{Organising} Miss 8’s bedroom – girls room

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

As I mentioned yesterday Miss 8 has a lot of ‘stuff,’ today I will give you  a tour around her room.  There are a lot of images so I apologise if your computer is running slow.  

Her bedroom hasn’t always been perfectly tidy, earlier this year it reached the point it needed an overhaul.  Slowly we have managed to go through each of her drawers and cupboards and donated to charity toy’s she has out grown and threw away the packaging she liked to keep.  It may have been an easier process for me to declutter her room while she was at school, however she is 8 and old enough to make the decisions of what she wants to keep and allowing her to assist gave her responsibility of her belongings and rubbish.  

By tidying it up and reducing her clutter it has made it easier for her to keep tidy and me to keep clean.  She now takes pride in her room and has been doing a great job keeping it tidy.      

Before

After

Using cups and dishes (from the $1 shop) stores her pencils and little bits and pieces she collects.  We donated a few teddies to charity, she can’t keep a lot as they store dust mites and flare up her allergies.  

Tinkerbell images above her desk are from a calendar. 

Ikea boxes for her DS and iPod accessories.  Bunny used as a bookend to keep the DS games tidy.  

Canvas’s I painted for her wall to match a bedspread she had a few years ago.

Clutter free benchtops making it easier to wipe down

More of my paintings with words I want to her to read each day for inspiration.  I used ribbon to decorate.

Such a pretty chandelier lamp, lights the room beautifully

A shelf to keep all bulky items and beautiful large jewellery box above.

Rubbermaid food storage containers to keep all her Littlest Pet Shop bits and bobs 

Hanging organiser for clothes, toy box for the teddies she kept, Ikea baskets store socks and swimmers.  More details found here on organising the kids wardrobes

Food storage containers keeping barbie clothes, bratz feet and doll hair brushes organised.  Dress up’s next to these containers.

Dolls, yes I know you are all with me in despising the huge doll collection.  This is the decluttered version.

Cheeky monkey very happy to have her room back into order

Do you think you could work together with your child to tidy their room?  

Perhaps try moving furniture around to give it a fresh new look.

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42 comments

Karen Turnbull on Facebook October 13, 2011 - 5:59 AM

Looks beautiful!I include my kids in the cleaning out process too-gives them accountability for their belongings. Great job girls!

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Brigid October 13, 2011 - 6:12 AM

Hi Kat,
My daughter and I finally started decluttering her room just yesterday afternoon, so I can relate to this!
With WAY too much 'stuff' cluttering draws, cupboards, her desk and usually her floor, it's gotten out of control. A lot of the problem has been me not having time to get in there and sort it out with her. And seeing as her idea of 'clean your room' was very different to mine and involved a lot of shoving things in cupboards and drawers, I finally realized it's not going to improve unless I help her!!
I only wish that her room was beautifully painted and decorated like your daughter's already. But then again, I'm using that as a bit of leverage at the moment, so it gives us something to look forward to.
Our plan is to work on the room just 10 or 15 minutes a day (it's amazing how much the two of us can achive in even that short time!) until we turn the 'pigsty' into a 'Princess room'!! Wish me luck. I'm going to need it!!

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Desiree October 13, 2011 - 9:01 AM

LOVE her desk and lamp!! Where did you get them?

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Katrina October 15, 2011 - 10:43 AM

Hi Desiree, gorgeous aren't they. the desk is from Bambino Home and the lamp is from a local lighting shop.

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Tegan October 13, 2011 - 9:04 AM

Looks fabulous! Loving the artwork and that chandellier – where is that from?

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Melissa Chambers on Facebook October 13, 2011 - 9:07 AM

Lovely room….I gave my daughters room a good clean up awhile ago….just didn’t stay that way for very long so need to do it again!

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Emma Greentree on Facebook October 13, 2011 - 2:27 PM

I love the lamp and your flowers, just gorgeous.

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Leonie Lowe on Facebook October 13, 2011 - 3:53 PM

Looks lovely but I’m curious how long it will stay that way? My girls 13 and 10 love it when it looks beautiful but its a struggle to stay like that for more than a day or two.

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Chantal Hartmann on Facebook October 13, 2011 - 11:13 PM

Love it!

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Kylie October 14, 2011 - 8:53 AM

Thanks so much for this. My Miss 7 is also a hoarder and we regularly go through her bedroom together to sort things out! She loves hiding away, what she calls ‘treasure’ and puts them in little boxes!
I also loved seeing what your daughter has on her walls for decoration as I think my daughter has too many wall stickers and things and it looks a little cluttered!

