And just like that, another Christmas has been and gone. Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? While many people will be trying – and failing – to keep their New Year’s resolutions, some of us will be pondering another (admittedly very nice) problem: where on earth to store all those new toys?
If your little ones were firmly on the ‘nice list’ last year and received a lot from Santa, it might be time to rethink their bedroom storage. With that in mind, here are our ten best kids bedroom storage ideas.
Before you splash out on any new storage options, take time to go through everything with your child to make sure you’re not storing things unnecessarily. Anything your children don’t want and that’s in good condition can be donated to other children via your local charity.
Make storage child-friendly
Remember you want to make it easier for your little one to clear up so you don’t have to! Keep any toy storage at a child-friendly height and accessible for little hands; it will encourage them to tidy up after playtime and save you the bother.
Make use of unused space
Most rooms are full of nooks and crannies that can be turned into storage. Under-bed drawers are a particularly easy and low-cost way to add a lot of storage space to a bedroom, while the backs of doors are perfect for hanging organisers.
Get creative with book storage
Most of us don’t have space for a great big traditional bookshelf. Instead, get creative. Spice racks attached to a wall make great open-facing bookshelves while old crates on wheels can make fab book trolleys.
Consider modular storage
As all parents know, children grow – fast! Make sure their storage grows with them by investing in a modular unit that can be added to as they get more stuff or grow in height.
Get a toy box
Sometimes the old ones really are the best ones! Toy boxes are great because they make tidying easy. If you’re low on space, try a toy box that doubles as a bench or a small table.
Invest in wicker baskets
When it comes to little toys or sets with detachable parts, wicker baskets are your new BFF. They fit in with any decor (even the changing tastes of a growing child) and are perfect for neatly storing odds and ends.
Create a play table
A cheap coffee table with a built-in shelf can make a great play table if you add pull-out plastic trays or boxes underneath. You can leave the surface of the table as it is, or decorate it depending on what it’s going to be used for; perfect for Lego or a creative crafts corner.
Make tidying up fun
Kids love colour and games, so adapt storage to make tidying up fun. Think drawers with colour coding, baskets with sticker labels, rewards charts that keep track of well-tidied rooms; anything to encourage them to clear up after themselves.
Lots of children’s bedroom DIY articles feature a whole range of quirky ideas such as using standing ladders as storage shelves. While these can look great, they’re not always the safest option for little hands that grab. Wall attachments are a must for all DIY storage to prevent any nasty accidents.
Hopefully that’s given you some inspiration for the post-Christmas festive tidy up! However, if you still find yourself struggling for space even after implementing some of these ideas, you’ve always got the option of popping those don’t-need-right-now things into storage. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help.