Organization Ideas for Kid Spaces (In Time for the Holidays!)
November 15, 2018
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Especially if you are a kid. But if you’re like most parents you probably dread that extra load of “stuff” that always comes with the holiday season. The kiddos can’t keep their rooms clean now, and then add all those gifts from grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends? Well, it can be less than wonderful for home organization. Our organization ideas for kid spaces are the perfect thing for keeping everyone on the nice list this holiday season.
Remember the One In, One Out Rule
Teach your child when they get a new toy or even a new sweater, the old ones can be donated. Children can learn that space around the house is finite and that continuing to collect eventually leads to clutter and lost toys. They should also learn that donating items can help others. Holidays are especially a good time to teach the idea of out with the old and in with the new.
Everything in Its Place
Our stuff needs a home too. Labeling containers can help children understand where their things belong. Younger kids can gain from having picture labels along with words. When little ones ask you to find something, point out to them that you know where it is because it has a home and it’s important to return it back to its home for next time.
Use Lists and Create a Rotation
Kids love to cross things off and by creating a list you’re teaching them how to organize their thoughts. Lists can be helpful for packing toys away for later use. Rotating toys for each season or every few months will keep clutter to a minimum and boredom at bay.
Clear boxes are perfect for small miscellaneous items. Clear plastic shoe boxes are the perfect size for sorting items and stacking them in closets or shelves. You can add labels, but kids can always see each type of toy at a glance—label or not.
It’s Curtains for Clutter
If keeping shelves and closets organized is just too much of a challenge for your little one, simply conceal them with fabric that coordinates with your child’s bedding. Tension rods and premade curtain panels will make short work of hiding the clutter when holiday visitors arrive.
From the living room to the kids’ bedrooms, every parent knows it’s an ongoing struggle to keep the toys, books, shoes, and more picked up and put away. Do the other areas of your house need some help too? Check out our room to room guide to decluttering for helpful and simple tips to make it as easy as a spring breeze. And remember we are always here to help our Sparta, NJ storage customers to reduce clutter and keep your items safe throughout the year.
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