As a parent, you’re probably well aware of how much stuff your child has. Between mountains of toys and plush animals to piles of clothes, and a little Tasmanian devil tearing through it all every now and again, it doesn’t take long for your child’s room to turn into a colossal mess. This, of course, can make trying to organize their bedroom — and keeping it organized for that matter — a challenge, especially if their bedroom is small. However, with a little creativity, inspiration, and a plan of action, kids’ room organization is possible.
At Doorage, we specialize in providing family-friendly storage solutions that make it easy for busy parents to free up some space in their homes. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about organizing a small kid’s bedroom, you’re in luck! In today’s post, we’re going to share some tips that will help you conquer the challenge, both for their enjoyment and, more importantly, your sanity.
Kids Room Organization Ideas
Before you really dive into the organizing, the best way to start is by reducing the clutter in the room. Chances are there are plenty of toys, books, clothes, and other items that aren’t being used. Downsize it! Having fewer things to begin with will make organizing your child’s bedroom that much easier. Separate everything into piles of items to keep, toss, donate, or put into storage — if your family is still growing, you may want to save some items for your next little one to use.
With Doorage, you can put these unused items into storage without leaving your home. Storage containers are sent to your door for you to pack, and when you’re ready, they will be picked up and put into a safe and secure storage facility until you are ready to have them returned back to you. Once you have reduced some of the clutter, consider these organization ideas for small kids’ bedrooms.
When it comes to small kid’s bedrooms, every inch of storage counts. Therefore, it is essential to take advantage of the vertical space to add more storage without taking up the entire bedroom floor. Shelves can be hung on the walls for stashing books and certain toys. If space allows, you can invest in a tall wardrobe for more vertical storage options in the room. Depending on the age of your child, incorporating vertical storage into their room gives you more control over what items are harder for them to access and which ones can easily end up strewn across the bedroom floor.
Look for Double-Duty Furniture
Small-space issues can be solved by choosing kid’s bedroom furniture that also serves as additional storage. Especially in a small bedroom, a bed can take up most of the space and make the room feel cramped. Luckily, there are plenty of beds and other furniture that come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and also serve a dual purpose to maximize the space in the room. With a little research, you can find beds that provide a stylish place for your child to sleep while doubling as convenient storage. Some of these include under-bed drawers, shelved headboards, or other convenient storage solutions. For a more cost-effective solution, simply slide some storage bins under their bed.
Tackle the Clothes
It’s clear that clothes can take up quite a bit of space. Folding clothes can take up a lot of valuable space in drawers, so hang them instead. Utilize the clothing rod in your child’s closet. Hang all shirts, pants, jackets, etc. If your child has a lot of clothes and the closet space allows, consider adding a second clothing rod. When you run out of hanging space, put the remaining articles of clothing in clear or labeled storage containers to keep the closet space organized. While the closet is a small section in the bedroom, keeping it organized will go a long way toward making the room feel less busy or cluttered.
Use One Wall for Storage and Play
If possible, it can be helpful to reorganize your child’s bedroom so that you can dedicate a whole wall for storage and a play area. This is particularly helpful for kids that are still well in the toy stage or even older children who need a spot to study and do homework. If your child has a wall in their bedroom with no doors or a window, try rearranging everything in a way that dedicates that wall and the surrounding area mainly for storage. If there isn’t a whole wall in their bedroom, find the wall that is the largest and start there instead. When the wall and area are defined, you can use cube storage shelves or standard wall shelves to create plenty of storage while still allowing room for play.
Keep the Layout Simple
It can be incredibly easy to overthink and overdesign your child’s room when reorganizing everything. It is important to remember who you are designing the room for, though. Picture the room for your child’s eye level and ensure that certain books, clothes, and toys that are within reach — maybe keep those louder, obnoxious toys stored higher for more controlled use. Small touches like removing closet doors, keeping storage containers on or near the floor, and lowering clothing rods will make the room all the more accessible for your child, which can help you teach them the virtues and values of keeping a tidy bedroom.
Don’t let a messy, unorganized kids bedroom overwhelm you. With just a few simple steps and adjustments, you can organize your kid’s room and maximize the available space.
Make Room With Doorage
If you’re getting ready to tackle a bedroom organization or home decluttering project but are short on storage, Doorage’s door-to-door storage is the solution that you need. Compared to a self-storage facility, Doorage saves you time and money while avoiding the headaches that come with renting a storage unit. Visit our site to receive a storage estimate or to learn more information.