A child’s bedroom serves many purposes from a playroom, a place to do homework, as well as a place to sleep every night. The room serves so many different purposes that it can easily get messy and disorganized. The new school year started over a month ago and projects and paper are starting to come back home cluttering up a child’s room. Now is a perfect time to get a child’s “stuff” organized before they become too “out-of-control”.
Tips for Organizing a Child’s Bedroom
A child’s bedroom can be full of un-played with toys, unread books, clothes that the child has outgrown and school projects and papers that they have accumulated over time. How can you organize a kid’s room and keep it organized? Below are a few tips to get you started in the organization process as well as tips to keep the room organized.
- Look at the room from a child’s point of view. Sit on the floor of the room and visualize everything from a child’s eye level. This will help you get a good idea of where you should start with an organization and decluttering project.
- Involve the child in the organization and cleaning project. Allow them to help pick the type of storage solutions that would work best for their needs.
- For younger children, adult storage solutions will not work. Remove closet doors, so little ones do not get fingers stuck. Lower the closet rods and invest in child-size hangers so children can hang up their own clothing.
- Create zones in the child’s bedroom for toys, crafts and books. As the child gets older and heads to school, add a desk to the room for a homework zone.
- Sort through the toys and books in the room. The child should help sort through their toys that they don’t play with anymore or have outgrown and ask them if it is okay to donate, sell or share with another family.
- When a child has grown out of clothes donate or share them. These items take up vital drawer, closet and storage space in a room.
- Store the toys that the child plays with the most on the bottom shelf of a shelving unit within easy reach. Use the higher shelves for less frequently played with items.
- Clean plastic bins are perfect for toy storage. Place the toys, in their plastic bins at floor level. Keep like toys or books together, such as arts & crafts supplies in one bin, dolls in another or Legos in another bin. If the toy is made up of many smaller pieces, place these items in a smaller plastic box.
- When a desk is introduced into the room, make sure that it is tidy and organized. Have designated places for pens, pencils, markers and paper. Create folders and binders for a child’s school papers and projects and create a specific home for them in the room. As the child gets older, introduce a filing cabinet or drawer filing system for school papers.
- Set up a maintenance schedule to keep the room organized. Go through toys, books and clothes every 6 months to determine what to keep and what to donate, throw away or place in storage.
As the child gets older, they will accumulate more items that they might want to keep. However, there might not be enough storage space to store these items in the bedroom. Self storage is a great option for storing excess home items including children’s school projects, sports equipment and arts and crafts supplies. Stop N Stor has a variety of sizes of climate and non-climate controlled storage units that are great for storing children’s items as they grow older. Stop in at one of our 6 locations to find out how we can help with you with any personal and business storage need.