Tips for Organizing Your Child's Room
Most every parent can tell you that a child's room can easily get out of control. Children aren't the most organized people in the world! Toys and clothing can quickly accumulate and overwhelm your child's bedroom with clutter.
Here are some tips to help you control the clutter and make your child's bedroom inviting and organized: -
Use storage space wisely.
Store clothing and toys in boxes underneath your child's bed.
Make the most of vertical space by installing shelves (however, don't install them too high up for your children to safely reach.)
In addition to storing toys on shelves, buy some large plastic crates to store toys in as well.
You could always buy a manufactured toy box, which often feature various shelves and cabinets for maximum storage.
Try a hanging net to store all your child's stuffed animals.
- It's a good idea to implement activity centers around your child's room. This will help both you and your child in knowing where each item should be kept. There can be a reading area, an art area, an area for dolls or cars, a game area, and so on.
- Another great way to help your child keep their rooms clean is through the use of colour coding. Buy drawers or shelves in bright primary colors, then place a coloured sticker to match on each one of your child's toys. Your child can look on the bottom of the toy to see which shelf, drawer or cabinet it belongs in.
- Clear zipper-close sandwich bags can be great for storing small items like stray game pieces, marbles, dominoes, and other tiny items that can easily be misplaced. Because the bags are clear, it is easy for your child to know what is inside.
- If you have limited space and multiple children, try bunk beds. Today's bunk beds are designed to be perfectly sturdy and safe. However, it's a good idea to let older children have the top bunk and assign the bottom bunk to younger siblings. You will be surprised at the amount of space a bunk bed will save you compared with two traditional beds.
- Get kids into the habit of cleaning their room on a regular basis. Let them put away their own toys and laundry, and give them feather dusters to eliminate dust on their shelves and toys. Although many kids will complain about cleaning, taking responsibility for keeping their rooms clean can increase their sense of maturity and self-confidence.
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