If there is one room in the whole house that is a messy zone, it is probably the kid’s room. The children’s room is the only room you have to creep around in. Because you never know where a heap of clothes is hiding a runaway Lego block that will inevitably get wedged in your foot.
As a way suggested, it is always better to include your children in the cleaning up process to feel more responsible for the clutter. This way, they will know exactly where everything goes. Since a child’s room is a projection of their personality, they can express which items can be stowed away. Here are a few ideas to help you declutter your kid’s space.
- Pare things down: It is an excellent idea to pare things down before you begin. You will need all the storage you can get as children have many little knick-knacks to store. So it makes sense to discard all the non-essential things. You also donate your child’s old belongings to charity. It can be a teaching moment for them to illustrate the significance of giving back to the community. And if it is too much, you can always rent storage units to stash the clutter.
- Shelf the shelve-worthy stuff: Shelves aren’t only great for storage, but they can also add color to a room. They can work as decorations, and they give a break from monotony. You can place shelves anywhere in the room. They can go above dressers or desks. Place the shelves within reach of your child, so they can easily put them away. Paint the shelves in bright colors to liven up the surroundings.
- Don’t be droll, buy a cubby hole: The best thing about cubby holes is that they can work with any age group. It does not matter whether you have a toddler or a teenager. Put a cubby hole to keep things out of the way and take the decor up a notch. Add bins and baskets in each slot to make it more organized. You can also label these containers to simplify the declutter process. Do not feel pressured to buy designer-made cubes. Milk crates work equally as well, at a quarter of the cost. Just paint the cartons vibrantly, and then voila – you have a unique DIY piece for the room.
- Bunk bed storage: If your children share a room, then space can become a big issue. Therefore you must have functional storage solutions as every square meter of extra space is valuable. Add a bunk bed since they are an efficient use of your vertical space. You can also place hooks on the bunk bed to hang everyday use items. Place storage shelves above the bunk to create extra storage space. Many bunk beds also have slide-out drawers beneath the bottom bunk bed. You can store socks and undergarments in these drawers.
- Choose pieces that work as storage and furniture: Every square inch of your child’s room is valuable. You can not afford to get furniture that only looks great. You must decorate the room with items that are functional pieces. So, look for laundry baskets that can double up as stools for your little ones. You can also make your own storage place. Many beds come with drawers under the bed for additional space. But if you have already bought a bed without pull-out drawers, do not worry. You can make your drawers or buy one from an online store.
- Hang organizers for little knock knacks: Organizers can be excellent options for toy storage. Hang one behind the door of your child’s bedroom, and put their most-used toys in the slots. Put everyday pieces in the lower spots for easy access and stock the others on the higher ones. You can also label each holder for special items so that your child knows which things go where.
- Get hooked on hooks: Like shelves, hooks can be decorative and functional storage. Customize all your hooks according to the theme of your child’s bedroom. You can get a safari animal-shaped hook or one with stars. It is an ingenious idea since each child will know that their things go on the hook with their name.
- Maximize the storage space in the closet: Most homes have restricted closet space nowadays. It is your mission to make the most of things by becoming an expert closet designer. Decide how much closet space your child needs and then get to work. Use space-friendly hangers to make use of every centimeter. Then add shelves, hanging shoe racks, and pull-out baskets. Install some hooks for belts and jewelry.
- Get a storage cabinet: A storage cabinet can be just the thing for small and breakable items. You can store toys, clothes, and stationery in the cabinet. Some storage cabinets can also function as work tables. That way, you are killing two birds with one stone.
- Train your child to be organized: You can spend thousands on storage for your child’s space and still come home to a cluttered room. Therefore, it is necessary to teach your child how and where to put things when they are done with them. Let them know where everything goes and put things away with them to show them how everything works.
Remember that a cluttered room is a cluttered mind. Therefore you must teach your child the importance of becoming more organized. However, children often learn by example, so you must also lead by example. That is why you too must sharpen your organizational skills. Pretty soon, your child will follow in your footsteps and put things away on their own.