If you have kids, then the sight of messy rooms or even that painful experience of stepping on Lego pieces may be part and parcel of your everyday life.
Finding the right storage solution to keep your child’s room tidy can at times be tricky.
With that in mind, I thought I’d share with you a few of my simple tips on how to organise a child’s room without compromising on style.
Use storage that can double up as decor
These colourful boxes are used to tidy away toy cars. You could even consider making your own pretty storage by wrapping recycled boxes in colourful gift wrap or patterned sticky back plastic.
You could create stylish labels for the boxes by using a Dymo label maker or chalk board labels.
Pokémon tins bought from Ebay, can be used to store a growing card collection and you can paint the insides of recycled wooden boxes to create shelves or use stylish jars or mugs to store small objects like playing dice and marbles.
A fun activity that you could do with the kids is to create your own personalised jars at one of those ‘paint your own ceramics’ centres in town.
Add a few decorative accessories to complete and balance out the look of the storage
The aim here is to ensure the storage is in keeping with your child’s age and interest but still looks nice as décor.
Use toys to store toys!
Use fun containers, such as this giant Lego brick box used for Lego figurines and turn organising Lego pieces by colour into a fun racing game.
Opt for under bed drawers for additional storage
The drawers here are part of a truckle bed and are an easy way to quickly clear up a messy room. They can also be used to store clothes or bedding throughout the year.
If you don’t have a truckle bed drawer, you could consider getting some under bed storage boxes on castors. Try the Brusali under bed storage box from Ikea for an affordable option.
Make use of alcove spaces with book shelves
You can also add a small chest of drawers and chair as above, to convert the shelving area into a clever desk space.
Use fabric laundry bags to house toys
The bags can be placed on the floor within reach or hung behind the door to keep the floor space tidy.
You could even customise the bags with iron on alphabet labels to help the kids identify where the toys need to go.
I hope you’ve found these tips useful. If, like me, you can’t bear to part with some of your child’s favourite toys or books then Shurgard self-storage could be the way forward.
Keeping a big box of toys and books safe in storage for a few years means that younger children can enjoy them in years to come, and they could even be passed down to your future grandchildren to enjoy too.