Children may be small, but when you add up all the things that go along with them you may find yourself with an overflowing room. Creating storage is the first step to getting a room under control; here are some ideas for inexpensive solutions.
Organize Bath Time
If you have very young children at home, the bathroom can run the risk of becoming overcrowded with bath time toys. There are several simple storage solutions to alleviate this problem. One of them is a bath tub bag. These are made of heavy duty plastic with a mesh bottom and back, for easy drainage.
They can be stuck to the wall with the attached suction cups so that toys don’t spill everywhere. Bathroom caddies in the bottom of cabinets can help kids keep shampoo, bubble bath and toothpaste in order. They are plastic and easy to clean and also great at catching unsuspected leaks.
Keeping the Toys Tidy
A plastic drawer tower is a great bedroom storage solution for kids. Great for storing art supplies, CDs, trinkets and small toys. The drawers are transparent so it’s easy to see what’s where. Toy chests come in all sizes and different materials from pine to tough plastic. These are a simple solution for larger toys and board games.
Rolling toy boxes are ideal for smaller children who like to be on the move with their toys, and they make clearing up after a lot easier. Bookshelves are a must for any children’s room. Remember to make them height accessible and take advantage of their storage space by choosing bookshelves with more shelves that are closer together rather than fewer, taller shelves.
Up in the Air Storage
A crown moulding shelf or a shelf over the doorway can be a great storage idea for items that are often looked at but seldom handled. This is a great place for photographs, trophies, models and/or artwork.
In the Closet
Utilize closet space to the max by filling shelving or racks to keep clothes neat and tidy. Add a chest of drawers to walk-in closets. Make the most of the back of closet doors for a row of hooks for hanging hats, coats and scarves. Don’t forget to position them at a child-friendly height.
Under the Bed
Keep the dust monsters at bay and take advantage of space under the bed by using plastic crates and functional baskets. These can be used to store toys, games and even your child’s bedding. Disguise them with a detachable Velcro valance for easy access.
Remember that bunk and loft style beds also create extra storage opportunities and free up floor space.