I have always enjoyed organizing my life. Even back in the pre-adult days of my life but recently organizing has become an important part of my life. The reason is simple. I’m a mom of two with a full-time demanding job. I have no time to waste. Every minute that I waste,could have been one extra minute to read to my kids, play or simply chat with them. As a result, I have become a religious organizer.
When it comes to organizing kids room, simplicity is the key. Think about practical ways to keep tidy from kid’s point of view get on your knees if you have to, that will help see stuff from their point of view. Following these simple steps may help too:
1)Toy boxes and open shelves are no place to store children’s possessions, particularly those involving many tiny parts. Contain toys and other belongings before you store. Use plastic shoebox containers for smaller toys (Barbie clothes, Happy Meal give-aways), larger lidded bins for blocks, trucks and cars, light-weight cardboard records boxes for stuffed animals. Use specialty organizers to corral magazines and comic books, video games, or CDs and cassette tapes.
2)For younger children, a toy library is the answer to over-abundant toys. Using a large lidded plastic storage container, large box, see-through plastic bags(these are my favorite) or even plastic garbage bag, entrust a selection of toys to the “toy library.” Label, date Store the container in an out-of-the way place for several months.
Once in a while, bring out the toy library, swapping the stored toys for other playthings that have lost their savor. The stored toys will have regained their interest and freshness-and they won’t have been underfoot in the child’s room.
3)Put a wide-mouth laundry hamper near the closet or dresser to keep dirty cloths off the floor.
Make the closet kid-friendly by lowering the rod and using kid-size hangers. Use open bins or baskets on the closet floor for socks, underwear and pajamas.
4) Labels save the day! Use a computer printer to make simple graphic labels for young children. Pictures of socks, shirts, dolls or blocks help remind the child where these items belong. Enhance reading skills for older children by using large-type word labels.
Slap labels everywhere: inside and outside of drawers, on shelf edges and on the plastic shoebox storage containers that belong there, on boxes and bookcases and filing cubes. Playing “match the label” can be fun–and turns toy pickup into a game.
5)Cover part of a wall with corkboard to display kids’ art work, photographs, certificates and such. Or hang a rope between windows and use clothespins to hang artwork. Put a coat of chalkboard paint( I didn’t know it existed till very recently) on one wall and keep a bucket of chalk handy.