4 May 2015

Kid’s Room Overhaul: How to Help Your Kids Declutter

Children’s rooms are often the smaller rooms in the house, yet children tend to have the most clutter. Their toys and clothes alone take up an immense amount of space.

Declutter Kids’ Room

With a lack of cleanliness and organization, the room quickly becomes a cluttered filled mess. Children aren’t usually the best cleaners and even when they are told to do so, you may find that everything is hidden in a heap underneath the bed or in the closet.

Luckily for parents, there are some unique ways to avoid these occurrences!

Tips for Decluttering Your Child’s Room

  • Label plastic storage containers so that your child knows where to store items accordingly. Legos, Barbies, blocks, small toys, action figures, and more can all be stored away in plastic drawer units.
  • Color code the closet by purchasing different colored hangers. Have your child hang the clothing article on the corresponding hanger and have them place it in the closet according to the color sequence.
  • For the girls in the home, create a hanging jewelry holder that mounts on the wall. Then, your daughter can hang each piece of jewelry up as she is done using them. This will keep them from becoming lost or tangled.
  • Create a fold away desk. Build or purchase a desk that mounts to the wall so that it can be folded up and stored away when it is not in use. This will allow for your child to have extra play space when the desk area is not needed.
  • Purchase cheap bookcases and side them with corkboard, mirror or chalkboard for added organization and fun.
  • Use bookcases to separate the room. You can use this idea to separate the play area, or small office area from the bed. This also adds storage.
  • Add a bench seat in a nook if there is one in the room or create a reading corner with bookshelves and pillows.
  • Use fabric covered storage containers to hold items while they can also be used for extra seating.
  • Put wheels on old crates to add extra storage space underneath the bed.
  • Use floating shelves in the room for books and small collectibles.
  • When your child grows out of old clothes or gets too old for certain toys but you’re still planning on having more children, consider renting a storage unit to house those items until your next comes along. This will save space in your home and will prevent valuable storage from being perpetually used.

When it comes to decluttering your child’s room, there is so much that can be done. Think cleverly and creatively to come up with some of your own ideas too.

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