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Get Rid of Excess and Organize Your Home {Kids’ Bedrooms}

Get Rid Of Excess and Organize Your Home {Kids' Bedrooms}

So today is the second week of the Get Rid of Excess and Organize Your Home series and in this post I’m focusing on the kids’ bedrooms. The kids’ bedrooms is one of those spaces that I try to keep as simple as possible otherwise chaos ensues. Even with all of my efforts it’s not uncommon for me to step into my son’s bedroom and immediately wish I had worn a blindfold. Am I the only boy mom to go through this? I highly doubt it, but if you don’t have this problem please share your secrets with me!

I find that keeping the kids’ bedrooms organized can be a bit tricky as they get older. They want to add their own personal flair and often refuse to part ways with their favorite toys or collections. So how can you keep it clutter free and organized? Here are some simple tips to help you get started.

Get Rid of Excess and Organize Your Home {Kids’ Bedrooms}

Give your kids the freedom to choose

As a mom, I know there are certain battles I just won’t win. So instead of saying no to everything my kids want to collect or put out on display, I let them choose a few of their favorite things and call it a day. My son absolutely LOVES Legos, but he also knows that in order to keep his endless supply of feet killers Legos he must keep them organized. So we use a shoe organizer that hangs over his door and have them sorted by color. It’s an easy way to keep everyone (and their feet) happy.

Use plastic drawers and storage containers

Use plastic drawers to organize clothing or items. My daughters’ closet has two of these to hold pajamas, socks and miscellaneous clothing items. These drawers are pretty inexpensive and the best deals can be found during back to school sales. I like to keep the drawers in the closet since they are clear and a bit messy looking. We also use metal containers to store blankets and other random things that don’t have a storage space as shown in the picture below.

Get Rid of Excess and Organize Your Home {Kids' Bedrooms}

Get creative with what you already own

Before you go out and purchase tons of bins and containers to organize, make use of the space you already have. For example; I currently store baby wipes and blankets in my daughters’ bedroom dresser. We also have a twin mattress that gets stored under my oldest daughter’s bed to use when she has a guest sleep over. It can be easily pulled out when needed, but doesn’t take up any extra space when it’s not in use. My son’s books and school supplies are stored under his bed in small boxes that are labeled so that he can easily slide them out when he needs them. Always try maximize the space you currently have, by getting creative with the furniture you already own. Saves you money and space!

So how do you keep your kids’ bedrooms organized? Please share your tips below!

Missed the previous post from this series? Click here for Week 1.

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  1. […] Check out Week 1 {Living Room}, Week 2 {Kids’ Bedrooms}, Week 3 {Bathroom} and Week 4 […]

  2. […] to hear your tips! Missed the previous post from this series? Check out Week 1 {Living Room}, Week 2 {Kids’ Bedrooms} or Week 3 […]

  3. Heather says:

    I found low open shelving with open containers an easy way for my kids to keep their rooms tidy. I would take photos of the toys that belongs inside (dinosaurs, cars, little people, whatever) and make two copies.. One copy i would apply to the shelf with clear contact paper and the other I would apply to the bin again with clear contact paper. Kids younger than two can usually match the toys to the bins ! I would later add words to the pictures. One Large bucket for stuffed animals. Books in plastic dollar store baskets on shelves. All art supplies kept on shelf in shower caddy (w vinyl table cloth). BTW over the door shoe organizers are worth their weight in gold.. I’ve used them for Barbies, beanies, Webkins, DVDs, mittens hats and scarves, flip flops, and now hair and makeup stuff (kids now teenagers!)

    • Jesenia Montanez says:

      That is brilliant! I absolutely love the idea of matching with photos. I hope you don’t mind me sharing your tip in a future post. 🙂 I agree, shoe organizers are great. The possibilities are endless, and the best part is they’re inexpensive. Thanks for the great tips Heather!

  4. […] Missed the previous post from this series? Check out Week 1 {Living Room} or Week 2 {Kids Bedrooms}. […]

  5. Jerilyn says:

    I have 3 kids in 1 room. The oldest two share a bed and the toddler is in a pack n play. They all share a dresser. Needless to say, there isn’t a lot of room! We keep a few toys in their closet (bigger trucks) and that’s it. Makes it easier. I don’t know how that will change with age though…

    • Jesenia Montanez says:

      My older two used to share a room for a long time. Although, it was by choice (they enjoyed it) it confirmed to me that bigger (home) is not always better. Thanks for visiting Jerilyn!

  6. […] Click here to check out Week 2 of the series where I focus on the kids’ bedrooms! […]

  7. Dianne says:

    Currently, I don’t keep toys in my boys’ rooms. My two oldest share a room and it’s cramped as it without toys. I managed to put their dressers inside the closet to make more space. IF, and that’s a big IF, they manage to keep their clothes off the floor, their room is kept fairly neat. I also have a bedside dresser where they use to keep their paper, notebooks and pencils for when drawing or writing in their room.

    Other than that, no special tips or tricks.

    • Jesenia Montanez says:

      Great tips Dianne! My son is only allowed one big plastic bin for toys that is kept in his closet. I agree, the less they have in the room, the less messes they can create. 🙂