Storing toys in the child's room

The main problems that cause a lot of hassle with cleaning in the nursery are that things are mixed up, which makes it difficult to find the right thing, and that children do not have enough space to play. Especially for small children, the problem with available space is an issue. But a modest space does not mean that you won't be able to compactly store all the necessary things, because it's not about square meters, and a correctly selected storage system in the nursery. How to choose it and what tips you can use in the nursery - we will explain in this article.

 Storage of children's belongings


The first step to a convenient storage of children's belongings

So what exactly is a baby's stuff? It's a whole universe that sometimes rolls into a huge ball with socks, T-shirts, toy rods, Lego men, textbooks, and other priceless things sticking out of it. Priceless is the word here for a reason, because when you enter a child's room, you must remember one rule: everything is a treasure. The only try, without asking, to get rid of a thing, is a danger to be expelled from the mini-town of the decree of the plush lord. For you, there's a piece of Styrofoam on the floor, but for the little knight it's the all-powerful sword of Minecraft! Don't even ask why the little princess needs 10 identical unicorns, just buy a separate convenient shelf for her new diamond collection.

Baskets for the children's room

That's why we first start by sorting out all the things. Organizing storage in the nursery is a long process, we will tell you where to start and in what order to move.


1. Do a total revision

It always begins with the fact that you put in a conspicuous place all the children's things that are in the house (do not forget to get all the baby stuff from the mezzanine, balcony, closet in the hallway, etc.). At this stage, the revision is to separate the things that can still definitely be used from those that will go to the trash. Throw out old and un-washable clothes, broken toys, and various trash that may have ended up in closets and drawers.


2. Clean up, give away, sell, or give into storage anything you don't need.

When you have thrown out the trash, you realized that there are things that you can not throw away, but you do not need them at home anymore. Here you need to immediately determine: whether you will need these things in the future - in six months, a year? If yes (for example, they are clothes or sports equipment for growing up), then such things should not be kept at home until the child grows up with them. If, on the contrary, the child has already grown out of clothes or toys, and they are in good condition, then such things are better to give to a charity store, give to friends or sell online. So, sorting:

  • give unused things to friends;
  • sell good, but irrelevant things over the Internet;
  • give temporarily unnecessary things (out of season, outgrowth) to storage service;
  • put things that are seldom used on the highest and hardest to reach shelves of the cupboards.


3. Sort things into categories.

Do not put things in the closets at this stage, but sort them into the following categories:

  • clothes;
  • footwear;
  • books;
  • toys made of plastic;
  • soft toys;
  • building blocks and small toys;
  • accessories (handbags, backpacks, jewelry);
  • holiday costumes;
  • underwear;
  • things for creativity and needlework;
  • linens;
  • decor.

Sorting into categories

4. Sort things within the chosen categories

Books and toys are distributed by age, clothing and shoes - by season, the remaining things sorted by importance and frequency of use. For example, themed celebratory suits clearly should not hang on the rails, it is better to neatly stack, wrap and stow away higher.

15 Tips, that will help you to organize the storage system in the nursery

  1. Closets. Storing children's clothes in closets will be convenient if in addition to the usual hangers and rails additionally hang hooks on the inside of the door. On hooks you can store jackets, belts, accessories, backpacks and even jeans.
  2. Dressers - they are convenient for storing school supplies, textbooks. 
  3. Drawers are also a great option for a small child's room, when it is not possible to put a wide and long chest of drawers.
  4. Racks - in a nursery it is necessary to choose low, so that the child could reach every shelf. If the child's room has limited space, then make a narrow and low shelving unit with your own hands.
  5. Tables with drawers in them will help to combine the area for studying and storage.
  6. Bed with storage space - will help to organize storage in a small nursery.
  7. Shelves for the children's room - one of the best options for storing books.
  8. Baskets - wicker or fabric. Many parents do not know how to organize the storage of children's things so that it is not just convenient, but also visually beautiful and stylish. The simple answer is to use wicker baskets! They make a cozy atmosphere and are easy to use.
  9. Built-ins - you can use them to create a unique design.
  10. Large bags for soft toys. Storing children's toys is when you have an idea in front of everything! What about getting huge fabric bags and storing the entire stuffed zoo in there? This way the toys won't get dusty, and it will be easier and faster to keep things in order.
  11. Drawers - choose them according to your child's height and it's better if they are small. Everything in the nursery must be child-sized!
  12. Boxes for toys should be different shapes and sizes - so it is more interesting and easier to sort toys.
  13. It is better to choose containers with lids - so they can be put on top of each other. For the kid's room, transparent containers are best, because you can see right away what's inside.
  14. Pegboards. Storage ideas for children's things can be very unconventional - for example, a pegboard. This is a perforated board that hangs on the wall and allows you to store literally everything. How do you store pencils and drawing supplies on the wall? Easy: you hang the boxes at the level of the pegboard that is comfortable for the child and you can easily draw at the table without opening the drawers and pencil cases. 
  15. Organizers for little things. Do not get rid of small toys: lego and small cars can be stored in a special organizer - wall or regular, which hides in the table.

3 useful tips for choosing furniture for storage in the nursery

  1. Follow the safety principles: the furniture should be without sharp corners, and better without any glass doors, lockers and mirror elements.
  2. Take into account the age of the child. In addition to the fact that the furniture must be comfortable and safe, it must be interesting! Well, really, it's a nursery - there's no place for fancy beds, weird ottomans and strange tables. Yes, if the age is already deep in school, it probably will not hurt the business rigor in the workplace area, but always leave a place for creativity. That's why sometimes it's worth choosing closed floor storage systems (dressers, chests, nightstands) to leave a wall - after all, you can glue posters on it!
  3. Use the furniture as zoning to structure your kids' activities in its room.

Montessori furniture set for children's room


Storage in the nursery can be easy

Storing toys in the child's room doesn't have to be a problem for your child or for you. Make the house cozy and clean no matter how many clothes and toys your kids have. Just apply those storage tips, storage ideas that are right for you. Get rid of junk and trash, find a child-friendly storage system for clothes and toys, replace furniture with something safe and interesting, provide an area for games and creativity, and tell your child how to keep order.


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