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? If you’re in need of some handy kids’ room organization ideas, you’ve come to the right place. There are some great, inexpensive solutions you can use to make their space one that can be picked up easily—even by your little ones.
There are three keys to good kids’ room organization ideas. One, they need to be safe. Two, they have to be easy to handle for those with less dexterity. And three, they have to be fun! Here are 10 ideas that fit those criteria and won’t break the bank. Give a couple a try and you’ll be on your way to a space that’s less chaotic for your kids and easier on your feet and your vacuum!
1. Repurpose a bookshelf for toy storage with bins. Set a goal for your child to pick up his or her toys every day before bed and give a big reward when you reach the goal. Our You Can Do It Chart will help you keep track. Feel free to shorten the goal if you’ve got an itty bitty kiddo.
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.
8. Install a child-height row of hooks for jackets, bags, and hats.
9. Set aside time regularly to purge and sort. Don’t over-commit. Set a timer for 20 minutes and use that time to tackle one drawer or bin. If your child has a hard time letting go of things, use iMOM’s Clutter Jail to help him or her form good cleanup habits.
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 cleanup.
Share some of your favorite kids’ room organization ideas. What helps you keep the toys and books in order?