Kids Storage Made Simple
There’s not doubt about it: Clutter has a way of creeping into every room. From clothes on the floor of a kids’ bedroom to toys in a playroom to knickknacks finding their way under your foot every time (yes, every time), messes never let up. But these useful storage tips will help keep your home organized and clear.
Storage is a playroom’s best friend.
The kids’ playroom is undoubtedly the place where toys reign. Believe it or not, there are ways to contain them.
- A toy box is a must-have for any playroom, since they can hold a lot and most can close, keeping toys and games out of sight.
- Utilize plenty of open storage, since it makes it much easier for the little ones to help with cleanup time. Plus, if kids can see their toys, they’ll play with them.
- Shelving is key. A bookcase or wall shelf is a great way to keep things organized without using up a lot of floor space.
Utilize under-bed space in the bedroom.
Tell the monster under the bed to move over, because you need that space for your kids’ storage. Whether you’re storing toys, kids blankets, or even some of your own things, the space under a kid’s bed is commonly underused.
- Flat rolling bins are perfect for under-bed storage, since they can easily be pulled in and out from underneath.
- Some kids beds even have built in drawers and open storage (like our Topside Bed and Crib). This is a great way to put your kids bedroom furniture to double duty.
- And, if you’re still in a nursery, don’t be afraid to store stuff under the crib or any other piece of nursery furniture.
Closet organization is key.
Closets are infamous for being a beacon of clutter. Keeping a kids closet (or your own) is easier than you think.
- Maximize that closet space with a hanging organizer, which will allow you to store vertically while letting you keep your floor space.
- Install a second rod in the closet a couple of feet below the top rod. The tiny sizes of kids’ clothes mean you can fit that extra row in.
- Best of all, closets have this amazing invention called a door. It keeps all the clutter completely out of sight, so it’s the perfect place to store extra kids blankets, kids bath towels, toys and more.
Stock up on bins and baskets.
We simply cannot say enough about the importance of plenty of bins and baskets. But we’ll at least try.
- Many of our cube bins fit perfectly with our bookshelves, making them the perfect team for tackling messes.
- Color-coding your storage bins can make cleanup time easier for kids, and can even be turned into a game (i.e. blocks go in green, cars go in red, etc…).
- Storage bins and baskets are especially handy if they’re holding items that may travel from room to room. They make it easy to bring toys from the kids’ bedroom to the playroom during playtime.
Bookcases aren’t just for books.
Like most kids furniture, bookcases don’t like being pigeonholed into one task. So rather than reserve their shelves just for books, put them to work with storage duties.
- Baskets are a great way for holding odds and ends, and they can look quite nice tucked away on a bookcase.
- Bookcases are also a great way to get the most out of a little floor space. Since you have multiple shelves stacked vertically, you can save your floor space for more important things.
- The lifespan of a bookcase makes it a worthwhile investment immediately. It can begin its career as a piece of nursery furniture, then move on to a kids bedroom, and even wind up in a living room or playroom.
Don’t let clutter in your home intimidate you. There are plenty of kids storage options that’ll help keep things under control in your playroom, nursery, bedroom and more. Just don’t ask us to come over when it’s cleanup time.