Between all the toys, books and clothes, kid’s bedrooms can become unorganized quickly. Eliminating this clutter isn’t easy, either, because kids usually require different organization methods and solutions than the rest of your home. We can help Phoenix parents organize their kid’s closet with organization systems that they’ll love to use.
Get Kids Involved
For most young children, organization isn’t a skill that comes easily to them. That’s why it’s important to work with your child during the cleaning process – not around them. Getting kids involved in every step will help them feel as if they’re in charge of making the decisions, while you’re just there to facilitate. Beginning the project like this, it will give them a sense of ownership and encourage them to keep the space clean long-term.
Utilize Every Space
The goal of organizing a child’s room is to create a space that is functional without being overwhelming to them. You can do this by adding storage solutions that don’t take up a lot of floor space. Instead, opt for items that can be tucked away, moved around or hidden behind a door. Professional organizers typically suggest adding a few of these organizational tools to your child’s bedroom:
- Under the bed storage. The bed is already taking up space, so make the most of it. Using clear bins or drawers, you can use otherwise empty space underneath the bed to store your child’s rarely used belongings. Winter clothes, old toys, books, and mementos can all be put away for later. Having something under the beds also eliminate the temptation they have to hide clutter in this space.
- Wall storage. Whether you choose shelving or unique crates, anything can be fastened to a wall to keep items off the floor. These will also help kids clean up on their own because every item will have a proper home. Getting clutter off the floor will also help the room look clean and tidy.
- Closet systems. One of the most important aspects or organizing your child’s room is their closet storage. Combine drawers, shelves and hanging rods to create a wardrobe that is always in order and easy enough for kids to navigate.
Cubbies & Drawers
During the process of going through belongings and determining which items to keep, have your child develop an organization system of their own. Keeping like items together is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also helps younger children understand that every toy and book has a designated home. Using clear bins, cubbies or drawers, help them determine which items are similar enough to be stored together. You can take it a step further and label each group. Using a system like this will help them find what they’re looking for quickly. It also makes clean-up after a day of play a breeze!
At Arizona Garage & Closet Design, we understand how important it is to streamline routines to make life easier. This especially includes helping children stay organized. There is nothing worse than hurrying to get out the door to head to school and your child can’t find their shoes. A custom closet system ensures that all of your child’s clothing can be stored in one place, and every item is visible to them, no matter their height. Our kid closet systems are adjustable, so it grows with them and their clothing. As they get older, you can install a second hanging rod or more shoe storage.
A well-organized kid’s room can be a fun project to take on with your child. Doing so can provide your child with organization skills that they’ll have for the rest of their lives. To learn more about our closet storage solutions for kids, or to request a free consultation, please contact us today.