Many homeowners find themselves at a loss trying to figure out how best to manage their children’s storage areas. Clothes, stuffed animals, books, toys, shoes—there are a lot of essentials that need to be housed in often small spaces. Plus, a child’s bedroom needs to be fun and whimsical while at the same time clean and clutter-free. Use our guide to help you divide and conquer a kid’s overstuffed closet with accessible solutions that will better maximize storage and space throughout your child’s room.
Build a Storage Bench
A peek inside this bench shows off ample storage for an overflow of toys or blankets and bedding. You can easily make a bench like this, using cabinets usually designated for the kitchen.
Try Window-Seat Storage
A window seat with a shelf for locker bins helps store toys in your child’s room with ease. When you plan your child’s bedroom, make sure you include enough storage for all the things in the room, plus some. It makes everyone’s lives easier and less stressful when things are organized and tidy.
Invest in Storage Cubes
This handy storage unit has easy-to-reach shelves that make putting away toys, awards and pictures a breeze. Since it’s on wheels, the unit can be easily moved to another part of your child’s bedroom to accommodate other pieces of furniture.
Upcycle an Armoire
Use an armoire or cabinet for out-of-sight storage. It’s a unique way to store all kinds of items in your kid’s room, and the doors can easily be closed if unexpected company shows up.
Keep Dressers Tidy
Inside the armoire, baskets hold clothes and colorful bins hide books and toys. Different containers make it easy for children to find items.
Utilize In-Wall Units
Utilize every inch of space in your child’s room by incorporating even the most unlikely nooks. This in-wall unit allows your child to display beloved toys and keep favorite books handy.
Create a Study Storage Station
A locker-style desk tames school supplies, while the combination chalkboard/bulletin board above it displays artwork and reminders of practice times and homework assignments. Labels on the drawers make it easy to return items to their proper places.
Go with a Captain’s Bed for Added Storage
The bed is outfitted with captain’s storage—drawers and shelves for stowing gear underneath. Colorful boxes slide out to keep items such as books and a night light handy.
Designate an entire wall of your child’s room for storage with floor-to-ceiling shelves. Keep your child’s favorite items out on the shelves, and store extra books or toys in cabinets at the base of the shelves.
Make It Easy
Oversize canisters with lids invite kids to toss in large items such as plush animals, balls and shoes. If you find canisters that are the right size, but that don’t coordinate with your style, consider painting them or covering them with paper.