Are you tired of tripping over your children’s toys in their room? There is hope for you as a parent. Organizing your children’s room is a rewarding ordeal if you do it correctly and accomplish your goal. Are you ready to get started?
Organizing Kids Rooms Like A Pro With The Help Of These 6 Tips
#1. Out with the Old
I hate to be this honest, but the toys will never be organized if you do not get rid of the older toys. You have to take time every couple of months and just get rid of the cheap, old, and broken toys. Don’t worry about upsetting anyone who got you these toys. They should understand that deep cleaning has to happen in order to make a safe environment for your children.
#2. Invest in a Toy Box
One of the best ways to get the toys organized is to invest in a toy box. If you have boys and girls, you can even separate the toys according to the gender of your children. I make sure each one of my kids have their own toy boxes, so they can all be responsible for their own toys. Once the toy level gets out of control and all of the toys no longer fit in their toy box, that’s when we start getting rid of the older toys that are broken.
#3. Teach Your Kids About Organization
It shouldn’t be just mom and dad’s job to go through the toys and organize everything. Make sure you involve your kids in this process as much as possible. You can help them the first time, but after that it’s up to them. Of course, you can also offer rewards for them actually doing their job or organizing the toys. Organizing kids’ rooms and their toys really doesn’t have to be that difficult, when you work as a team, everything is easier.
#4. Tackle the Closet
Like most parents I tend to go way overboard when it comes to clothing. When I find a size or brand that works great and lasts for a great price I over stock the closet. Most kids probably do not need 50 t-shirts in the same size. If you want to get the room organized, make sure you tackle the closet and eliminate the clothes buying obsession.
#5 Daily Bed Making
This one is tough for me as I am not an everyday bed maker but it really makes a room look more organized in minutes. Generally the bed is the biggest object in a room so if it’s made the room instantly looks that more organized and put together. We have made this a daily chore in our house for the boys before they head to school.
#6 Utilize Under The Bed Storage
Under the bed storage is a great way to keep kids things in their rooms but out of site. If your kids are anything like mine cleaning their rooms means shoving it all under the bed. By having under the bed storage in their rooms it doesn’t allow for this to happen. Everything must go on the shelves in their closets or in their toy boxes. This helps us keep track when we need to do another clean out (see #2 above).