Many parents do their best to help their kids from accumulating more items than they really need. However, somewhere between gifts from relatives, birthday parties, hand-me-downs from siblings and cousins and more, kids often seem to have the most cluttered rooms in the house. A cluttered room is a messy room, and you may feel like your kids’ rooms are never fully clean. One of the best steps that you can take to help kids keep their rooms clean is to utilize space-saving tips when redecorating their rooms.
The Right Furnishings
One important thing to consider when redecorating your kids’ rooms is the furnishings. While some parents embrace a minimalist methodology when it comes to kids’ furnishings, the fact is that kids need storage. Furnishings can provide that storage with ease. You can consider investing in a bed that offers storage underneath the bed. If you cannot afford to upgrade to a new style of bed, there are a number of storage bins that you can purchase that can provide you with a way to maximize the use of storage space.
Drawers or Cabinets
You may be looking at new furnishings with drawers, such as a dresser and night stand, and you may be comparing these options against furnishings with cabinets. The fact is that cabinets often can provide you with slightly more space. Cabinets can be filled up to the top with ease, but drawers filled to the top may not shut fully. However, the items that you plan to store in the space will help you to decide which is the better option. Drawers may be more useful for smaller items while cabinets are ideal for jeans, sweaters and other bulky items. When in doubt, choose a combination of both features if possible.
When redecorating your kids’ rooms, don’t forget to pay attention to the closet space. A great deal of storage and organization can take place in the closet, and this can drastically reduce the clutter in the bedroom. Consider buying storage bins for larger and smaller toys alike, maximizing the use of shelving at the top of cabinets for board games and seasonal apparel, investing in a shoe rack to keep shoes organized and more.
Of course, to fully benefit from adding organizational features to your kids’ rooms when redecorating, it may be necessary to go through all of the toys, clothing and other items in the space. Toss out what is no longer needed, or consider donating it or giving it to a friend or family member as a hand-me-down.
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