How often have you wished for more space in your child’s room? How often have you asked your child to clean up their room or to at least to tidy it? Probably more times than you care to remember.
A child’s room seems to always be cluttered with toys, clothes or just stuff. It seems like it is just par for the course that your child’s room will be one of the most cluttered rooms in your house. But it doesn’t have to be. Use the following tips to help you better organize your child’s room.
Embrace Your Inner Child
Before going into your child’s room with a garbage bag and loading everything up for a trip to the dump, try looking at things through their eyes. Get down to the level of your child and see what they see. The answer may be as simple as bringing in storage bins that are within your child’s reach. Perhaps the bottom dresser drawer is difficult to open or they cannot reach the knob on the closet door.
An even better option is to involve your child in the organizational process. Ask them where they want to store their toys, their clothes, etc. By allowing them to be part of the process, you will help them better understand the organizational process and why it is important.
Labelling all bins, drawers, bookshelves and closet space can be a great way to help your child build better organizational skills. By labelling, you will give everything a place, and all they need to do is to match the item with its name.
Do not be afraid to use pictures as well. A picture of a sock shows them where their socks go. Not only is labelling a great organizational tool, it can also be a great game as well and encourage and develop reading skills.
Build or Install Shelves
By adding shelves, you can create space where there was none before. A shelf can hold everything you need, and shelving will give you a space to move some of the floor clutter. Shelves can also work in the closet and can quickly become makeshift places to hang extra clothes by adding a few hangers. Remember, the items that go on the shelves should be rarely used items, as your child will not have easy access to them. Thus shelves are more for display than for everyday use by your child.
An organized room will not only bring a sense of order into your home, but is will also give your child more space to play. An organized room will allow easier access to toys and clothes and less chaos when it comes to finding things in the room. If your family is expanding and you need a bigger house, be sure to contact the realtors at Benedict Devlin today!