Children Playrooms are so much fun to organize! It's one of my favorite places. There are no restrictions on how to do it. Kids are very flexible when it comes to their space. Whether your playroom is large or small, these tips will help you get your spaced more organized, less cleaning and straightening up, and more fun at play.
Organizing Children Playroom for Good
Small bins for small items:
Store items in the container and be sure to label the front of the bin. Containers with attached lids that fold back work nicely because no parent wants to have to hunt for a top. They are perfect for children who like to move around the house and play too. Just take the lid with you and the handle will help them or you carry it. Brilliant idea!
Creating Children Labels:
If your child can't read yet, use a photo of the object that is inside. If you want to help them associate words with objects, add the name to the top of the image similar to the picture below. You can create this easily in Microsoft Word or Google Docs. I like to use a large label template and print it out on full sheet Avery labels. They are sturdy and can easily come off plastic bins. If you want to dress up the tags, you can create a decorative box around the image and word.
Craft area that would have made Pablo Picasso jealous:
Use pencil, markers, and crayons organizers work perfectly for items that are often used like crayons, pencils, markers, etc...
If you don't like the carousel idea, you can use plastic shoe box bins with lids and add labels to the front. Here is an example of a set of craft area labels I used for our carousel organizer and bins when my kids were smaller in their art zone.
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- Tip: Watch your child play and identify how he/she plays with them. Does he group them by color or by size? Then, determine how you are going to store the Legos. This post is the way I organized my kid's Legos.
Gather all the cases and accessories for electronic games into one area:
Some Organizers will hold controllers, headsets, games, and other items needed to play the games.
Sort Board games by age:
Use a cabinet or closet to sort all the board games. Use the lower shelves for games they can pull from themselves. Use the higher shelves for the games that you want to be present when they are playing them. Not all games are appropriate to be played by themselves so sorting them by age works perfectly.
Tip: To keep the clutter at bay, you can also transform a large or small closet into a place to store games and other larger toys. In the image above, I found that just labeling every box and rearranging the content on the shelves helped this client. She was even able to close the doors when the kids weren't in the room. It was a win-win for the entire family.
Have an area for larger toys and create pretend zones:
Having zones in your playroom like dress-up, playing house, and Barbie world, allows kids to get emerged in the pretend play experience. My kids loved it when they had all their things around them in this area. For larger toys, set up an area of the playroom for them. I find it is better to have a corner used for these type of items. Remember, if it an outside toy, see if you can store in in the garage or shed or even the backyard instead of inside the house.
I hope these tips help you make a beautiful playroom. I hope your kids love it and spend many hours using their imagination in it. Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you on how your playroom organization is going, and if you encounter any issues or any tips, you may have to share.
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