Organization in Your Kids’ Rooms

The holidays are coming to an end, and now your children have likely added a lot of new things to their toy collections. When those toys are spread from one end of the house to the other, the effect is overwhelming, and house cleaning feels extreme.

There are some great tools that can help your children get a little more organized in their rooms. More toys in their rooms mean fewer in your hallway, and that’s always a good thing!

The Best Organization Tools

The key to organization in a kid’s room is this: categorizing. Kids are great sorters (bonus: sorting is an important early education principle!), but they need a little direction getting started. Here are the tools and how to use them:

A Toy Box is the most iconic way to store toys, but the truth is, one big box is just not a good solution for organizing many toys of different sizes. If you have a toy box already, use it for bigger items, like big cars, balls, or larger dolls. You could even skip putting toys in it altogether, and use it for blankets or clothes instead.

Toy Tub Shelves have maintained popularity for years, and with good reason. These naturally encourage sorting and improve organization. If you go for this option, decide beforehand which tubs will be for which types of toys (they often include some larger and some smaller) and label them. If your children are too young to read, include a picture in the bottom of the tub or bin so your child can clearly see which type of toy goes in the bucket.

Sectional Shelves and bookshelves make a great transition from younger children to older children. Because you’re looking to separate categories and make it easier for children to sort and organize, anything with sections is going to be helpful. If your children are older, this is a great way for them to store everything from clothes to books to CD’s and DVD’s. Help your older children develop their own categories to improve their cleaning skills well into the future.

Plastic Bins make the most of the space in your child’s room. Under the bed and in the closet become fantastic storage places for things your children don’t use often or things with small pieces. If your child loves to make beaded necklaces, for instance, put all of their beads and bands into a plastic bin and slide it under the edge of the bed. It will be out of the way until your child needs it, but close enough to reach.

Instilling good organization and cleaning practices in your children will carry them through as they get older, and that’s definitely worth the effort. If your own house is feeling a little too messy right now as you recover from the season, don’t hesitate to get some help from cleaning services!