With the kids getting ready to head back to school after Winter break, I’m putting these 10 Strategies for Organizing Your Child’s Playroom to use! I love to take advantage of this time by cleaning and decluttering their room. It gets done quicker when they are not around to follow behind me making messes.
Does anyone else have this same problem? If you are taking advantage of the kids back in school and decluttering their room, here are some tips to help you get your kiddos rooms organized!
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10 Strategies for Organizing Your Child’s Playroom
1) Storage Bins: Storage Bins work great to keep toys separate, and for some reason, my kids seem to do better at picking up when things go back in a bin. I have a Storage Bin Shelving Unit and it was one of the best things I’ve ever purchased to help get toys organized. The bins come in three colors so it allows for easy sorting.
2) Small Trash Can: Keep a small trash can in the room to help keep trash under control. I keep one right by their door so whether they are on their way in or out, they can get rid of any trash. I just throw in plastic grocery bags, they fit perfectly, so I am reusing while reducing mess.
3) Designated School Spot: Have a designated spot for school items. This will keep them from throwing their coat, book bag, and lunch box in different areas on their way in. It also saves time in the morning too.
4) Toy Selection: Only keep in their room, the toys they play with. I’ve found that too many toys available, means more messes then I care to look at. 😉 If it isn’t something they play with weekly, think about keeping it in a storage closet, playroom, or other areas.
5) Make The Bed: Include making the bed in a morning routine. If made each morning it can make the room look cleaner instantly. I have to remind myself in my own room, especially on the days when I hit the snooze button a little too much. It’s amazing the change a made bed can make in a room, and it is much easier on the eyes.
6) Clean-Up Game: Make a game of cleaning up. Turn on a timer, assign kids a certain type of toy or color, whatever works. When cleaning up is fun, they forget they are even cleaning up! My son loves being the “winner” so he is a quick picker upper when we use the timer.
7) Basket Clean-Up: Bring along a basket when cleaning up so you can weed out what doesn’t belong. It is amazing the random things I come across when picking up my kids’ room. Throwing those things in a basket and taking a quick walk to return them to their homes makes it a little easier.
8) Have a Garage Sale: When you have a good amount of unused toys, have a garage sale. Have the kids set up a lemonade stand and add to their piggy jar while getting rid of things. You could also take the kids along to donate the toys to a shelter or donation center and make it a rewarding experience on the inside.
9) Toy Toss Rule: I have a rule that if something gets stepped on more then once, it gets tossed. If they don’t care enough about it to keep it picked up and out of harm’s way, they don’t get it anymore.
10) Shut the Door: If all else fails, shut the door. There are days where I just plain don’t feel like tackling the mess and on those days, I just shut the door for an hour or so. I can clear my mind of the stress and get to a “happy cleaning” place to get motivated for tackling what is beyond the door. I know, I’m odd, but it works for me. 😀
Do you have any favorite tip you would like to share? Drop me a comment below! I’d love to see how others save time and stress when decluttering and organizing their rooms.