If it seems like your kid’s messy room is getting harder to manage by the minute, then you’re in luck. Whether you’re dealing with constant clutter or cramped storage space (or both), follow these easy kids storage tips to make ‘clean-up times’ fun and effortless – and few and far between!
1 | Look for Storage in Unexpected Places
Kid Storage Tip: When it comes to shelving, keep safety in mind – especially for kids five or under. Although we all love a good #shelfie, when kids are involved, you want to make sure you arrange fragile décor on top and out of reach, and storage bins on the bottom for easy accessibility
|Object Type||Best Place for Space-Saving Storage|
|Toys||Storage ottomans, bookshelves|
|Books||Wall racks, bookshelves, headboard bookshelves|
|Games||Containers or built-in drawers under the bed|
|Clothes||Dressers, chest of drawers or armoires|
|Stuffed Animals||Storage ottomans, bookshelves, headboard bookshelves|
|Figurines, School Supplies, Collectibles, Misc.||Lift-top desks, nightstands, storage books, storage ottomans, stairway chests|
2 | Maximize Your Space
3 | Organize by Category
Sorting through old or seldom-used clothes or toys with your child will help to make room for new items and instill good organizational habits.
4 | Invest in Double-Duty Furniture
Choose kids storage furniture based on details like drawer type and size. If you are dealing with an abundance of clothes – or need extra space for storing spare linens and pillows – go with one or two oversized drawers. If, on the other hand, your child’s clutter consists of knickknacks and small miscellaneous items, opt for more compartmentalization.
5 | Keep it Classic
While a bright pink or neon green character nightstand may intrigue your child, it’s charm will no doubt dwindle with her changing interests – and while replacing her furniture every few months may keep a fresh look, the costs are sure to add up.
6 | ... And Make it Fun
Creating a fun, playful space can do wonders for organization: the more your child loves her room, the more she’ll want to keep it looking its best.
Kid Storage Tip: Quirky shelving, compartments and accents define ‘classic with an edge’ – and prove that styling with organizational furniture is anything but ‘boring.’
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