Does your child’s playroom look like something out of a natural disaster movie? Below are different simple ways you can organize your kid’s playroom.

Make Enough Space on the Floor

A playroom is meant to be free enough for children to play in, but this cannot be comfortable for them if there is only very little space available on the floor. Rather than reducing space by filling the floor with books and bins, try installing wall-mounted fittings where you can hang bookshelves and bins.

Change Random Toys

At the end of every month, or probably at the beginning, take a survey of the room and try to find out which toys the kids have not been playing with recently. Take those toys, put them in bins and store them away. You can replace them with new toys. After about a month or so, bring those toys back to the room. You will be surprised at how excited the kids would be at seeing their old toys. They would seem new to them. However, if your kids are not very excited about seeing them, that means it’s time for you to donate those unwanted toys to charity. We understand that due to your busy schedule, it can be tough remembering to change the bins of toys. You can always set reminders on your phone to help you remember.

Utilize Items That Can Serve Double Functions

Some stuff in a playroom can perform more than one function. The storage boxes, for instance, can also be used as seats. Clothespins can be used to display your child’s drawings, and can also function automatically as means of drying their painted works without having to take up the table and floor spaces with drying racks.

Be the Child First

A playroom is meant for little kids who are, of course, not as tall as you. You may not know it, but there are some bins you may have placed too high for your child’s reach. One way you can solve this problem is by sitting down on the floor of the room and trying to see things from your child’s perspectives. You may realize that there is some important stuff your hands can’t reach. Make sure the important things are easily accessible to them. You can put a firm stool in the room; this will allow them easy access to books on the shelves.

Use Tags

Putting tags on the stuff in your kid’s playroom will make it a lot more organized. Labeling the bins work like magic. If your kid is still very young to identify words, you can put picture tags on all the bins so that your kid will know the right things to put in the right places. A bin labeled with a picture tag of cars will help your child know that every car toy goes into that particular bin.

Organize with Your Child

This may seem like trying to punish the kid for messing up the room, but it’s really not. In fact, it is fun and quite helpful. Involving your kid in tidying up the playroom will enable the kid to know the right place particular stuff goes. It will help the child know the general layout of all the toys and books. Also, it makes the child learn to tidy up after his or herself without your help. A habit developed from the cradle will ultimately live with the child till old age. While cleaning with your kid, however, both of you can discuss which unwanted stuff should be given out; this will be a lesson on charity.

It will not always be perfect

No matter how much you try to organize your child’s playroom, it will not always be organized. The playroom belongs to a kid, not an adult; therefore, you should not expect that the caps will always go back to the right color markers every time. The room will still be messy at the end of every day. Do not let that bother you. There are too many things going on in your life, and so you should not stress out yourself over one room in the house. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Start small and choose what works for you and your family. Ultimately, you will be glad about what you have accomplished so far.

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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.

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