September 25th, 2012 Kim Proulx
OMG it seems as if I’m constantly telling my kids to get organized! Then I assess their room to see what else I can add that will keep their stuff off the floor and out of my sight…so I don’t go nuts! After several years of nagging and assessing I came up with some pretty good storage ideas that you’ll find below. Hope these help!
Divide a Bedroom
If your kid’s bedroom is big enough, consider creating small spaces for specific kid activities, so your child will keep things where they belong. For instance, you could put the Single Sided Book Browser by Guide Craft on one side of the room, stock it with great books, add a bean bag chair or soft rug to the floor and voila…your kid will have the perfect reading spot. So, this would make it obvious where books are to be put when he’s done reading for the day and hopefully the space will stay a little neater.
Free Up Floor Space
If you’re working with a tight space, consider a bed like the Newbury Twin Mates Bed that comes with three deep drawers below that are perfect for storing away lots of kid things. This will give you storage where usually there’s just wasted space.
Go Vertical with Storage
Take advantage of your child’s open walls by adding tons of high storage units like the Contemporary Bookcase by SouthShore This bookcase is offered in 3, 4 and 5 shelf versions that you can pair together to create an incredible, vertical storage area against any wall in your kid’s bedroom.
Choose Movable Furniture
If kids are playing with their toys and the toy chest is too far away, they might just leave the toys on the floor. So consider getting a movable toy chest like the Toy Chest on Wheels by Beka. This way, the toy chest can go wherever your kids do and clean-up time will be much more appealing.
Choose Storage with Bright Colors
If you need tons of storage consider getting some that add a little pizzazz to the room decor like the Sort It and Store It Bin by KidKraft. This storage piece has tons of colorful storage bins that are as great looking as they are functional.
Special Homework Space
If you don’t have a ton of room for a big kid’s desk, consider getting a small one like the SouthShore Imagine Small Desk. It’s true that if a kid has a designated homework spot, homework is more likely to get done!
Add Storage and Seating in Odd Spaces
Look around your kid’s bedroom and see where there’s open space then find a storage piece that would fit just right. For instance, I’m a huge fan of under-the-window storage and seating, because below windows is typically a wasted space. If you get a piece of kids furniture like the Bench Toy Box by Little Colorado, your child can keep books inside and read them while sitting on top.
Clothes don’t only need to go in drawers. Why not hang your child’s most worn items, like favorite jacket, hats, scarves and more on a storage hanging unit like the Clothes Tree by P’kolino. If you have this in the room your kid’s coat is bound to land on a tree branch instead of the floor.
Get Adjustable Storage Pieces
My favorite type of storage pieces are adjustable units like the Babyletto Storage Cabinet that is a combination of storage drawers, open cubbies and cabinets with doors. This clever Babyletto furniture is sold in singles or together as one unit, but pieces can be arranged in any way they fit best! This lets you get exactly the type of storage your kid’s bedroom needs.
Get Bins for Everywhere
To get a spot for keeping specific items organized, like white socks and black socks, hair bows and bands etc… get several storage bins like the Folding Nursery Baskets by Badger Basket that can be used in closets, on shelves, under beds or free standing.
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