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Regina Stone on Facebook October 14, 2011 - 9:17 AM

wow what a difference. My 2 daughters share a bedroom and it constantly looks like your before pics I would love and so would they to have it always look like the after pics. What is the secret to keeping it looking nice and tidy. They don’t have any toys in there it is just stuff or “treasures” don’t they love that word. What is with them keeping wrapping off toys it does my head in but I am always finding them under miss 6’s pillow.

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Kerri October 14, 2011 - 1:09 PM

Katrina it is all gorgeous and as always you've done a fantastic job organising everything beautifully. I especially love the inspiration artwork 🙂
Can I ask where you got her wooden matching hangers from? Are they child size or adult size?

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Jenny Power on Facebook October 14, 2011 - 8:33 PM

You and your daughter did a lovely job! I will need to help my 11 y.o son with his room in the near future. Wish me luck!

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Katrina October 15, 2011 - 10:45 AM

Thankyou Kerri. Do you mean the coat hangers. They are from Target, I am sure they still stock them.

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Beth October 16, 2011 - 5:57 PM

Wow this is fantastic !!! Great job

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Ailsa Grady October 25, 2011 - 12:56 PM

What a beautiful room, love the desk and love the lamp!

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Jenna November 4, 2011 - 12:03 PM

What an amazing job. It looks great. I too, love the desk, where did you get it?

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Katrina November 8, 2011 - 9:08 AM

I purchased the desk from Bambino Home, they have a great range. http://www.bambinohome.com.au/

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Fleur January 7, 2012 - 10:43 PM

looks lovely, where are all the shoes??

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Katrina January 7, 2012 - 10:48 PM Reply
Farah March 1, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Can you tell me where you purchased that beautiful lamp??

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:15 PM

I can’t remember the name of the store, but it was one of the lighting shops at Helensvale Home World.

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Ltattard April 26, 2012 - 10:01 PM

I brought one in a shop in Forest Hill Victoria.

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Kate March 20, 2012 - 11:42 AM

I love this page.. inspired to become more organised.. I have made a start.. Still have a way to go though.. My daughter has lots of ‘baby’ things.. pram, cradle, highchair, walker etc.. any tips on where to keep them.. I hate having them sitting around her room – never looks tidy..

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Shylou March 25, 2012 - 1:37 AM

so love this page. Thanks so much. was just wondering what the 5 square things above the cups and dishes on your daughters work desk was? or is that certificates she got from school.

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Gaye Susanne Murphy April 8, 2012 - 12:17 AM

fun inspirational room! I’m in the process of re-fixing up my Miss ‘almost’ 8’s room, we had moved her into her ‘own room’ & initially it was “under control” but as she had minimal storage area, things got messy pretty quickly…. So after trolling through internet catalogues, going to Ikea (the kids had fun in Smaland) I finally found what I had in mind at Officeworks… who’d have thought!? With a few tears we have parted with old toys that had been loved to pieces (literally), Barbie items will now be stored in her sister’s room (another room to do too!) I’m hoping that we are able to rediscover her desk, sort out her craft items & find the floor again!

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Mel April 16, 2012 - 8:29 AM

Where is that desk from? I love it!

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Caroline July 22, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Lovely room – where did the get the great chandeleir lamp?

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Katrina July 24, 2013 - 5:52 PM

thank you Caroline, I can’t remember the stores name but it is at Helensvale Homeworld in QLD, I purchased it about 2 years ago.

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Caroline July 25, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Thanks Katrina, I’m loving this blog – I’ve done my pantry and its so much better

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Katrina July 25, 2013 - 9:49 AM

Thanks Caroline, I’m glad you find some inspiration to organise your pantry

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Deb July 22, 2013 - 5:16 PM

Was going to ask the same thing, where did you get the chandelier lamp from, just gorgeous, what a difference with the before and after, nice and easy now for cleaning. My 11yr daughter is in the same boat, we are in the process of de cluttering her room, it is turning out to be more of a bigger job than I thought.

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Katrina July 24, 2013 - 5:51 PM

I got the lamp from a lighting store at Helensvale Homeworld, I can’t remember the name of the shop, but it was about 2 years ago, super cute isn’t it

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Karen October 24, 2013 - 5:16 PM

Love this post. We have a blended family and five girls. We have dolls and littlest pet shops galore!!! Loving the site!

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Karen October 24, 2013 - 5:17 PM

Just did my pantry today after reading your blog. Onto linen cupboard tomorrow

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jess December 21, 2013 - 2:09 AM

wow love it

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