Having a kid at home means that you would have to inevitably deal with the perpetual clutter they are leaving around–most especially in their nests: their rooms. Fret not however, dear parents, there are innumerable ways to organize your kids’ rooms without you having to resort to an everyday battle with their mess. Regardless of whether you are living in a condo space in Garden Towers or a residential lot somewhere in Taguig, it is very possible to have kids and a clean home.
Here are five of the best organizing skills you can incorporate into making your kids’ rooms into a haven of cleanliness rather than an eternal abyss of toys and confusion.
Hang a Bedside Organizer
I bet you have never heard of a fabric organizer till now and it makes sense as they are made for kids’s rooms in mind. Though, it may seem a little unorthodox compared to the toy boxes kids have for storage, this ingenious idea looks incredibly cute and simply slips in between the mattress and the actual bed frame–serving the dual purpose of functionality and aesthetics. The best part? It is rather quick and easy to make!
Repurpose storage carts from old pallets into personalized storage bins which would inspire your kids to doing the cleaning up themselves.
Ask a nearby grocery store or a lumber yard if they have some in stock and start creating. As an added bonus, you can add wheels to the bottom so the kids can cart the craters around and roll them under the bed to put them away. This would make picking up their toys after playtime more of an enjoyable activity rather than a chore.
Stuffed Animal Swing
Another innovative and creative idea that would serve the dual purpose of functionality and visual appeal is to add a stuffed animal swing in your kids’ rooms. Stuffing animals in shelves and having them piled up in a corner would make it look like a mess while perching them on a DIY swing set would make it look a lot cuter and fancy.
It is rather easy to make simply by creating a swing for the stuffed animals to sit on which can hang from the wall or from the ceiling. Just position it somewhere in the room and the kids would not only get a storage space, but a potential plaything as well.
Label storage containers
Labeling storage containers would not only tell kids where their toys are supposed to go to and which boxes are designated for them. It would also keep them from intermingling their toys and important items such as socks and underwear.
This would help them sort out the mess by themselves and if you are feeling particularly playful, you can turn this cleaning chore into a fun game by telling them they get points if they pitch a toy or an item into the right bin.
Have beds with storage space beneath
Undoubtedly, one of the best ways to keep kids clutter out of sight and to keep their rooms organized is to have pull-out drawers beneath their beds. This easy access would motivate them to keep their toys and clutter out of sight. Additionally, as they transition into their teenage years, they can use this storage space as a space to store their blankets, pillows and etc.