Storage Ideas for Your Kids Room

All mothers will agree with me that keeping their kids room tidy is really tough. They play with a toy and soon get bored then leave it where it is and carry on with the other toy and other activities and finally at the end of the day when you look at the room it’s a disaster and you feel like running away rather than face the fact that it’s you who has to clean it before your kid rampages it again the next day!!

A few changes in the room will make it clean and a better place. At least it will be easier to clean. Here are some effective storage ideas that can keep the place considerably better off.

The first and the most important thing to do is not to put a lot of storage options like many small drawers or many shelves. Kids are never going to put things in their respective drawers and whenever you need to find things you will need to check all the host of drawers and finally find the thing somewhere else. So keep it minimal.


Some ideas to create effective storage options in your kid’s room


A mini bucket for stationery on the desk
A mini bucket or a big tumbler on a desk can be used to keep all the crayons, colours, brushes, the pencils and similar stationery items; it will be easy to fetch things from the bucket. This bucket should be placed on the desk where you child usually sits for homework and other drawing and art activity. You can have a small container to hold the smaller things like rubbers, sharpeners smaller crayons, paper clips and so on.


A room tidy can also be great help
A room tidy is one of the best ideas for kid’s rooms, if you need to tidy it in a jiffy, just pick up all the toys and put them in the tidy. Either you can buy a conventional room tidy from the market, or make it at home, if you still have the cradle when your kid was small you can use that for keeping all the toys. An old wooden chest would also prove useful and can be a great room tidy.

Vanity units
If you have a girl a dressing table with vanity units is a must. Let the young lady indulge into some vanity. If you are opting for bathroom vanity unit for the boys they should be bright but very simple and easy with just one cabinet and some counter top space. Rather than using a lot of accessories just one tumbler to put the brush and paste, a towel rail and one soap dispenser would be enough.

Locker room style cabinets for boys
Leave as much floor space as possible without any hindrance or obstacles. The boy’s room can have locker room style storage. In this case they do not need to keep every thing tidy just hang things or throw them in the drawers.

Space saving storage
It is very common and also effective to have a drawer under the bed for storage. If the bed is at a height like in some modern homes then you can have big drawers piled up to form a stair case (they should be affixed together properly if you are customising) So it will be easier to climb up and also add on as an effective storage.

Reading corner
Do your kids love reading? If you have a lot of books for them then you can create a reading corner in the room with a shelf for the books and a comfortable seating arrangement right next to it. A bean bag can be great idea. This will ensure that the book goes straight into the shelf after use.

The kid’s room and storage furniture should definitely be in colours that are bright and lovely. Balance them out with white or other muted colours so that the colours do not look strikingly bright. Your kids can also do the tidying up do not always volunteer to do it for them!! Let them learn the virtue of cleanliness and keeping things tidy.

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Lord De Cross profile image

Lord De Cross 5 years ago

Hello there?

Wow! good advice for parents and kids themselves. The minibucket is excellent..and cleanness is esencial when it comes to create early responsibility. Laid out perfectly! Voted up and beautiful.

LORD


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hey thanx a ton! that was encouraging :)


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

Sure..there is more encouraging words like: tremendously awesome!, There is no better than this!, Good tips for moms and parents.... and so on..take care Cardice!

LORD


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Oh that was flattering ;) thanks another ton


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

lord!! your comments sure do keep my hubs going!! thanks yet another ton for that :)


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iZeko 5 years ago

Putting the bean bag next to the book shelf and creating a drawer staircase are awesome ideas. Rated up and useful.


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hey thankx iZeko!! kids room can be fun!! you can have lot of colours. i have just mentioned some storage ideas here but there are many more decoration ideas as well ill probably write another hub for those. thanks for the vote up!!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Carrie, some great ideas for the kids bedrooms, I love the mini bucket idea for stationery and the locker type units too.

Many thanks for sharing and voting up and useful.


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

hi MM!! its always a pleasure to see you here!! and thanks for the Vote up!!


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

No sleeping today? lol!


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

nopes sleeping is only for the night!!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great tips for storage in many different room sizes!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Great ideas for kids, the chest is my favourite - it's simply adorable!

Voted up and useful.

Cloverleaf.


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi random creative! thank you leaving a note!

@clover leaf- yep the chest means just putting toys and other things in it and you are done :) ideas deviced to reduce work are always welcome :))


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A brilliantly useful hub. My children are grown up with families of their own so I am handing this one over to them.

I am sure they will find it very useful.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

hey thanks eiddwen !! hope its useful to them:)

carrie


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was so beautiful and creative as well. I want to apply this on my future kids. Nice tips from you. Well done, Carrie. Vote up!

Prasetio


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi prasetio! sure u can!! hope you have cute, healthy and beautiful kids. thanks for the vote up!!


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

Like Prasetio said, 'I want to apply this on my future needs'. Well pretty close but is about the same feelings

LORD


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

:)) are you talking about your grandchildren?? Or you are in a process of reverse ageing?? Growing up to become a kid :)) then you might want all these tips to be applied in your room. Whatever you mean here! Best of luck for everything :)


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, I am going to hire you as an interior decorator, storage specialist and child nanny! ha ha brilliant stuff! Seriously, its a good idea to get kids organised when they are young, because believe me if you don't have that disipline then it all goes out the window! lol


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

:)))hey thanks!! When do i join Nell?


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, sorry it took me so long to get back! I was rounding up all the neighbours kids for you to organise! ha ha


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

lolz nell!! you are back i was wondering! i thought i wont be on for this job but you are actually getting the neighbourhood kids as well.the wait was worth it. Hope there are lot of kids in your neighbourhood!! i m counting on it to save up a considerable amount for christmas!!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Great piece with wonderful and practical ideas. The pictures enhanced the piece. Awesome!


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hey thanks ubani for the wonderfull comments!! glad you like it and hope yull put it to use with your kids:)

carrie


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

I really like those open lockers. They would be great for a laundry room or mud room as you enter the house. Call me crazy, but I almost think I could make a modified version of those myself. Rated up and useful.


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

@ktrapp its a great idea to use it for the laundry room,and you can definately modify it according to your need!! thanx for the comments and rating!! do keep visiting:))

carrie


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formosangirl 5 years ago from Los Angeles

Great hub. Will keep all of these ideas in mind. I am hoping to put a similar locker-type storage in my foyer in the near future. Voted up.


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi formosangirl

yup the locker style is a hit! thank you for the comment and the vote up.

cheers carrie


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

bookmark hub.. great ideas.. ill tell you it beats the storage ideas my grandmother had when we were all under five years old she would give us a large plastic bag and send us to our rooms to play...hmmm I like your storage ideas better :) yeah


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi frank thank you so much!! the storage basket or the chest is a modified, greener and a stationary version of the plastic bag:)) easy to tidy the room. thanks for liking the hub and leaving a note.


seedplanter 5 years ago

The bucket and baskets are a great organizer for kids' rooms or ANY rooms. Great tips here. It's so much easier when you know where everything is!


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi seedplanter- yep the buckets and other containers for the kids room are a boon as they declutter easily. thanks for the visit nie to see you here:)

-carrie


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janices7 4 years ago

Awesome ideas! I have one room left to organize and it's my craft room - oye. It's a mess!


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

These are great ideas! Kids can never have enough help organizing ^_^

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