{This month} Organising the kids rooms

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This month I will be posting my tips and tricks to keeping the kids and their bedrooms, wardrobes, drawers and toy room clean and organised.  Including the most asked question… how do I organise the kids artwork.  

There are also some fantastic giveaways planned

Which areas of the kids rooms do you need the most help?

I will try to answer all your enquiries within post during October!

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Robyn Hutchins on Facebook October 11, 2011 - 6:05 AM

I’m just about to tackle a reorganization of them. Great timing!

Sarah Chensee October 11, 2011 - 8:00 AM

I have 2 little tidily winks sharing a room. Hannah is 8months and Tom is 3. I am yet to decorate because i just can’t work out how to bring the feminine and masculine together. They eac need their own space, and the change table is a space hog… The overflow of clothes and toys in such a small space is crazy! How do I keep it all under control?! Also, I would love to rotate the toys that are out for tommy to play with, but just find it so hard to keep them sorted. He has many large trucks and cars that are just bulky space hogs. I currently use huge rubber tubs to shove everything in…
Ergh! Any ideas would be really appreciated!!!!

Anja Bo'sher on Facebook October 11, 2011 - 9:11 AM

floating shelves from Bunnings are a life saver. Just place them up high, so the toys are out of reach but high enough for you to get down.I have done this in my son’s room and he loves it.Also instead of attatching them as one continuous self around the room, adjust the hieghts of them and this created a great wall feature.He can see his toys but if he wants them he needs to ask and this way the floor is clear of clutter or even worse, damaged toys when placed in toy boxes.I am looking forward to any suggestions on how to store art work, as I cannot bear to get rid of these precious items.

Harriet October 11, 2011 - 10:01 AM

My two boys (aged 5 and 8) share a room. They each have a book case, and lego is stored in plastic tubs under the big kid’s bed. Aside from that – they don’t have any toys at all in their room. There’s simply not enough space! It’s a small room, and what with beds, book cases and one bedside table… no room at the inn.

My main problem with their room is their desire to hoard every single bit of packaging that comes with every single toy etc that comes into the house. I do ninja runs in the playroom pretty regularly but they’re on to me, and have taken up hiding bits of plastic packaging in their rooms! Why they want to keep it, I really do not know!

Short of sneaking in there when they’re out, I don’t know what to do!

Anja Bo'sher on Facebook October 11, 2011 - 10:35 AM

Harriet….I empathise with u. I have a 7yo daughter and 6yo son and I also went though the packaging is gold and could not stop the hording and hiding, under bed, behind clothes, under bedsheets…I know you feel me.Soooo what did I do?I sat both of them down and asked them why this packaging was important to them.They explained that it was for recycling, So I expained that we have a recycling bucket and that is the home for recycling, but I was quickly corrected, that the recycling bucket was for rubbish and is thrown out, so again I asked…what do you want to do with it?”create STUFF!!” was the answer.So my solution? Okay you can both have one cardbord fruit box between you, and you can place your “recycle/create STUFF” in this box.When this box ix full, then you have to either throw something out of the box or throw your new stuff away.The box is not allowed to over spill and if mummy has to tidy it, it all goes and there will be no more “recycle/create STUFF” box.It is amazing how they manage it and reuse the same STUFF.No more me raising my BP or finding secret stashes all over the b/room.

Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots October 11, 2011 - 11:07 AM

My kids rooms are pretty well organised, I have some great storage units from Ikea. My biggest problem is that if the kids are left to clean up by themselves they put the toys in the nearest bucket rather than the one the toy is meant to go in. So I’m and continually having to re-sort and organise their rooms

Lauren October 11, 2011 - 11:16 AM

This was on my To Do List for October so perfect timing 🙂
I’m after tips on how to organise wardrobes (single door) and chest of drawers, I have a 2yo girl and 2mo boy in separate rooms.

@Anja – I’ve seen an idea for artwork where you take a photo of each item and then at the end of the year or longer depending on how much you have you can do a photo album/coffee table book of the artwork.

Tammy Hornsby on Facebook October 11, 2011 - 4:28 PM

Kate have u tried taking a picture of items that go in the box & they can then see what goes in there.

Rob October 11, 2011 - 10:05 PM


Caitlin October 11, 2011 - 10:11 PM

Kids who don't care how messy their room is 🙁

Christine October 12, 2011 - 8:56 AM

The wardrobe and clothes. Oh and toys too I guess.

Katrina October 12, 2011 - 5:41 PM

Tomorrows post will show how miss 8’s room is organized, mr 8 will follow next week

Emma Luscombe October 12, 2011 - 10:04 PM

How to get the kids to put their clothes away NEATLY!! :-/

Lisa February 23, 2012 - 1:54 PM

I have 3 girls under under the age of 5. In the girl’s toy room we have the cubed IKEA shelving to store all their toys. What’s the best way to organise their belongings? E.g. books, dolls, bags, jewerly, soft toys, puzzles, cars etc.

Kelee July 18, 2013 - 5:50 PM

I have a son who thinks everything belongs on the floor! Due to having ASD if it is not in sight it will not get used. Tubs and containers therefore don’t work. He has a large double size wardrobe but is hanging space only. Again, if things are in their they don’t get used as he cant see them.


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