Kids’ Bedroom Storage Ideas

Organizing your kid’s room can help create a more peaceful and tidy space for them to relax, play and imagine. Here are some children’s bedroom storage ideas.

Organizing your kid's room


While not a storage, decluttering is a very important first step so that you can find the right storage solutions for the volume of items you have in the space. Start by going through your child’s belongings, ideally together. Identify items that are no longer needed, such as toys they’ve outgrown, books that they’re done with or clothes that no longer fit. Donate or discard items that are no longer useful or needed. This not only frees up space but also helps someone else who might benefit from the items.

Storage Solutions

When organizing a kid’s room, it is important to consider the age of the child, investing in sturdy storage solutions that are child-friendly and easy to use. Because kids grow so quickly and their obsessions change faster than the seasons, it is best to go basic. That’s not to say boring – there are plenty of basic but beautiful options out there – but keep their changing age and preferences in the back of your mind when purchasing bins, baskets, shelves, and storage containers. That bin with the cutesy monkey / cartoon / fairy princess on it may be a winner now, but likely not for long. Along the same lines, don’t spend money on item-specific storage that only works for a specific toy – use more general bins instead.

Use labels to clearly designate places for everything. With labels on bins or shelves, there’s a much greater chance that things will get back to where they are supposed to be (and maybe just maybe the child can find what they need on their own). Again, keep the labels age-appropriate. Photos or icons work well for the youngest and a clean basic font with all-caps for those just learning to read.

Zones & Rotation

Designate specific areas of the bedroom for different activities – think about kindergarten classroom zones to get you started. For example, create a reading nook with a cozy chair and a bookshelf nearby, some open floor space for a play area with toys, and a study spot with a desk and supplies for homework or creative projects. Keeping all the items for those zones contained and labeled will make the space functional and organized.

Making a rotation works particularly well for younger kids. Too many options results in indecision and frustration for little ones. Keep a selection of toys and books accessible to your child and store the rest in bins or on shelves. Periodically rotate the toys and books to keep things interesting and prevent the room from becoming cluttered.

Remember to involve your child in the organization process. Teach them the importance of keeping their space tidy and encourage them to participate in maintaining the organization. Making the organization process a collaborative and positive experience can help instill good habits in your child.

Let’s work together to streamline your home. Contact us for home organizing help if you’d like a partner to get you going.

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