As most mums know, organizing childrens’ rooms can be a bewildering task. In fact, most of you have probably given up entirely on the idea that having kids and a tidy home is even doable.
If your home always looks like a warzone full of kids clothes and toys, and a well-organized space seems more like a fantasy, you will definitely find our post helpful.
So here are 5 true and tried organization tricks you can follow if your biggest wish for 2021 is to have neatly stacked folders, an easy-to-navigate clothes storage system and quick access to accessories.
1. Stop Excessive Shopping
Being mindful about excessive kids clothes shopping is the first thing you need to consider when looking to organize your little ones’ rooms. If you wish to reduce the items that are suffocating their space so that you can clean up their room in three minutes, make a promise to yourself to stop bringing excess into the house.
Your family’s golden rule should be that nothing is purchased unless it’s found on the shopping list, and once an item is bought, another one needs to go out. This will be much easier to do if you start investing in quality and not in quantity. In that regard, try and only buy toys that are made out of sustainable materials and designer baby clothes that stand the test of time.
2. Clear All The Storage Space
One of the basic rules of organizing is that inventory must conform to storage. Since children have the tendency to throw all their clothes on the floor, it’s best to start from bottom up.
Once you cleared the floor you can move to surfaces, then empty out drawers and interiors and make it your goal to take everything out. Like this you can have a better view of what stays, what is thrown and what is donated.
Just a word of caution here! To avoid tantrums, before throwing anything out try and talk with your kids and make them understand why they need to let some of the things go. As many parents can agree, when kids have fewer things they tend to love them more. Once the space is all clear, clean and refreshed, you can start adding in some new high end kids clothes that you will not need to throw after just one wear.
3. Buy Bins For Storage
Let’s discuss bin storage now! Bins are life saving when you’re looking for an efficient solution to store toys, colored crayons but also seasonal clothes, underwear, socks or accessories. We recommend that you buy some bins that are clear, shallow and wide so that kids can see what’s inside without needing to throw the entire content on the floor.
4. Use A Labelling System
Labels are a great way to keep children’s clothes well organized. Whether you are using labels to store things in the wardrobe, in storage bins or for preventing clothes from getting lost at the kindergarden or school, they will prove to be a good method to keep things sorted.
When it comes to labeling kids clothes there is not just one way, or the best way to do it. There are companies that create personalized labels, either as sticker labels or iron-on labels, but you can use an ink laundry marker pen to write names onto the clothes With so many labelling systems to choose from, it all comes down to using the one that works best for you and your family.