The toughest places to keep organized, aren’t they? Here are 8 tips for organizing kids rooms that work like a charm.
1. Always organize a kid’s room by their prospective. Convenience should be an important factor in getting anyone to organize or put things away. Lower the clothing racks in the closet so that it is easily reachable. Put most frequently used items on the lowest shelves and in the lowest drawers. Set up decorative, short open bins, crates, baskets and boxes in corners, on closet floors and at the foot of the bed.
2. Use flat, rectangular storage bins on wheels that are made for under the bed storage. Designate one of these for Barbie dolls and another for mini toy cars. Store the artwork including construction paper and crayons in one of the bins. Older children can store schoolwork and notebooks here.
3. Make organizing fun for your children get them involved by letting them creativity label their own drawers and bins. They can make personalized drawings as labels. Or you can take photos of your child with an object that goes in the drawer and tape it to the front of the bin or drawer.
4. For putting all the dirty clothes take a laundry hamper a put it on a small size basketball hoop.
5. Make sure the drawers in your kid’s room are shallow because the deeper the drawer, the more the kids will fill it. With a few exceptions for big bulky items, use shallow drawers. Some narrow storage carts on wheels come with five or six shallow drawers. You can roll the cart into the closet if needed or line several in a row against a wall.
6. Fill deeper drawers with mini organizers such as small trays, tins, recycled cardboard boxes and more. Don’t use lids on the mini organizers that are just a hassle for kids to find their items and remember to put the lids back on each item. Use makeshift cardboard dividers to separate things in drawers like socks.
7. Use different color for everything like use pink bins for Barbie dolls and red for fire trucks. Use colorful hangers for the clothes.
8. Hang all the artwork made by your children using inexpensive frames and hang drawings in a clustered artistic layout on one wall of the room. Put up a cork/bulletin board for the kids to hang ribbons and medals from field days, school spirit events and competitions. Another corkboard can be for photos. Or hang a rectangular vertical homemade fabric organizer with pockets beside the door to hold photos, souvenir card collections and birthday cards through the years.