With many people taking inspiration from the organising consultant and posting on social media about ‘Marie Kondo-ing’ their homes, I thought I’d share some of the decluttering tips that I’ve picked up along the years, particularly for kids’ bedrooms…
Pick Your Furniture Wisely
When furnishing our rooms, we were looking for stylish furniture that had many different compartments to store all our bits and bobs. I love triple wardrobes, like the ones from The Cotswold Company as they have plenty of shelving and the option of drawers underneath, so you have plenty of places to hide any clutter. (Because let’s be honest, we all have a little bit of mess!)
Furniture like this also limits the amount of bulky bookcases and storage furniture you need in one room as you’ve essentially got everything you need incorporated in one unit!
Make Use of Space
Organisation is your best friend when it comes to keeping your children’s bedrooms tidy, especially since they’re usually the smaller rooms in the house. That means you need to make the most of the space you have by taking advantage of clever space-saving storage and making sure everything has its place.
If their beds have space underneath, invest in some underbed storage boxes; they’re perfect for storing out-of-season clothing, bedding, toys and other items you don’t necessarily use all year around. There are loads of different styles available, such as canvas containers, wheeled drawers and plastic boxes. Just remember to measure how much space you’ve got to work with! Extra tip: buy clear boxes so you can find what you’re looking for easily, without making a mess by pulling everything out!
A small room can get really messy, really quickly. So it’s important to keep on top of clearing all the unnecessary stuff that gathers in your kids’ rooms, like old clothes and broken toys. In fact, you can make it a fun activity that you do as a family- Marie Kondo writes that it’s never too early to get your kids involved in the tidying process! She suggests allocating your kids a drawer each and giving them the opportunity to decide what they want to keep in it and the responsibility of keeping it tidy.
Having the right storage in your children’s bedroom can make the task of tidying less daunting, and you can even get your kids involved too! Not only can using clever storage solutions make your rooms look tidier, but it also clears the floor space, making it safer for your kids to play in… Say goodbye to all of those painful standing-on-Lego injuries!