The kids’ room can get really easily cluttered, and children usually aren’t that excited about keeping everything in order. Children not only have clothing and shoes to take up space in their room, but they also have lots of games, toys and plush animals. With some fun and creative storage ideas, you can keep the room more organized with easier clean up. If you aren’t sure how to organize or don’t want to spend a lot of money on new storage options, there are many DIY options for organizing and storage.
1. Ottoman Storage-
Make some good-looking storage units by attaching an ottoman or cushion to the lid of a milk crate or a bucket. This comfortable bin can store toys and double as a second piece of furniture. Use several in a row for a mini “couch” and assign one for cars, one for dolls, etc. You can make your own cushions out of some cloth and batting. Choose a fabric with your child’s favorite character or one that matches the theme of their room or their bedsheets.
2. Bungee Cord Cage-
Stuffed animals are sometimes hard to place, since they’re so bulky and awkward. Many kids just end up with stuffed animals covered their entire bed at night. A solution is to take an old shelving unit or bookshelf, drill in a couple holes for several rows of shock cord or bungee cord and you’ve got the perfect cage! Your animals will stay put and be cutely visible. When you want one, just reach in and pull it out through the stretchy cords.
3. Costume Closet-
To find a place for all the princess and pirate outfits, you can refurbish an old dresser or vanity by attaching a metal pole to the top for hanging the costumes. Creatively decorate the sides and front, or let the kids have a go at it, and those clothes will hang neatly from now on. Make a habit of having your kids hang up their costumes when they are done playing so that they don’t end up all over their bedroom floor.
4. Yardstick Crate-
Just need a simple box for storing desktop items? Then grab a couple of yardsticks and some wood scraps and you can quickly put together a vintage looking bin. It can sit on your desk, dresser or shelf and is perfect for storing crayon boxes, utensil cups and other small items.
5. Rolling Dresser Drawers-
If you’ve got an old dresser laying around, take out the drawers and put them to good use. By attaching a few small wheels to the bottom of them, you can slide these unique storage units neatly under the bed. This will keep your old clothes and toys from accumulating floor dust, and be easily accessible for your kids.
6. Action Figure Jars-
Legos, marbles, dice and pennies can all get lost in the big buckets of toys, and it’s frustrating to scrounge through the trucks and dolls to find all your Uno cards. So clean out a couple of mason jars, spray paint a mini toy to each lid, and voila! You’ve got the cutest row of storage units for those tiny items!
There are so many ways you can spruce up your child’s storage space to be both efficient as well as cute. Once you have the room organized and neat, be sure to encourage the kids to put each item back where it belongs after play. It take time to complete the organizing and create the storage space, but once you have it all organized, with proper maintenance, cleanup will be a breeze. So try some of these ideas, and make each project your own.