Space-Saving Children's Room Storage Ideas

by Brooke Tolman
(last updated February 21, 2013)

Odds are your kid isn't a child prodigy when it comes to cleaning, most aren't. And it shows when you go into their rooms. While it may seem like a daunting task, keeping your child's room organized can be a relatively simple task.

Organizing a child's room isn't the same as organizing your own room though. Kids have unique personalities and their space will be utilized best if you let them in on this organizing process. First thing to do is to look at the room and see what the main problem areas are. Then ask your child what they think would be a good idea. Do they want open or closed storage bins? Do they want a bookshelf to put their books on or do they want to stack them in bins? Odds are if you let your child help with the process instead of just telling them what to do, they will be more likely to put things where they go. Here are a few fun ideas for storage in a child's room.

  • Instead of plain shelves on the wall, hang up things like bicycle baskets or some other fun type of basket. Or let your child paint the shelves his or her favorite color.
  • Put their bed on risers and store bins underneath it. If it's high enough they can even make a fort underneath and store blankets under as well.
  • Use an over the door hanging shoe bag to store stuffed animals in. Nestle them in with their heads hanging out and tell your kids that that's their bed and they need to put the animals back in their beds every night so they can sleep.
  • Install hooks on the back of their door on which to hang hooks where they can hang their jackets, umbrellas, or sports jerseys.
  • Install two eyehooks on the wall and run a rope in between to create a sort of clothes line. You can use clothes pins to hang artwork, school work, or post cards from it.
  • Build cubby holes and make a cubby hole for each particular item. Insert baskets in particular cubby holes for books and such.
  • Provide your child with a desk where they use the drawers to keep homework or all their art supplies. Desks are an excellent use of space.

Whatever you decide for your child's room, whether it is shelves, cubes, or a toy box, remember that your child is a child and their room probably won't stay clean for long.

Author Bio

Brooke Tolman

Brooke is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. She currently resides in Seattle where she works as a freelance data analyst and personal trainer. She hopes to spend her life camping and traveling the world. ...


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