We know what you’re thinking right now, mom. “For the love of all that’s good, my kids have too much STUFF!” We know because we, too, feel that way after the gift-giving explosion of the holidays. Between Santa and doting family members, your children probably scored some great things—but where are they going to put them? There are some great, inexpensive solutions you can use to make the area one that can be picked up easily—even by your little ones.
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Here are our top kids’ room organization ideas:
1. Repurpose a bookshelf for toy storage with bins.
2. Use pockets on the back of a door for small items.
3. Configure your child’s closet with lower shelves and bars they can reach during independent clean-up.
4. Store picture books in a DIY fabric bookshelf.
5. Attach baskets, bins, or buckets to the wall with simple hooks. Label each according to what it should hold.
6. Create an art corner to corral coloring and craft supplies.
7. Set aside time regularly to purge unneeded items and sort.
8. Install a child-height row of hooks for jackets, bags, and hats.
9. Repurpose an old dresser drawer for under bed storage. Use for out of season clothing or toys.
10. Label, label, label! The more specific you are with what goes where, the higher the likelihood of items making it to the correct place during clean-up.
Dana Hall McCain writes about marriage, parenting, faith and wellness. She is a mom of two, and has been married to a wonderful guy for over 18 years.