Winter is the time to get your house organized, especially your kids’ rooms. If your kids are getting bored often, some reorganization may help. I’ve found that when I reorganize and clean our their rooms, they rediscover their old toys!
The first thing you need to do to get any kids room organized is declutter. Take everything out of the cabinets and drawers and wipe out the inside. Dust any shelves. Get rid of toys, books, and clothes that your kids have outgrown!
“The more things you own, the more they own you.”
Next, you need to find a home for everything you decide to keep. Keep like items together. Organize their toys, books, and clothing in a way that make sense for them. Put activities you don’t want them to access on their own on high shelves. Put items you want them to use independently low enough for them to reach.
Last, label everything! Your kids will be more likely to keep their room somewhat organized if they can easily see where things are supposed to go. If your kids can’t read, label with pictures.
Here is what I did in my kids’ rooms:
I decluttered their shelf that also serves as their nightstand so that only a few decoration remained. Their books are inside the cabinets separated by age group.
I did the same to the top of their dresser.
My girls share one dresser, so I keep my older daughter’s clothes on the left side, and the younger daughter’s clothes on the right side. Another way you could do this is to put the older child’s clothes in the top drawers and the younger child’s clothes in the bottom drawers where they can reach them more easily.
In their closet, I also hung their clothes on separate sides of the closet.
I hung scarves on a hanger.
I turned the hangers around if the clothes were out of season.
I hung outfits together on the same hanger.
I utilized their under-bed storage for shoes, alternating the direction of their shoes to save space.
The other drawer under their bed holds stuffed animals and extra blankets.
I organized the toys in their closet by type. Craft/activity sets are in the baskets on the left. Legos are lined up on the right.
I decluttered the top of my son’s nightstand so that only some sports-themed decorations remained. I organized his books by type.
I organized his drawers by type of clothing, and each drawer by type as well. This drawer has piles of athletic shirts, short-sleeved shirts, and long-sleeved shirts.
I organized the few clothes he has hung in his closet by type and turned the hanger around for anything out of season. I put extra blankets on his shelf.
I hung a hook rail behind his door for him to easily hang up jackets and his backpack.
I cleared his desktop of junk and kept a few decorations and frequently used items.
I organized his Lego sets under his Lego table.
I organized his loose Legos by color and put them in labeled bins.
I organized his toys and electronics and put them in labeled bins in his closet.
How do you help your kids organize their rooms? Share your ideas in the comments!