Let’s be honest … the hardest room in the house to keep clean is our kid’s. Besides the fact that (many) kids are slobs and works in progress, it often feels like they’re only capable of picking up so many toys. And once they reach that limit, a neat room is out of the question. But this doesn’t have to be the case. The trick is all in the storage. Yes, if you have fun, kid-friendly, accessible storage in their rooms, they are far more likely to tidy up their space (and maybe even enjoy it!). I know … it seems too good to be true. However, I’ve experimented with this very topic with my little guy and found that having creative storage options for him to use is key to keeping his room tidy (and my hair from falling out). Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve found when it comes to keeping kids’ rooms clean.
Have a “Less Is More” Mentality
The kids that I know get over stimulated and overwhelmed pretty quickly. They don’t really need ALL those toys they got for Christmas and their birthday, and maybe their half-birthday. (Yes, we celebrate half-birthdays!) So get rid of the toys that you, as the parent, don’t like and that they don’t play with all that much. If your kid is obsessed with a Spiderman toy that talks but you hate it, just wait. They will get tired of it eventually and you won’t have to be the bad guy by donating it to Goodwill.
Even when you have fun storage for your kids’ rooms, it might be a while until your children learn where everything goes. Try making some labels to help them out! Something as small and as easy as a Post-It with a picture of a truck on it can help them learn that the cars go in the blue bin and so on. Once they have a handle on where everything goes, ditch the labels and enjoy your neat kid’s room.
And here are 8 clever storage ideas for your kid’s room: