If you’ve ever wanted to organize your kids room but didn’t know where to start, this post is about everything you need.
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Without fail the beginning of ever single year, I can be found sorting, organizing and purging everything in our home. This year the number one spot on my must-organize list went to my daughter’s closet. But it didn’t end there, I also bought an inexpensive kids room storage system with labels and all.
You are going to learn some really simple tips to organize your kids room, and of course options to organize toys on a budget.
This post is all about easy ways to organize your kids room for budget conscious parents.
Easy ways to organize your kids room
1. Best places to find inexpensive storage options
2. Organizing and Storing Crafts
We needed a system to organize all of our daughters crafts, and art supplies. Before this we were finding them everywhere in our house, until I finally spotted the perfect solution. Your going to want a drawer system that can collect the loose papers, and separate the crafts from each other.
3. Loose papers, paintings and art
Our house was full of art, painting and colouring paper. I also felt bad getting rid of any of them, so what I started doing was putting the date and her age on the back of her papers, and stuffing them in a section of this filing container. Then the container would go back into her closet somewhere where she couldn’t reach.
4. Too much books? Not enough space?
If your child is anything like mine, she loves her books. We are just overflowing with them at this point and I was starting to loose control over them. We did put up an acrylic book shelf and we love it for displaying seasonal or themed books. But I was stashing the rest in her closet, and that was taking up way too much space. I also didn’t want to put them in the basement just because I knew they would end up staying down there forever. So I found the perfect under the bed storage for all the books she isn’t reading right now.
5. Stuffed animals, toy trucks and everything else
Every evening when I go to clean up our child’s bedroom I always find a sea of either stuffed animals, fire trucks, pretend food or a mix of everything (especially if there was a tea party). I found it pointless to stuff them all in the closet because they would just come right back out with more things, the next day. Instead I got these bins and I started rotating them every other week or every month. This way she was playing with different toys, and it was like Christmas all over again.
6. Kinetic sand, play-doh, and other activities
Obviously you can’t just pack away sand into the craft drawers, but you can put kinetic sand, play-doh and all the other pieces into clear bins with labels. That way you can clearly see what type of activity they are, everything has a place and it’s a system that will keep you from loosing your mind.
Now, whenever we play with an activity I only have to take out one clear box, and that makes clean up so much easier.
7. Puzzles, game boards and blocks.
Figuring out how to organize your kids room is like a never ending battle, especially when Christmas or Birthdays come around. But I found the biggest issue was thinking of toy storage ideas for small spaces. The closet was a disaster, and we were constantly loosing puzzle pieces and parts from certain games. So I found the open bins to be the best, which I put on the top shelf in her closet.
It’s also worth noting I thought this bin and play mat would be a good idea to use for blocks!