12 Storage Solutions for Kids’ Rooms

It’s hard enough to keep kids’ rooms neat and tidy – none of us need a less than stellar storage situation to help the mess along! These borderline genius storage ideas will help you find things quickly, keep toys accessible for littlies, and get your kids in the habit of cleaning up after themselves. 

  1. Skip the kid-sized furniture. Full-size bookshelves use more vertical space, and your child will grow into them, rather than out of them. When they’re little keep favourite toys and books at the bottom where they can reach them, and stuff that you use with them higher up. Don’t forget to anchor bookshelves to the wall – especially if you have a climber!
  2. Create bench seating with storage space underneath. This simple and affordable IKEA hack creates a comfy play area with plenty of baskets for sorting and holding toys.
  3. If you don’t have room to add benches to your child’s bedroom or playroom be sure to utilise all the space under the bed. If there are no drawers under there already add your own bins or baskets so it doesn’t just become a jumbled mess.
  4. Add wall hooks for kindy/school backpacks, jackets, raincoats, and anything else you like to grab on your way out in the morning.
  5. Keep soft toys and sporting goods in hanging elastic nets or corner hammocks. These keep everything visible and easily accessible, but off the floor. Or you could make this cute stuffed animal swing.
  6. Instead of keeping dress up clothes crumpled up in a box or in the wardrobe all mixed up with the everyday clothes, display them on a garment rack. They’ll add colour to the room, will get more use, and won’t get a musty smell.
  7.  If you’re lucky enough to have more built-in closet space than you need you can convert one into a cute reading nook which still has some storage. A hideaway within a bedroom!
  8. Make your own peek-a-boo toy sacks. These sacks are easy to make in materials that suit your colour scheme, and they have a clear plastic window so your kids can see what’s in there without dumping the contents onto the floor.
  9. Create a play table with built-in storage underneath and a streetscape, park or racetrack illustration on top to encourage the imagination.
  10. Use clear over-the-door shoe organisers inside the wardrobe or on the bedroom door to store barbies, action figures, and other toys.
  11. Store doll clothes in ziploc bags. Arrange them by colour, item of clothing, or have your kids choose one full outfit for each bag.
  12. Make this DIY matchbox car wall garage out of shoe racks. It takes up barely any space and looks super cool on the wall!


Author: Stacey Jacobs

Stacey founded Tidy Me, the easiest way to book a cleaner in Sydney. Tidy Me is much more than an online booking service, it is an online platform allowing professional, independent cleaners to connect with people and homes in need of their services.

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