Let’s face it; the playroom can undoubtedly be one of the most daunting areas of your home. No matter how much you clean it, it always seems to appear messy. Not to mention how difficult it is to dodge all the toy cars and Lego pieces on the floor.
Below, we are going to take a look at six tips you can follow to keep your kids’ playroom tidy and organized.
Let’s get started!
Declutter old toys
The first step you want to take when organizing your playroom is to declutter. Get rid of rubbish, throw away anything broken and donate unwanted toys to those in need. This will give you a fresh start, and you’ll have a lot more room to work with.
It can be wise to do this without your little one around. Just make sure you don’t throw away anything too precious.
Get adequate storage
The key to organization is storage, and we aren’t just talking about regular cupboards. Having something like these stackable storage bins will prevent items from going missing.
There are also some creative ideas you can try out too. For instance, you might hang a net across the ceiling to create room for all of the plush toys. The options are endless.
Create kid-friendly labels
To get the most out of your storage and make clean-up less stressful, labeling is essential. Everything will have its spot, and you’ll be able to locate a specific toy/activity much easier. Just make sure they are kid-friendly. If your children can’t read, use pictures and stick them to the front of each tub.
Make use of wall space
The walls of a room have a lot of potential, so make sure you use them to your advantage. Pegboards are great for art and craft supplies, and over-the-door shoe hangers can also be used for added storage. Check out these other ways to use your vertical space for more inspiration.
Encourage your children to help clean
Cleaning up is an important skill for your children to learn, and the playroom is a great place to get started. To encourage and motivate them, consider using a reward system. If they put everything back where it belongs, they get a sticker added to their chart. Once they receive enough, they get a prize. This doesn’t need to be another toy, either. It could be something like getting to pick dinner for the night or going on an outing as a family.
Rotate toys regularly
Finally, the last tip to keep your playroom organized is to try rotating out the toys. If there is something they are no longer using, box it up and put it in the garage. Every few months, you can then swap them out again. Not only does this make “old” toys exciting, but it will free up a lot of space. You can even do it with books as well.
And that’s it! What do you think? Are there any other tips you would add to this list?