Organizing your child’s bedroom can be a huge chore and an area you don’t even want to tackle but you really want to! I truly enjoy helping and working with kids in their bedrooms and making their space fun and functional for them. Most of the time the biggest challenge or concerns in the child’s room is there is too much “noise” in their space as I tend to call it. They have too many things in the room which make it overwhelming to them and they don’t like being in their bedroom.
The first task at hand to get your child’s bedroom organized is to purge items/clothes/toys/paperwork that are no longer needed. Start with the desk area, if they have one, and sort and throw away old school papers that are not important. Second, the desk area normally accumulates a lot of “things” that come from birthday parties and school events that need to either be thrown away or put in a memory box. Once that area is clear think about if you really need a desk or will they be able to do their homework or some art projects there now? If there is no need or function for the desk, replace it with a large chair for them to sit and read or another dresser for clothes or more shelves to hold an abundance of books or photo albums.
Make sure in their bedrooms you give them the tools to help them learn to be organized and to help them maintain their space. Every bedroom should have a waste basket so they have a place to throw away things. A laundry bag or basket is a must so they can at least keep their dirty clothes in one place instead of all over the floor. And some sort of a bookcase either big or small to house their books, trophies or small memory items they would like to have displayed. Kids love to keep everything and the thought of getting rid of things is not something they are a fan of but if you give them a place of honor where they can put things, they will be over joyed!
And lastly depending on the age of your children, give them responsibilities and help them keep their bedroom clear of clutter and chaos. Their bedroom is their own space of the home and a great place to teach them ownership and responsibility and to keep their things neat, clean and organized. By having an organized bedroom this helps your child sleep better, gives them a calming place to do homework and having friends over to play. After I work with kids in their bedrooms, I always see on their face a sense of peace and calm and they love their bedrooms again! So take some time with your kids in their bedrooms and give them the peace of organization!