It’s easy to fall into letting your child’s bedroom become a blur of toys and clothes, but with a bit of planning and an eye for design, you can create a space that encourages a sense of order and organisation.
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Parenting can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Taking the time to organise your child’s bedroom can help you feel more in control, and the benefits will extend beyond just helping you keep your child’s room tidy. Organising your child’s bedroom isn’t just about aesthetics – it can also help you establish a routine and reduce childcare stress. You may also need to get things organised to make sure that children can have their own rooms, this article from Emma and 3 explains when a child legally needs their own room. Let’s look at five tips for organising your child’s bedroom to get them excited about tidying up on their own.
The first step to organising your child’s bedroom is decluttering. Start by going through all of their toys, books, clothes and other belongings. Ask yourself what they use and what they don’t – discard anything that isn’t necessary. This will save you time in the future as you won’t have to revisit items that won’t be used anytime soon.
Use Vacuum Storage Bags For Out Of Season Clothing
One way to organise your child’s bedroom is by using vacuum storage bags for out-of-season clothing.
As your children grow and their tastes change, we often find ourselves with many clothes that no longer fit or are no longer appropriate.
Rather than letting all these clothes take up space in your child’s closet, use vacuum storage bags to get them off the shelf and into a drawer. You can store these bags in an out-of-the-way place until it’s time for you to pull them back out again next year. Whether it is toddler dresses and swimwear for holidays or winter woollies that need putting away in spring, this can be a great way to free up wardrobe space or remove clothing that no longer fits until you can donate or sell it.
Give Everything A Designated Spot & Label.
Kids are good at throwing everything into the closest, but that doesn’t make tidying up any more straightforward. Ensuring your child understands what belongs where is by giving everything a designated place in their bedroom and labelling it. That way, when they start to clean up, they can put things back in the right spot without asking for assistance. If you want to take it a step further, you can use clear storage bins to store clothes and books, so there’s less of a mess.
Use Wall Space For Storage
One of the most important aspects of organising your child’s bedroom is to use wall space for storage. Wall shelving is perfect for housing toys, books and clothes. This provides a hands-free option for tidying up and encourages your children to put things away as they play. You can also get creative with DIY storage solutions like this clever bookcase-as-desk that’s cleverly hidden from sight when not in use.
Use Hidden Storage Options.
One of the most important steps to organising your child’s bedroom is to make sure they have ample storage space. You may not think of your child’s bed as a place for storing toys, but it can become cluttered quickly if you don’t have a designated area for their belongings. One easy way to keep clutter under control is by using hidden storage options that can be tucked out of sight. For example, you could add an ottoman or bench underneath the bed or put some steps up on the side. This will create additional storage without making it obvious that you are using it.