If you have kids, then you know that one of the biggest challenges of all is keeping everything together AND organized. If you feel like you have tried every kind of storage solution to no avail, it’s understandable that you might be feeling rather discouraged.
However, don’t give into the endless clutter and random toy placements just yet. We bet that there’s at least a few Solutions in this collection of kids storage room ideas that will work for you and your little one(s).
PVC Type Storage
We are always talking about the useful hacks that are opened up to you when you use PVC piping. We love the way that this simple yet efficient PVC pipe set up appeals to a child’s imagination by functioning as a type of stuffed animal hotel. Your children may even feel encouraged to put their stuffed animals into storage because they get to interact with such a fun game.
Toy Box With Seat
If you are dealing with small spaces in your kids’ room, then the more functions that you can fit into each storage solution the better. What we mean by this is that it’s better to have a toy box that also functions as a bench than it is to just have a plain toy box. See how you can make a toy box that has a seat on the top with this tutorial from This Little Street.
Tote Bag “Shelves”
As parents, we tend to worry quite a bit about what our kids are getting into and the kind of possible hazards that could be hiding around the house. If you aren’t completely comfortable with the idea of your children playing under shelves at all times, then you may want to look into shelving alternatives such as this genius idea from House of Jade Interiors. We love the way that it uses reusable cloth bags as a kind of shelf alternative. Not only is it safer for your kids to reach for the toys that they would like to play with themselves, but you do not need to worry about securing the bags from falling.
Framed Board Game
We know that board games can make for a fun family night in, but did you know that they can also work as a decoration as well? We love this idea of framing board games because it serves as a fun and unique interior design idea as well as a way to keep track of where your board games are. Get the look from Infarrantly Creative.
Easy Printable Labels
If you’re going to get deep into the storage game, then you’re going to need to get your hands on printable labels. If you can find yourself a label maker, that’s even better. This tutorial from Teaching Mamawill show you how you can put labels to work to save yourself time during the cleanup and organizing sessions.
If you would like to add some shelving to your child’s room, you will want to make sure that the shelves are susceptible to the kinds of things that children like to store. This usually means operating on a crate system of some sort that allows you to organize different toy types. Connecting crates offer a great way to store a variety of toys in one place as seen from this example on Pinterest.
One of the best things about Ikea is their bright and functional children’s furniture. It’s clear that no detail was missed by the Ikea designers when you look at the furniture that is designed for young humans. Here is an exampleof the best kids room pieces that you can pick up at Ikea, including some great organizational pieces.
Shoe Storage for Toys
Those hanging shoe storage racks that go on the back of the door are so useful for other storage purposes that we wonder if anyone even uses them for shoes anymore. If your child has a lot of small stuffed animals or action toys, you will thank yourself later if you set up a shoe storage compartment for them today. See an example of a shoe rack turned toy storage here.
Mesh Hanging Storage for Toys
Speaking of hanging storage, here is an example of a type of hanging storage unit that you can hang anywhere in your child’s room. Thesemesh containers are easy for children to handle and can hold a good amount of those miscellaneous items that always seem to be the main offenders when it comes to clutter in your room.
Matchbox Car Storage
If your child has a lot of Matchbox-style cars, it can be hard to know where to store these small toys. In fact, if you’re like the rest of us, you just give up on finding a place to store them completely which means that you are inevitably going to step on one of them in the hallway at some point. Here’s an example from a Lo and Behold Lifethat will show you how you can make a little playful “garage” for your child’s budding Matchbox car collection.
Under the Bed Storage
If you are working with a small child’s room, you are going to want to focus on the main areas that host the most storage potential such as the closet, shelving, and of course, under the bed. In some cases it might be hard to source storage compartments that fit under your child’s bed. If this is a case for you, you can always make your own as seen here in this tutorial.
Baby Wipe Container for Storage
Many parents today are looking for ways that they can be more environmentally friendly in the methods that they are using to raise their children. One of the best ways that you can protect your environment is not just by recycling, but is also by reusing your material so that you do not have to go out and buy more. Within the first few years of your infant’s life, you are bound to go through many baby wipe containers. Instead of recycling them, put them aside and use them for a storage bin later. This also gives you a great opportunity to teach your child about the importance of taking care of our planet. See how to do exactly this over at Homemaking.com.
While it can be easy to write off chalkboard paint as a novelty, it really can be quite useful when you put it to work. Here is an example of a clever use for chalk paint. In this example for Apartment Therapy,chalk paint was applied to the front of a dresser which made it easy to write organizational tags on the drawers.
Kitchen Jars for Crayon Storage
While it is wonderful to have a child that is interested in art, it can also be quite messy. Before you go out and buy a lot of storage solutions for your art supplies, see if you already have a storage system in another room that could also work in your kids room. If you have organizational jars from your kitchen that are not currently in use, they actually make for a great crayon organization as seen here from HGTV.
We all want to encourage our children to read as much as possible, but kids go through a lot of books and it can be hard to find places to store them all. Look at the way that this room in Project Nurseryuses the walls of the bookshelf. It’s brilliant, because it offers you the option to store a selection of books in the room without taking up the space with a bookshelf.
Here’s another storage solution that might actually make it possible for children to help you clean up by playing along. By creating a “toy zoo”, that is to say is make-belief zoo for toys, your child can interact with the cleanup as they play because they can pretend to put all of their toy stuffed animals in the zoo.
Believe it or not, kids can also enjoy cleaning up, especially if they get to incorporate it into their play. However, even if your child is not the kind to love cleaning up, we are confident that these smart storage solutions will help you keep your child’s room in a good state.
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