Get Your Kid’s Room Organized with These Four Tips

Do you dread walking into your child’s bedroom, for fear of the mess you’ll find? Are your kids always complaining that they are unable to find things in their room? If so, it’s probably time you did a little organizing.

Kid’s rooms can become very messy over time, especially for younger kids. To help restore a sense of order, you’ll need to spend some time cleaning up and organizing the room. Luckily, organizing your kid’s bedroom is an easy DIY home improvement, one that you can even do with your kids. Here are four tips that can help you get through this process.

Clear Out the Junk

First and foremost, you need to clear out the junk. Kids get new toys, clothes, etc., which replace all of their old stuff. Unfortunately, all of their old stuff tends to stay in their room anyway. Now you have a tiny space filled with all sorts of things that your kid doesn’t really need or use any more. It’s time to get rid of it.

With the help of your child, go through everything and decide what’s staying and what’s going. If your kid doesn’t want to throw something away, consider putting it into storage someplace. Pack it away in boxes, then store it either in a basement, attic, garage, or storage locker.

For the stuff they are willing to part with, consider trying to sell it. You spent a lot of money accumulating all of this stuff, so you might as well try to make some of it back. If you don’t think you’ll be able to sell something, or you’ve tried, and you can’t find any takers, think about donating it. There are plenty of places that will take old children’s clothing and toys, provided they are in good condition. For everything else, simply throw it away.

Use Space Saving Furniture

One reason a kid’s room becomes unorganized is because there isn’t enough space. Toys get thrown on top of the nice furniture you bought, clothes are everywhere, and you can’t even enter their closet. To help with this problem, consider getting some space-saving furniture.

According to Livible, a company providing Seattle storage units, “If you live in a tiny apartment, space-saving furniture is not just trendy – it’s necessary. But the great thing about living in small spaces these days is that you don’t need to compromise on style to gain optimum functionality from your furniture”. The next time you’re looking to upgrade your kid’s furniture, keep in mind how it will help you to store things for maximum efficiency.

Get Some Organizational Materials

The next thing you’ll likely need to do is grab yourself some organizational materials. This could be some new shelving, a book case, storage tubs that can slide under the bed, plastic bins, or even a label maker. Think about which sections of your child’s bedroom needs the most organizing. Do they have too many small toys? Get some plastic tubs. Too much clothing lying around? Grab some bins that can go under their bed, to store out of season clothing. Kid’s can’t remember where to keep things? A label maker is the solution (if they can read).

Set Up an Easy Organization System

Now that you have the tools, it’s time to put a system in place. Get input from your child about where they think certain things should go. Try to keep it simple. For instance, you could color code your system. All school supplies go in the green tub, while sports toys go in the blue tub, etc. You could even print out a handy guide to help your kid remember where things go.

The key is to create a system that is easy for your kids to use. They are the ones who spend the most time in the room, and if you want to keep the room organized, you’ll need their help. A complicated system, or one that they don’t help to create, is unlikely to stick.

Stay on Top of the New Setup

If you don’t want to repeat this process again in a few months, stay on top of your system, and make sure your kids do the same. Every once in a while, check their room and make sure the system, and the materials you bought, are all being used. In addition, if you find they are no longer using something, put it in storage or get rid of it, rather than waiting for a bunch of stuff to pile up. By keeping on top of your system you’ll prevent the need of having to spend hours one weekend getting on top of things again.

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