It can be overwhelming to think about organizing your kids’ rooms. Like many kids in the Bay Area, your child’s room may be filled with clothes, toys, books, craft projects, electronics, and sports equipment. All of this makes it even more important to follow these tips.
Involve Your Child
It is best to work with your child from the very beginning when planning to organize their room. It can make them feel invested in the process. Ask them where they think things should have a “home” and make the floor plan with the different areas with their input.
Install Storage Systems
When it comes to closets in a kid’s room, you have to think about things from their point of view. Some solutions to clutter and piles are small drawers, shelves, storage bins, and cubbies that are on their level. Consider getting a closet solution from the Bay Area that will grow with them. These have components that can be repositioned and rearranged to fit larger clothes. Storage with adjustable rods is especially effective as kids will be able to reach the lower ones when they are young and the rods can be moved up at the kids get taller. When they are older you can add extra components like shoes shelves and hanging baskets to the system. Try to include open shelves in the storage area to use for toys and books so they are easy to see and grab. Baskets and bins work well for smaller toys like Lego.
There are many interesting ideas on how to increase the amount of storage in a child’s bedroom. An option is to include storage in the headboard by using bookcases, cubbies, or cabinets. This provides a space for favorite books and stuffed toys and anything else they may want to have access to at bedtime. A way to display art projects and pictures is to put up a wire along the length of the wall and attach them to it. And you can use the back of the door for a shoe organizer.
Organize From the Bottom Up
Find lower storage areas to house the toys, books, and belongings that are used most often, which means that there will be room in the higher storage areas like shelves to put the items that are more breakable or aren’t used as often.
Using Fabric Curtains
Sometimes even with the best intentions you and your child won’t keep their bedroom tidy. An easy solution is to place a rod with curtain panels in front of the messy shelves and closets and then simply close them when company comes by.