Do you have trouble keeping your kids’ bedrooms neat and tidy? I know we do here at the Vanderveen house. So I’ve come up with a list of 7 easy tips that you can use for your bedroom organization.
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Let me just start by saying that “children” and “organized” are rarely found together in my vocabulary. In our house it doesn’t take long for any room to look like four little tornadoes have passed through, especially in the kids’ bedroom. We have four young children, so it’s a constant battle trying to keep everything tidy and organized.
Often kids need help with tidying and organizing, so I have a few other tips and strategies that will help to keep your children’s bedrooms organized.
2. Have a place for everything
Another strategy we use it to have a place for everything. That way when you or the kids are putting something away they always know where it goes, and should hopefully be able to find it next time they need it. Things we keep in the kids’ bedrooms include furniture, books, toys, and keepsakes.
3. Make the bed
It is such a simple task yet it makes the room feel instantly clean and neat. There’s just something nice about walking into the room when the bed is made, rather than seeing blankets all over the floor.
4. Put away the clothes
Our kids each have their own dressers, and each drawer is organized to contain similar pieces of clothing. It’s always the same for all our dressers, so that if kids are putting away clean laundry for themselves or their siblings they know which drawer to put it in.
I tried the Kon Mari method for folding clothes, but the jury’s still out on whether or not I like it for the kids.
Another thing is to have a hamper for dirty clothes and teach kids to put dirty clothes in the hamper, and not on the floor.
5. Use baskets
We use baskets and storage containers for a lot of things. Baskets are a great way to contain items and still look pretty and organized. We still have two children in diapers, and store all their changing paraphernalia in a basket on the changing table.
For the most part we don’t keep a lot of toys in the bedroom. We currently have shared bedrooms so there’s not a lot of playing in there in between naps and bedtimes. But if there happens to be some random toys around we just throw it all in a basket.
6. Display The Books
Have a designated spot for books and toys. Hang bookshelves on the wall where kids can reach and be able to put away their own books.
Or have a dresser or side table that is designated as the book dresser and pile them there. It always looks more organized if the books are in one spot, rather than strewn about the room.
7. Keepsakes and Closets
Keepsakes are kept either in colorful boxes on top of the kids dresser, or in their closets. In our closets we store linens, file folders with special papers, extra clothes in boxes, and other things that aren’t used very often.
Easy tips for kids bedroom organization
All these systems and strategies help us and our children keep their bedrooms fairly neat and tidy. But when things are out of place, I try not to worry too much. After all, they are kids and they are still learning.
What other strategies do you use to keep your kids’ rooms clean and organized? Please tell me in the comments below.