A child’s room seems like such a simple place, but really it’s an entity of its one. Everyday essentials take their place behind those closed doors, and there’s no real way of getting around it.
Wouldn’t it be nice, if when those doors were opened, you were greeted with simplicity and ease? I don’t know about you, but there are days where I think my child’s room might suck me into a world of the unknown.
It’s amazing to see just how quickly a clean room can turn into a complete disaster area. Think of all the hours spent looking for a single shoe. Or about how many times you have been late for an occasion, because your daughter really needed that special stuffed toy, but it’s location remains a mystery.
If mismatched socks and lost library books are a total reoccurrence for your kids, it might be time to take a deeper look inside their room. Thankfully, creating an organized kids room is much simpler than you’d think; and once it’s all set up, it will be much easier for your kiddos to maintain, (and find,) their belongings.
This may sound like we’re taking it back to preschool, and let’s be honest; we totally are. However, remember how easy it was to find everything when you were younger? There were labels and signs on every spot, so you always knew where things would be.
Recreate that same simplicity for your kids by designating boxes for different items. For example; cars, legos, puzzles, miscellaneous, etc., go in their own places to avoid clutter.
Frequently, these items get tossed on top of a random shelf or underneath the bed. So, avoid this from happening by giving each item their own place.
Level Up Your Hangers
Hanging up clothes already frees up a lot of space in any closet; but when you have vertical hangers, it’s even better. Rather than hanging up a single item of clothing, vertical hangers allow multiple options at once.
This is great for organizing outfits as well, which makes weekday mornings much easier!
Utilize Wall Space
Wall space is your friend, so don’t let it go to waste. By simply hammering some hooks, or adding shelves; you’re both creating and conserving space. This is a great option for books, alarm clocks, photos, or even bulky jackets!
To make your child’s wardrobe more accessible, arrange the clothes in the order of their usage. For example, you’ll want to place the more frequently worn items towards the front of the space. Items which are saved for special occasions, or rainy days, can be placed towards the back.
So, rather than reaching over 20 picture-day outfits for your child’s everyday T-shirt, it’ll be ready and waiting.
Look at their closet as a giant matching game. For example; place shirts with shirts and dresses with dresses, etc., along with color coordination, and sleeve length. By doing this, you’re creating an easier way for your kids to find what they need. If they’re looking for a dark blue tank top, and a long pair of jeans; they’ll know exactly where to find them. Talk about a time saver.
Show Those Shoes
Let those shoes be seen! How many times have your kids magically lost their shoes? Ya…if you had for a nickel for every time, right?
Give shoes their own storage space, but let it be visible so they can keep track of each pair.
Add a Bar
A simple way to create a more organized space is adding a bar. Here, you can hang pants, skirts, or any miscellaneous items on the additional bar.
It will free up any signs of clutter, and will always get used. Not to mention, it’s at a height that your kids can reach.
Bring in a Stepping Stool
Closets can become a place of lost items; especially in the taller areas. It’s easy to toss things overhead to give it a place. Bring in a small, stable ladder or step stool in so your kids can bring themselves eye level to even the taller spots.
Or, if there are items you want to keep out of reach, this allows only you the access.
Let your Drawers Work Magic
Now you see it; now you don’t. Place items in drawers that don’t necessarily need to be hung up, or on display.
Undergarments and sleepwear can easily be placed in a drawer to provide convenience.
Expand The Closet
Not all bedroom items need to be confined in one space. Feel free to add a shelf, hook, or even a bar in their room to create additional options.
This is a great place for next day outfits or items that may need extra care.
Add in Reflection
By placing a mirror in, or near the closet, you create an immediate decision maker on whether an outfit will, or will not work. Plus, it’s really cute to watch our kiddos approve their chosen outfit. Allowing it to be close by, will help avoid piles of clothes developing in another room. If they decide against an outfit, it’s easier to put it back quickly and properly if it’s space it right behind them.
These simple tips will make your kid’s closet life much easier to maintain. Which in return, makes your life much more manageable! A little more time spent organizing and a few added compartments are really all it takes. Whether your kids are getting ready for school, or a soccer game on the weekend; they’ll feel awesome knowing they can find everything with swift ease.