Organizing a Child’s Bedroom with Your Last Resort Home Organization Annapolis Valley
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One of the areas of our family homes that seems to get out of control is our children’s bedrooms. Surrounded by too much stuff, it’s easy for it to quickly become a cluttered mess.
Instead of saying to your child to “clean your room”, maybe it’s time to let go of some of the things in it, to make sure there is a place for everything to go.
Decluttering with Kids
I am strongly against going in and throwing out your children’s things without their involvement. Sure, if the kids are really little, that’s a different situation, but older children need to be involved. By doing this on your own, you are robbing them of the opportunity of gaining these important life skills.
For my kids (and husband!) I use a very simple process.
I put a pile of items in the middle and write out two quick signs: Keep and Get Rid Of.
The kids then slide the item into either category. I deal with the “get rid of” pile, by putting it in a donation bag, recycling or garbage.
I rarely question anything in the KEEP pile, because I know the next time around, they might be willing to get rid of it.
Once the room is sorted, we create a system, or a permanent home for the items in the KEEP pile.
It is impossible to tidy without getting rid of some items first!
Systems for Organizing a Child’s Bedroom
In one of my Facebook Live videos for Your Last Resort, I gave a tour of my son’s bedroom and outlined all these tips. Watch the video here, or keep reading.
Peanut Butter Jars
My son loves to collect items, and is very sentimental about them. To keep his collections under control, we sorted like-with-like and placed each one in a peanut butter jar and lined them up along his windowsill. When the jar was full, it was time to sort through and make room for new items!
Hot Wheels Storage
This could work just as well for any toy that is a set and the pieces need to be kept together. We store each Hot Wheels set in a separate plastic bag that came from a sheet/pillow set. These zip up and keep things separate. You can also cut off the picture from the box top to know what the item is.
There is never enough ways to store, display and sort Lego! My son, Thomas, came up with this idea on his own, as a way to play with some of his favourite pieces and keep his favourite pieces separate.
We glued a large Lego sheet to the top of a bookcase. Then, my husband built a frame to go around it. You could also find a regular frame in a store that was the right size to use.
Not just good for a child’s bedroom, but any drawer! Cords get tangled. To prevent this from happening, Thomas cut a toilet paper roll in thirds and put a cord inside each section!
Keeping The Room Tidy
Having storage systems keeps a child’s room tidy. However, so does properly folding your clothing drawers!
Based on the Marie Kondo method of folding, this technique was a life changer!
I also keep an overflow box in the closet. Any time the kids outgrow something, it goes in the box, and when the box is full, I take it to the basement to sort in the appropriately-sized totes. This way, all clothing in the drawer fits, is worn, and I’m not constantly having to deal with the extras.
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