-wasted areas in what are often space-challenged spots. Slim built-in bookcases filled a narrow niche around this bed, becoming display, storage, and a nightstand all-in-one
7. Put Books on Display
Kids often have a small group of books that are in heavy rotation. An open shelving system, such as this piece, is a great way to store those titles but keep them within arm’s reach.
Hope these tips help you de clutter your kids rooms. If you have more interesting tips, please feel free to share with other readers by leaving a comment in the comments section.