Scattered. Messy. Disorganised. These are just some issues moms have to deal with when living with children. And, of course, the common myth goes: “An organised kid’s room doesn’t exist.” But does it necessarily have to be so? We say not. With a few tricks up your sleeve, you can transform any space into a controlled and clean haven.
So if you’re looking to understand how to organize a kid’s room, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s begin:
#Create the Room’s Blueprint: Down to the Last Details
God is in the details, and even more so for a child’s room. The first step in planning a child’s room is to understand where all the little elements will go – from the homework station and the bed to the play area and the closet/storage cabinets, all the individual notes should ultimately come together like a song. Handy tip: Multi-functionality should be your primary concern, the aesthetics can be worked out later.
#Be in Bed with “Bunk Beds”
Words fall short when it comes to explaining how much space bunk beds can end up saving. The idea is simple: just go vertical with everything. Bunk beds are an ideal choice as they don’t take up much floor space and offer double the area. If you’re looking for a creative, innovative, and practical bunk bed, rent Furlenco’s “Kids Bunk Bed with Study and Storage” to create a cosy corner for your kid to sleep, study, or relax in. The best part of this furniture package? It comes with a storage unit and a study table that can be placed compactly under the bunk bed. Additionally, it comes in swappable themes to match your kid’s interest. In the bunk bed world, it doesn’t get better than this.
#Clear Stuff Out as Often as Possible
One of the most important things you must embrace on a regular basis is clearing out outdated things – as and when required. Children tend to outgrow their clothes, interests, and toys pretty quickly so it’s important to only keep stuff that they still use and things that are in good shape. Worn-out clothes, broken or “never-used-once” toys, extra stationery sets, all make the list. Studies suggest that a clean space has positive effects on a child’s mood as opposed to a cluttered one. Need we say more? Handy tip: Donate the stuff you no longer need but make sure it’s fit to be donated.
#The Writing on the Wall: Create a “Hanging” Space
Children love everything colourful, bright, and shiny. One of the best ways to introduce the world of storytelling and books to your kid is by putting up inspiring and fun quotes on the walls. You could use patterned wallpapers of superheroes, automobiles, butterflies, etc. – whatever catches your child’s fancy. As long as the room is a mix of visual and textual elements, you’re on the right track. Plus, remember that decorating a kid’s room gives you the chance to get creative with the “awkward” spaces. You could hang racks like the one shown above that’ll house stuff they need immediately or regularly. It saves time and effort and utilises space effectively.
#Contain Some of the Mess with Baskets & Containers
One of the best tools at your disposal are baskets, bins, and containers – they could be made of jute or plastic, colourful or monotone, huge or small, take your pick. Expert tip: Japanese organisational expert Marie Kondo suggests that you sort similar things together and use different baskets for segregating categories. You could also label them for further convenience.
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