OK – So let’s talk kids’ rooms and keeping them clean. I know. It sounds like an impossible task. My boys’ room always seems to give me trouble. It seems to always be messy no matter how much we try to keep it tidy. I think I’ve figured out why… There’s no closet!
I guess I never realized how important closets were to keeping things organized until there wasn’t one. Our house is very old and comes with quirks. We’ve had to think outside the box on several projects including this one. We needed some serious organization and I had to figure something out that was cost effective and efficient.
I knew we needed some type of wardrobe. I initially thought of a wooden wardrobe with doors but changed my tune when I saw the price tags. I wanted to be able to buy all the bins that I needed to organize things, so I went with an inexpensive metal wardrobe with open shelves. It tied in perfectly with their room.
One thing we do as a family to cut down on the laundry is when my children get home from school they change into play clothes. I made sure to put bins on their wardrobe packed with easily accessible play clothes.
We put storage baskets everywhere. Each one filled with something particular for that basket. The kids have a lego table in the middle of the room that also works as a train table. We keep the train pieces in their own storage basket by the bookshelf.
We also put a few smaller baskets on the bookshelf and store electronics and several smaller toys up higher to keep out of my four year old’s reach.
Under the bed storage is great for storing things you don’t need access to every day. They are fairly inexpensive and you can always purchase risers for your bed frame if it’s too low to the ground. We store our extra legos under the bed.
Storage trunks are a must for putting extra toys, games, or clothing in. We keep all of our chapter books in there because we have so many.
It also doubles as a bench and works as extra seating if the boys have friends over.
We needed more toy storage in their room so I bought two large bins to put at the end of their beds. The bins are heavy duty enough that they can throw any toy in there without me worrying if the bins will break.
Organizing your kid’s room can be simple, regardless if there is a closet or not. Just think about everything needing its own place and don’t be afraid to go storage bin crazy…