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Sunday, October 21, 2012

31 Days of Organizing Tips: Day 21 (Kids' Bedrooms)

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Welcome to Day Twenty-One of the 31 Days of Organizing Tips series!  I'm so glad you've joined me.  Throughout this series I'll be sharing organizing tips that will help you on your journey from overwhelmed to organized.  I'll include lots of pictures and links for ideas that I've found around the web that relate to the topic each day.  You'll find a complete list of all the posts in the 31 Days of Organizing Tips tab above, or at the end of this post.

Kids' Rooms
If your kids' rooms often look like the one in this picture, then today's tips are for you!  Today, I'll be sharing tips for organizing your kids' bedrooms.

Bedrooms are used for sleeping {hopefully!} but they also hold kids' clothes, books and often toys.  Many times off season clothes or clothes to grow into are also stored in kids rooms.  If there aren't organized systems in place, kids' rooms can get overwhelming.  But there's hope... read on :)

To get started, click the link below the picture above for a great article on how to organize your kids' rooms from the HGTV show "Consumed".  {And if you've never seen the show, I highly recommend that you check it out.  It's great!  Jill really helps overwhelmed people purge their possessions so they can enjoy their homes, possessions, and families again.}

Here are a few more tips for organizing kids' rooms:

1.  Use the space under kids' beds for storing toys or off season clothes.

Organized Kids' Rooms
2.  Bookshelves are great for storing books, but they also give kids a place to display special items such as pictures, breakable items, trophies, and treasured creations.

Organizing Kids' Rooms

Here's an example where floating shelves are used to store Lego creations (like all those Lego castles and ships and vehicles and ... oops I digress!).  Back to my point... shelves help keep these masterpieces up high where they can be admired and where they aren't accidentally broken.

Organized Kids' Rooms

3.  Roll clothes to save space in drawers or drawer organizer bins.  Plus it makes it easier to find what you're looking for without the mess that comes with clothes that are in piles ('cause you know you always need one from the bottom or middle of the pile!).

Organizing My Kids' Dressers

4.  Use drawer dividers to help keep dresser drawers neat and tidy (and add shelf paper, wrapping paper, or wallpaper to pretty up the inside - your kids will want to keep them neater!).  You can purchase spring loaded adjustable dividers or make your own.  Or you can use short bins or boxes inside the drawers.  Click the link below the picture for a tutorial on making these wooden dividers.

Conquering Kids' Clothing Clutter

5.  Use double rods and lots of shelves in kids' closets to maximize space and make everything accessible for kids.  You can also hang off season clothes up high and the current season's clothes lower.  If you're storing toys in the closet, use containers on the shelves to keep everything grouped and organized.

Kids' Closet Organization

Here's another example of a closet with double rods and lots of shelves with baskets.  This picture also shows the use of a shoe organizer on the back of the closet door (for shoes or for toys, socks, hair accessories, or jewelry).


6.  If you store hand-me-down clothes from an older child for a younger one (or are fortunate enough to receive hand-me-downs from a friend or relative), here's a great inventory list to help you remember what you have (click the link below the picture).

Hand-me-down Organizer Printable
Please remember to pin from the original source for all of these lovely pictures!

For Day Twenty-One, go through your child's room and purge as much as possible.  Then choose one of these tips and get started on organizing their room.

For more ideas on organizing bedrooms, follow my organizing bedrooms Pinterest board.

{Note:  If you're getting overwhelmed with all the ideas in this series, please understand that is NOT my intention! :)  This series is designed for me to write every day for a month, not for you to completely organize your house in a month.  That thought overwhelms me!  So, feel free to skim and pin/bookmark these tips now and then come back later when you're ready to tackle a particular organizing project.  I'll add a button or tab to the blog at the end of the series that will make it easy for you to find all the posts.  Hope that take some pressure off!}

Tomorrow we'll continue with tips for organizing other spaces in your house.  I look forward to going through this series with you and hearing your tips too!

How do you organize your kids' bedrooms?  What's the best organizing tip you've implemented?

Have a great day and happy organizing!

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