My children do not have showroom style bedrooms. I weep when I see perfectly styled rooms on Instagram and wonder where did I go wrong? The girls room itself is painted in lovely colours hot pink and blue, with gorgeous decoration, keeps sakes, pictures and STUFF! And this is what appears to be our problem, the stuff! It gets everywhere! On the beds, under the beds, on the window sill, in the hall, literally EVERYWHERE except inside those lovely storage boxes I bought for it all.
Here are 5 top tips to keeping your child's room tidy from the STUFF!
Kids Beds: Choose a bed that comes with under bed storage this stops that horrid pile up of STUFF under the bed! If the room is small, like Moo's, go for a high sleeper or cabin bed with a wardrobe and book shelving as this maximises the room space. I'm a fan of the kids beds from Ollie & Leila which offer all different types of hidden storage space - so you can push the mess under the bed and pretend it's been magically taken away..
Pretty Storage Boxes : Put everything in boxes and stack these up either inside the cupboard or on a storage cube. Obviously you then have to train encourage your children to put the correct toys in the correct boxes.
Shelving : Use shelving to display play sets and special teddies. This way the children have to ask for these items rather than them been thrown all over the floor even when not in use.
Make the bed everyday : Sounds stupid but how often have you as a parent just shut their bedroom door in the morning and thought I'll ignore that. When the children come in to the room and the bed is a mess (Megan is a wriggler she looses her sheets daily!) what message is this sending out to them?
Less is more : It's the run up to Christmas and the perfect time to reassess the STUFF situation. I'm sure like my girls your children have an abundance of toys they don't play with, need or want, think about selling them or donating to charity and regain some space! Also consider writing a list of toys/gift they actually NEED for Christmas rather than acquiring mountains of new STUFF.
* TOP TIP do this when your children are at school as heavens forbid they should see you trying to throw away that 3 legged giraffe! *
I'd love to hear your top tips to not becoming overwhelmed by STUFF! Or tips to encouraging your child to keep their bedroom tidy! We need these in abundance!
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