How to Keep the Kids’ Bedroom Organised (Starting with a Bed)
Hello 2022, goodbye messy bedrooms…
If your new year’s resolution is to rid your home from clutter, we’re here to help – starting with your child’s bedroom. From savvy kids’ beds to handy hints, discover how to declutter your youngster’s space for good.
Say no to Wasted Space with an Efficient Bed
When it comes to decluttering your youngster’s room, it’s all about efficient furniture. With multipurpose and storage-friendly beds, you can free up space for the things that matter most – like more room for your kids to play!
With built-in bed storage, you can keep clutter safely out of sight – and you won’t need to take up floor space with another bulky cabinet or bookcase.
Here’s a handful of our most efficient kids’ beds to help you master the big clearout…
Stylish yet functional, this lovely cabin bed is bursting with clever storage solutions. There’s no need to squeeze a separate desk into the bedroom for those dreaded homework sessions – kids can simply pull out a desk from under the bed!
And with two roomy cupboards underneath the bed, kids can easily hide away their school supplies. So, no more tripping over pencil cases when you tuck the kiddiwinks in for bed.
It can be hard to declutter if the bedroom is on the smaller side. With limited space for clothes, books, and toys, it can feel like the entire bedroom is nothing more than a storage cupboard!
If that’s the case, this high sleeper bed by Parisot is here to save the day. Boasting a wardrobe, bookcase, desk and shelving, you can pack everything into one compact and efficient bed.
This bed is a dream come true for kids and parents alike. With a fun canopy roof, kids enjoy playing in their own cosy den – and with extra roomy under-bed storage, parents can enjoy hassle-free organisation. Since the bed is raised high off the ground, there’s plenty of space to keep bedding, toys, games, and shoes.
Donate Those Once-Loved Toys
It can be hard to cast aside your little one’s once-loved toys. With happy memories attached, you feel guilty for even thinking about it… but kids can be fickle when it comes to toys. And when it comes to decluttering your home, it really does pay to be firm.
Set aside an afternoon to sift through your child’s toys. If your youngster hasn’t picked up a toy in months, the chances are they won’t miss it – and it could enjoy a new life making another child happy. So, fill up a bag with those once-loved toys and donate to charity or pass them over to friends or relatives.
Then, you can display your little one’s favourite toys in style. For easy access, why not give them pride of place on a stylish shelf?
Help Kids Clear Away with Child-Friendly Storage
Make sure your child’s prized toys (or the ones you just can’t bring yourself to clear out) have their own place to call home.
With child-friendly storage, kids can easily grab their latest toys – and help tidy them away, too! Designed at a lower height, the bookcase and toy storage by Vox (below) makes tidy-up time simple. With roomy open shelves, teddies can poke their heads out and say ‘pick me!’ – so there won’t be any toys left hidden away and unused.
Reduce Clutter by Rotating your Child’s Toys
To save kids getting bored with their toy selection, rotate them regularly. Keep half of the selection stashed away safely, and leave the rest for your little one to enjoy in their room – and then swap them around every so often.
Not only will this keep kids engaged with their toys, but it means you can keep half your child’s hoard neatly stashed away. So while those teddies are enjoying a bit of downtime, they’re not cluttering up your child’s bedroom. It’s a great idea if their room is on the smaller side.
For the toys taking a bit of well-earned time off, store them in a different room – like the loft – or under the bed. The modular cabinets by Vox (below left) are ideal for stashing away toys. No matter how many storage cubes you need, you can arrange them however you like – stack ‘em or sit ‘em side-by-side, it’s up to you!
Store Clothes More Efficiently
Tired of stepping over piles of clothes in your child’s room? Can’t find the storage to squeeze any more clothes? Then it’s time to change how you organise their wardrobe – and here’s how:
- Regularly go through your child’s wardrobe and donate or sell clothes they don’t wear anymore.
- Properly fold all clothes before putting them in drawers.
- Follow a ‘one in, one out’ policy before adding to the wardrobe.
- Sort clothes by category for easier access in the mornings.
- Take advantage of vertical storage space.
- Double-hang items to fit more in the wardrobe.
- Store out-of-season clothes elsewhere, like in the loft.
- Use a trundle drawer to store surplus clothes under the bed.
If floor space is an issue, think vertical. A tall yet narrow wardrobe allows you to pack away just as many clothes as a wide and short chest of drawers – without taking up nearly as much room.
To really maximise space in your child’s wardrobe, get a wardrobe that allows you to both hang and fold clothes. The Vox Concept 3 Door Wardrobe (below) is complete with a large hanging space and adjustable shelves – so you can adapt the storage around your child’s clothes collection.
With plenty of compartments, it’s easy to separate clothes by type. Hang up outfits, and keep bulkier items like bedding or shoes in the roomy drawers.
Hide Away Clutter in Multipurpose Furniture
If your child’s bedroom is on the smaller side, you might be reluctant to fill it with bulky bookcases and space-filling storage.
That’s where multipurpose furniture comes in handy. Whether it’s a desk-table hybrid or a bed with built-in storage, you minimise the amount of furniture you need.
Take a look at the storage bench by Woood (below). With an optional matching cushion, kids can sit back and relax after a long day at school – and you can store away essentials like shoes or bedding in the three roomy drawers.
And this cabinet-meets-desk by Lifetime Kids is a real space saver, too. Not only will you find a generous storage cupboard, but you can also transform this cabinet into a spacious seating area for your child. With two pull-out benches and a roomy desk, it’s a great spot for playdates or those dreaded homework sessions.