Tips For Organizing Kids Rooms

What’s the messiest room in the house? It’s probably the kids rooms. Here are some great tips for organizing kids rooms and keeping them clean as well.

When you are working on organizing your kids rooms it can seem like a big challenge, in fact these have to be the most difficult rooms in the home to get and keep organized. You’ll have to take some time and train them, but your kids can be taught to keep it neat and organized all by themselves after you’ve gone in and done some initial set-up. Things will be a lot easier this way.

The first thing to do is go through the room and take an inventory. If your children are old enough to do so they can help you out with this. Get boxes and start labeling them for clothes (too small, out of season, keepers) and toys (favorites, too old for, missing pieces/broken) and make a game out of it. Give everyone a box and see who can fill their box up the quickest. Don’t stop until you’ve gone through everything and gotten it all sorted.

Now comes the fun part, going through and sorting out the toys. Find out which toys have missing or broken parts and decide if any of the toys can be saved and if you want to try to find the pieces or fix it later on. If you choose not to find the parts or fixed damaged toys, then just throw them in the garbage.

You’re going to have toys that your children have outgrown, you’ll have to sort through these and decide what you are going to do with them. Often, you may have a cousin or younger brother or sister that the toys can be given to. If this isn’t the case you can see if your child would like to donate the toys that can be used again to a local charity. It will delight and surprise you to see how giving your child can be when given the chance and told how much they can help.

Now, go through your child’s favorite toys. A decision will have to be made weather or not these toys will reside in the child’s room, a playroom or possibly in the living room.

As you go through your child’s favorite toys, decide if you have room to store all of them in the room. Plastic storage bins are great for kids’ rooms, especially the stackable ones with drawers. You can get containers with wheels that can be stored in a closet and then rolled out when the child wants to play with something from the container. Here’s a great technique to keep things tidy; make a rule of only getting out one toy or activity at a time. This will save on your child bringing out every toy they have at once, which children tend to do.

Finally, it’s time to tackle the clothes. Children grown out of their cloths so fast that you want to be careful about this and make sure you know what you’ve got and keep it organized. A good plan is to go through the clothes at the beginning of every season. Again, let your child help you decide what will happen to the clothes that you don’t keep, the piece that are in good shape and won’t be thrown out. Many charities are very glad to receive children’s clothing.

Under the bed storage boxes are great for out of season clothing. Then as the weather changes, swap what’s in the dresser for what’s under the bed. When you swap out the clothes, again check for things they’ve outgrown. It’s also good to have a designated place for the kids to put the clothes that are too small, so when they try something on, they don’t just put it back in the drawer.

Once the room has been organized, teach the child to keep up with it on their own, with a routine every day of putting things where they belong.

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