Organizing Kids

by Karen Bates
(last updated June 3, 2014)

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Looking at your child's room, it can be hard to believe that such an area could ever be organized. With toys, clothes, and other messes littered over the floor, you might just want to give up on the idea of keeping your kid's room organized at all.

Although the work of keeping a child's room clean and organized may seem futile, there are some fun ways to get things organized and neat in a kid's room and play area. Toys and clothes can be neatly put away using various creative organization techniques. If you want to get your kids organized, try some of these helpful ideas:

  • A toy box is nice, but it doesn't do much to organize your child's toys. Try shelves, cubbies, or bins where your child can put different types of toys. You might even go as far as to label each shelf, cubby or bin depending on each category of toy. Have your child help create labels and even draw pictures on them.
  • Utilize the space under your child's bed for storing items. Instead of pushing messes under the bed to hide them, help your child set up a system of organization in this area. You can find containers that fit perfectly under the bed, and some boxes are small enough to be kept there as well. Because it can be a little inconvenient to get to things from under the bed, you may want to store things there that are not used too often.
  • If your child has stuffed animals all over the room, an ideal way to store these furry critters is by setting up a net in one corner of the room. A stuffed animal net gives your child a place to get these toys out of the way while still keeping them on display.
  • Make the most of the space in your child's closet. There are many ways to organize the closet, including the use of bins, shelves, drawers, and boxes. You can keep things that won't be used as often in the harder-to-reach parts of the closet, but if you organize the space right you can make items easy to access for a young person. If you keep clothes in your child's closer, you will need to choose a way to organized it, such as grouping items by color or type. You can also use this idea if clothes are kept in drawers. Store out-of-season clothes in a bin so you can make more room for the clothes your child will be wearing most.

With a little bit of work, you and your child can create an organized space where every item has a place.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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What is five less than 5?

2014-06-03 09:38:11

JJ

I'm not a parent, but I have babysat many young children. I think these ideas are just what some of them need. If you can show them where their toys and such go, and perhaps reward them when they keep their rooms tidy, that just might help. I like the suggestions very much!


2014-06-03 09:33:03

Ihatehousework

Right. And let's see them keep it orderly! If you can get them to do that, you're a better parent than I!


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