Closet organizers can be a worthwhile investment when it comes to organizing a nursery or child's room. They let you rotate seasonal clothes, large blankets, and extra toys in the closet to cut down on clutter.
Learn how best to position closet organizers.
Baskets come in all sizes and store anything—from little shoes and blankets for infants to toys and craft supplies for bigger kids. See how one mom used baskets to create
a makeshift changing area.
Shelves can be functional, or decorative, or both. Stock easy-to-reach shelves with stuffed animals for your toddler or put one in a corner to display heirloom toys. Check out how to add interest and color with
these shelf ideas.
You can make shelves out of all sorts of different containers like wooden crates or chunky picture frames. Find out more about how to use these impromptu shelves
to decorate your child's room.
Think outside the box when it comes to containers for your child's belongings. Use a theme to guide your decorations and your container choices. Here are some ideas to get you started
using flower pots and painted pails.
Hooks are easy to install and can hold just about anything. Let your toddler help with cleanup by putting away his own coats on hooks at his level. Or
use hooks as part of the room's décor.
Fanciful aprons and hanging baskets make the perfect pockets for storing your child's little items like baby lotion, burp cloths, and socks, says Jessica Strand, author of
Baby's Room: Ideas and Projects for Nurseries.
Use hanging shoe holders for more than just your child's sneakers. Put away toys, diapers, board books, and other small items in these convenient holders.
Sturdy pillowcases can make attractive wall decorations and an easy storage solution, says Carolyn Forte, contributor to
Good Housekeeping's The Complete Household Handbook: The Best Ways to Clean, Maintain & Organize Your Home.
Cardboard photo boxes come in a variety of designs. Use these colorful containers to hide diapers, wipes,
Slide plastic storage bins or sturdy wicker baskets under your child's crib to hold extra clothes and blankets. Clear containers will make it easy for you to remember what you've packed away.
Now that you’ve looked through these ideas, come up with some original ideas of your own to stow away or display your child’s belongings.
Need more ideas? Find decoration ideas in
Kids' Room: Ideas and Projects for Children's Spaces, or read through these articles:
1. The Toy Organization Bible
2. Cutting Kid Clutter