Sometimes kids rooms can look like a hurricane went through and left a chaos behind. As much as this looks fine to the children, it look horrendous to us parents. The secret trick to a tidier kids room is easy kids room organization ideas that will make it simple for your child to keep things where they belong. If you go through the bedroom organizational process with your children, instead of doing it for them (I know it is an attractive time saver), your children will learn a lot about how to organize their own room and feel the satisfaction of having done so while appreciating the effort it takes. Here are fifteen kids room organization ideas to help you and your child create a neat and tidy room.
Kids Room Organization Ideas To Turn A Disaster Zone Into An Attractive Child’s Room
As you work through these kids room organization ideas, don’t forget to involve your child. Showing and explaining how something should be done might not be enough, depending on your kid. You might need to turn everything into a game to get kids to clean up, a sort of competition between you two, in order to draw your child’s attention for longer. Not only is it good for kids to learn to help with the chores, they will also find it easier to keep things organized because they will know where everything goes from having helped create the organized room.
Step 1: Declutter
Before you begin organizing, save yourself some time and energy by getting rid of the things they don’t need first so that you don’t have to waste time finding a home for things you really should give away anyway. Some kids will get really into the idea of sharing their old unused toys with those that need them more and they will be happy to help with the decluttering (my daughter for instance). Other children will be sorrowful that you are trying to make them part with their precious toys (my son for instance who once told me that when he grows up he will get his own house and no one will make him giveaway his old toys.) Either way, de-cluttering is an important part of the process to teach your child. Based on your child’s age and reaction to decluttering you may want to do part of this process when they aren’t there to help you and part when they are there.
Arrange According To Your Child’s Needs
Organization is not all about de-cluttering, though. It’s also about arranging the room according to your child’s needs- having in mind their perspective. As kids are much shorter than we are, it is helpful to have a look around the kids room from their eye level. You don’t want items that are important to them to be hard to reach. Also if the hanging rod in the closet is just too high, then of course they can’t hang up their clothes! So you may need to provide more drawers, a step stool, and or add a lower hanging bar. You may also want to check for sticky dresser drawers that might pose a problem for your child and get those fixed. The easier it is for your child, the more likely it will get done!
Closets often end up being a hodge podge of stuff just stuck in there in effort to remove it from the parent’s view. However, they can be super useful spaces. Bedroom closet organizers can make a world of difference. Having ample shelving and drawers in the closet is a great way to make clutter disappear into neat, organized storage areas.
Clear plastic containers are great for organizing small toys. When the toy is composed of many parts, you may want to teach your kid to store them in one container, explaining that this is the easiest way to find the matching pieces. Clear storage containers are great for collections of things such a toy cars, toy figurines, army men, marbles, craft supplies, etc. You can use shoe boxes too if you prefer but then you will definitely need large clear labels to make it easy for your child to find what they are looking for.
Cubby shelves are perfect for organizing toys by type, setting out toy models, and holding storage containers.
Large baskets can be great catch alls for storing extra stuffed animals, blankets, or random toys without an assigned shelf or box.
Bookshelves are a must for keeping all the books organized.
Nightstands With Drawers
Nightstands with drawers are a great way to get in some extra storage space and they can keep their pajama closes and convenient.
If you still need more storage, try a head board with storage or some flat wide storage drawers under the bed.
Adding a few high shelves to the walls can give you a place to store breakable or seldom used items, or decor that doesn’t really need to be reached by the child.
A storage bench can be added to the foot of your child’s bed for extra storage of blankets or board games, etc.
Don’t forget to a laundry hamper so your child can learn to put dirty clothes in the hamper or put clean clothes away.
Print out some nice big, easy to read labels that have simple clear words or pictures to help you child remember where things should go. Put a label on each drawer, bin, and shelf to make it easy for them.
If you child has a play table, consider adding shelves or getting large storage bins to slip under the table and out of the way.
Desks with drawers are fantastic for organizing desk supplies. If there are no drawers consider some handy plastic bins from the dollar store for holding papers, markers, pencils, etc.
Nobody says that it won’t take some time to teach your kid how to organize his/her own room, but this is absolutely necessary. You will all really benefit and enjoy a more organized room. I hope you find these kids room organization ideas useful. Which was your favorite?