Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom – 4 Simple Tips
It’s the never ending battle of many parents: how do I get my children to clean their room and keep it that way? This can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are four simple tips that will get you on your way toward organizing kids bedrooms – and keeping them maintained.
Get Rid Of What Is Outgrown
Toys, shoes, clothes, books… all these things come with an expiration date. But it can be tricky to figure out when it’s time for something to go. It can also feel like an overwhelming task. Best piece of advice? Grab a big bag and commit to putting twenty things in it. Go through each item and if it’s not age-appropriate, it goes! If the clothes don’t fit, time to ship them on out! Donate to a good cause if the items are still in great shape, and make room for more space.
Find The Proper Storage
This is the most important part if you want your kiddos to put things away where they belong. Do you find that you have bins and storage containers stuffed with a variety of things? Do you have baskets on a shelf, overflowing with toys and games? The primary reason for that is because none of those things have a permanent home.
A good start is having both high and low shelving. Depending on how old your kids are, it’s a good idea to keep a few things out of reach. This way you can rotate toys and not always have everything out at once. Baskets or bins at a lower height can be labeled for easy access. It also helps to put a picture on the label as well as the description of what goes inside. (For example, a small picture of trains with the word ‘Train Set’ on the label.) This can make the task of putting things away much easier, especially for younger ones.
The same goes for clothing. Having labels for which drawer or basket contains each item of clothing can be a big mess and frustration saver.
Let Your Kids Decide
It is their room after all. If you set up their room in a way that they find fun and enjoyable, it’s more likely that they’ll be vested in keeping it clean, and knowing where things belong when it’s time to clean up. Let them help choose where to store toys and how to hang their clothes. Include them in the conversation, “How can we make this easier for you to pick up when you’re done playing?” You may be surprised what they say.
Make a Closet Your Best Ally
Closets often bear the brunt of the mess. After all, it’s oh-so-easy to toss junk in and quickly shut the door. Do we think that the monsters in the closet are going to tidy up in there? Not a chance! Instead, it’s a great idea to invest in a closet organizer system. For kids, we really love the idea of using a wire closet system, because it features easy and quick installation, and is versatile enough to be changed up as your child grows. When your child is very little, it’s nice to hang clothes low so he or she can easily learn to hang things independently. In a few years, you can always raise the bar – literally. This system makes organizing kids bedrooms simple.
If you’re ready to make a new start in organizing your kid’s bedroom, reach out to us! Our showroom is conveniently located in Wilmington, and we can help you decide what closet system is just right for your needs. In no time, both you and your little ones will be enjoying that clean, tidy room again.