It's easy to keep a kid's room tidy with super cool storage. Soft bins and baskets are perfect catchalls for young children because they are soft, sturdy, and can accommodate everything from toys to extra linens. Collapsible totes fit neatly beneath kids' hanging clothes, and are hassle-free for parents and babysitters to grab for outings. A single wall of drawer and cubby storage keeps kids' storage tucked away. As children grow, the window seat becomes a perch to read or put on shoes.
When deciding on a closet storage system for your child's room, consider a closet organizer that can grow with your child's needs. A wire closet organizer can be adjusted to accommodate hanging items and accessories at almost any height. Add personality and practicality to kid's closets with colorful mix-and-match accessories, such as plastic drawers and open baskets.
Most children's rooms come up short on storage space. If your child's closet is too small -- or she doesn't have one -- it's easy to create a totally customized kid's closet from a piece of furniture. With a little ingenuity and inspiration, an ordinary armoire transforms into a playful kid's closet. Wire baskets allow kids to see what's in store without rifling through drawers and containers. Colorful canvas and plastic bins are a cheery and inexpensive way to keep extras in place.
When customizing a kid's closet, think from a child's point of view. Infant and toddler clothes are short and slim and therefore need little space for hanging. Small children need more drawers and cubbies, so consider slipping a dresser into the closet if space permits. Remember: If you want kids to be able to dress themselves or access playthings, place those items on their level. Use stackable storage with plenty of catchall spaces for frequently used items. Labeled rolling bins sort everything from toys to blankets and are easy for small hands to reach.
Tip: Plan outfits at the beginning of the week to make mornings a breeze.
Visuals remind little ones where everything belongs. Encourage children to be part of the decluttering process with picture labels or color-coded tags that help them know where to find and return items. Sort clothing, shoes, toys, and accessories into labeled bins and drawers to get kids in the habit of cleaning up after themselves. Use shallow, transparent bins to store play clothes and toys so children don't need to empty contents to reach items at the bottom.
School, sports, and playtime come with enough accessories -- so how do you organize a shared kids' closet and respect personal space? A tall, symmetrical closet system gives each boy his own place for clothing, shoes, and accessories. Two rows of clothing rods can be adjusted as kids grow. A central tower of drawers and cubbies provides storage for folded and seasonal items. Open cubbies across the floor sort pairs of shoes.
Clever Kid's Room Storage
-Kids and clutter, they just go together, but in this ultimate kid's room, one inventive mom used cabinetry and creativity to help keep her daughter's room tidy. Hi, I'm Jill Waddy, an editor of a storage magazine and I'm going to walk you to the smart features of this ultimate kid's room. It all starts right here with a twin-sized bed. Building it into the wall like a daybed, allows plenty of open place space on the floor. Stock cabinetry components serve as built-in bedside tables. It could offer a lot more storage capacity than the average night stand. These drawers hold toys, books, blocks, and trinkets. The blue knobs and bin pulls are easy for little fingers to grip. Up top and with an easy reach of the bed, a spice drawer unit functions as an imaginative cabby rack, the perfect place to stash all the trinkets hair bows, lip balms, and tiny doll shoes this little girl loves. Underneath the bed, a full-width drawer rolls out as a toy box. It's perfect for corralling stuffed animals and dolls. The drawer is also sized to hold a twin mattress. The [unk] dividers come out, a mattress slips in, and this room is sleepover ready. Kids simply overflow with creativity. Magnetic chalkboard paint is a great way to hang art that would, otherwise, make a clutter. Wall shelves hang within the child reach are great spot to coral smaller items and display them in decorative pails or stacks. Another way to reduce clutter is to find toys that serve as storage pieces. These clever kitchen set is not only great for imaginative play, but the appliances that you hide the toys away and don't let a small closet deter you. A pair of bifold french doors converts this tiny knock into a clever storage hideaway. In addition to double hang rods to store hanging clothes, this closet got a new built-in window seat and open shelves. Not only does this unit store clothes, it also serves as a fun place to hide, read books, and daydream. To the right of the window seat, packed into the eaves of the home is the equivalent of a built-in dresser to hold folded clothes. The display front drawers more commonly used to store dry goods in the kitchen are the perfect place to put pretty hair bows, elastics, and garrets on display. Just inside the folding doors is a tower of open shelves filled with fabric line baskets. The top ones are great for out-of-season hats and mittens. The lower bends are perfect for grab-on-the go items such as little socks, tights, belts, and even dress-up clothes. So you see, helping kids take control of their clutter isn't impossible. It just takes [unk] storage solutions to create your own ultimate kids room.