Believe it or not, but it is actually possible to keep your day job and have a clean house, even with kids. As working moms can attest to, sometimes the last thing that is on your mind is making sure all the dust bunnies are gone and the kitchen floor is spic-and-span. If you have toddlers or multiple kiddos, it can be even more tiring to keep the house clean and organized. When it comes to your kids’ rooms, in particular, it can seem nearly impossible to make sure everything is in order, day in and day out. Let’s face it - there are simply more important things in life than making sure all the toys are picked up, the beds are made, and the magazines are put away. However, this doesn’t mean we all don’t want a clean home, right?
Even though you may be saying to yourself right now reading this, “I don’t have enough time, nor do I really care if my kids have an organized toy chest and room”, we’d guarantee that you won’t stop reading if we tell you we have the organization solution you’ve been dreaming of. That’s right, we have a whole host of ideas that will help you cleverly and conveniently store your child’s belongings, without having to spend your entire evening picking up after them.
● Get color-coordinated. When it comes to storing ALL of your child’s toys, clothes, books, and other random items, one of the secrets to keeping things in order is to adopt a color coordinated model. Not only will this make the whole clean up process easier on you, but it may actually encourage your kiddos to put toys away when they are done with them - just maybe.
● Go label crazy. As your kids get older the more involved they want to be. If they are in the “dress themselves” phase of childhood, a great way to keep things organized and efficiently stored is by labeling all shelves, drawers, and baskets. By labeling everything, your kids will quickly learn that each item has a specific ‘home’, and they will therefore have an easier time putting things away.
● Strategically use the space under the bed. Alright, we all know that the space under our bed is where we stuff all those things we don’t know what to do with, right? Not so fast. If you have kids and are short on storage space, try implementing some organization under the bed, instead of just teaching your kids that’s where we throw everything that doesn’t have a home. You can easily place a couple dresser drawers under the bed loose, which will help your organization right away.
● Don’t be afraid to display dress-up clothes. It’s safe to say that one of the biggest messes your kids can create is when it comes time to play dress up. In order to avoid an unsightly disaster, time and time again, why not leave the dress-up clothes out where they can see them? You can easily construct a DIY garment rack, then all you will need are a few hangers. With the dress up clothes out for everyone to see, they are much less likely to create a mess, and they may actually hang the clothes back up when done!
We hope these few ideas will give you a good place to start when it comes to organizing your child’s room. With a little creative thinking and a few weekend hours, you will be able to get everyone on the same page when it comes to storing and organizing items, which will in turn make your life all the more easier. For more storage ideas and kids furniture in general, check out Mom’s Bunk House.