Kids are awesome, but they spread mess like a virus through any home they come into contact with. It's not their fault. Even the sweetest children are hard-wired to cause a little bit of home cleanliness chaos. They can be difficult to manage for even the most organized and well-intentioned parent. Difficult, but not impossible! That’s where we come in.
If you're trying to stifle the spread of the mess the tiny humans in your home tend to make, you’re in the right place. We’ve put together five of our most helpful kid stuff organization tips below.
Invest in multi-purpose furniture.
There are a wide variety of furniture options you can choose from that are multi-purpose. Storage ottomans, benches with drawers, and built-ins all streamline storage. They’ll help you manage your kid’s stuff, even if you don’t know exactly where you should keep it.
Get a storage unit.
Having kids means having a lot of kid stuff. It’s hard to decide what is okay to keep and what you need to hold on to. The easiest way to circumvent this problem is to invest in a custom-sized storage unit. You can put away your extra kid things and save them for future children or until you need them later. They’ll be safe and out of the way but still easy to access.
Turn tidying up into a game.
Organizing kid's things is one-part smart safe management and one-part keeping up with messes. Keeping up with messes is easier when your kids are directly involved in cleaning them up.
You can do this without struggling by turning clean-up into a game. There are a lot of ways to accomplish this. You can sing a clean-up song together or, if you have more than one child, turn it into a race.
Make sure there’s a place for everything.
When everything has it's own special space, it's easier for your little ones to clean up after themselves. When children feel invested in the space they play in, they're more likely to be agreeable about cleaning it up.
Give them their own space for their own things. Help them choose where everything belongs and it'll be easy to tell when it's not in place.
One of the simplest ways to keep extra kids stuff out of the way is by cycling toys. It goes a long way toward helping your home look less cluttered and messy. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to keep your kids interested in the toys they have longer. They’ll forget about certain toys they have and get excited all over again when you bring them back out. Everybody wins!
In the end, keeping all your extra kid stuff organized comes down to two things. First, making sure you have extra, useful space for those things. Second, helping your kids take ownership of their own possessions and care for them. If you’re ever in need of a little more space, Storage Direct can help.