Do you struggle to keep your kid’s room clean? It’s not uncommon for children to pile their toys and clothes in the corner, resulting in a cluttered appearance that does their room no justice. In most cases, however, this can be avoided by providing your child with different areas to store his or her belongings.
Adding the right storage solutions to your kid’s room will encourage them to put up their belongings rather than tossing them in the corner. Unfortunately, most parents fail to provide “fun” storage areas for their kids. They may install a basic shelving system or bookcase and call it a day. In order to get your child to put up their belongings, you must have to think outside of the box when it comes to storage.
One simple yet incredibly effective storage solution for a kid’s room is a set of cubby bins (see image above). They are lightweight, versatile, easy to maneuver, and can be used practically anywhere in a kid’s room. Setting up a 4-6 cubby bins inside your kid’s closet opens up a whole new world of storage possibilities. Of course, you can also place the cubby bins underneath their bed, on top of a dresser, or anywhere else you see fit.
If you’re going to use cubby bins in your kid’s room, it’s probably a good idea to label the front with its respective contents. The example shown above features illustrative labels – socks and moon crescent – so the child can understand them.
A chest is another fun storage solution that kids seem to love. Perhaps this is due to the fact that chests are associated with pirate treasure. Regardless, you can use this to your advantage by placing a large storage chest somewhere in your kid’s room. Chests are great for storing a variety of items, especially those awkwardly shaped toys.
Another benefit of using a storage chest in your kid’s room is the stylish touch it adds to the decor. Antique chests and trunks have a certain rustic feel that compliments most bedroom designs.
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to take a step away from the norm, you should consider setting up hanging storage baskets in your kid’s room. Take some traditional picture hanging hooks (the heavy-duty variety), install them in a wall stud, and hang some baskets from it.
The key thing to remember with this project is to place the baskets low enough for your child to reach. If the baskets are hung 6 feet into the air, your child probably won’t get much use out of them.