If there’s one thing I do well, it’s organizing and maximizing space. I became a pro at kids room organization in particular when my kids were young. Our first home was small, especially the kids’ rooms, and required creative strategies to deal with the clutter. So I’d like to share a few tips with you as well as some furniture and storage solutions that’ll help you get those disaster zones under control.
There are a few keys to organizing kids’ rooms effectively. Most importantly, you need to make the most of the wall height. Avoid using low furniture and storage solutions that eat up essential floor space and provide minimal storage. A few solutions to consider include bunk beds, captain’s beds, headboards with built-in shelving, desks with hutches, tall dressers, and tall shelving and storage units.
Another way to maximize wall space is by attaching shelving high on the walls for displaying decorative items, awards, stuffed animals, and memorabilia.
In closets, install a high shelf for storing rarely used items. Add short storage units underneath hanging clothes. If your child’s clothes don’t take up the entire width of the closet, add shelving or a tall storage unit to one side of the closet.
Below, you’ll find a few other kids room organization ideas as well. For all the solutions, just click the images or titles to learn more about the products. If you make purchases from these links, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Kids Room Organization Solutions
This is the perfect kids room organization solution for creating a bin or basket storage center. Just purchase plastic or cloth baskets (below) slightly smaller than the cubes in this unit to store your kids’ toys, art supplies, and other odds ‘n ends.
These bins fit in the storage cubes above. They’re an attractive way to hide away all your kid’s stuff. These are also available in black, beige, and a couple of patterned fabrics.
For toddlers and preschoolers, this is a better solution for toy storage since little onces can’t reach very high, and you don’t want to risk them climbing the taller unit above. The other nice thing about this system is the angle makes it easy for young children to toss toys into the bins without having to pull the bins out. This is also available in pastel colors.
Hang one or two of these nets in the corner of your kid’s room above their bed to store stuffed animals and dolls your child doesn’t play with very often.
This is another option for shoe storage. It can be placed directly underneath the hanging clothes in your child’s closet.
This is a third option for shoes and other small odds ‘n ends.
Under the bed
Under your child’s bed is gold-mine of space. So make the most of it. Buy 2 to 4 under-the-bed storage bins for out-of-season clothing, shoes, and toys.
This is one of the best storage solutions in beds. It comes with built-in drawers plus access to store other big items through a cabinet at the end. The headboard also provides additional storage space for books and decor.
Maximize rod space in your kids’ closets with pant hangers.
Here’s a smaller version of the bedroom storage system shown above. This one will better fit in a closet. It’s designed so you can create a variety of configurations. So you can build it only two units wide at the top and 4 units wide at the bottom. Or you could split it up into two separate organizers, among other options. The brown bins at the top of the page work with this as well.
You can save a ton of space in your kids’ rooms (or family room) by storing CDs, DVDs, and video games in a wallet. Just box up all the original cases, and store them in the garage.
by Kimberly Blaker
Posted: January 2, 2018
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