5 Clever Tips: How to Organize Kids Storage in Small Houses

In your household, does it often feel like a world of chaos, where you are dealing with a whirlwind of toys, books, and miscellaneous kid paraphernalia?  In our household it can quickly overrun any desire to have a clean living space. We live in a small house, with 3 kiddos and from experience, small houses present a unique challenge when it comes to organizing children’s belongings. You are obviously reading this because you too have a small space to work with.  However, fear not, for with a dash of creativity and a fair bit of strategy, it is possible to transform even the tiniest of spaces into havens of order and tranquility!

So let’s get started… but before we do… I want to tell you about something I created for my kiddos (and yours!)

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Here we go...

FIVE genius tips for organizing kids’ storage in small houses:

1) Maximize Vertical Space with Wall Storage Solutions:
When square footage is limited, think vertically! Walls are often an underutilized asset in small spaces. Invest in wall-mounted shelves, cubbies, or pegboards to capitalize on vertical real estate. These versatile storage solutions not only keep clutter off the floor but also provide easy access to toys and books. Arrange shelves at varying heights to accommodate items of different sizes, and don’t forget to leave space for your little ones to reach their treasures independently

2)  Utilize Multi-Functional Furniture:
In small houses, every piece of furniture must earn its keep. Opt for multi-functional pieces that serve dual purposes, such as storage ottomansbed frames with built-in drawers, loft beds or convertible play tables. Look for furniture with hidden compartments or adjustable features that can adapt as your child grows. By combining storage and functionality, you’ll streamline your space while providing ample opportunities for play and relaxation.

3)  Implement Rotating Toy Systems:
Kids are notorious for outgrowing toys at lightning speed, leading to a never-ending influx of new playthings. Combat toy overload by implementing a rotating toy system. Divide your child’s toys into categories (e.g., puzzles, dolls, cars) and store each category in a separate container or bin. Keep only a selection of toys accessible to your child at any given time, while the rest remain stowed away. Periodically rotate the available toys to keep things fresh and exciting. Not only does this method prevent overwhelming clutter, but it also encourages creativity and prolongs the lifespan of toys.

4)  Embrace Under-Bed Storage Solutions:
When floor space is at a premium, don’t overlook the valuable storage potential hiding right beneath your child’s bed. Utilize under-bed storage containers or drawers to corral toys, clothing, or seasonal items. Choose low-profile containers that easily slide in and out, allowing for effortless access to stored items. For added convenience, label containers or use clear bins to quickly identify contents without having to rummage through every box. By making the most of this often underutilized space, you’ll free up valuable floor space while maintaining a clutter-free environment.

5)  Establish Daily Cleanup Routines:
Check out my Free Kids Room Clean-Up Guide. It is a great tool to use to get the kids’ to clean up their own bedrooms, click here for the Free Download. In the battle against household chaos, consistency is key. Establishing daily cleanup routines not only instills valuable organizational habits in your children but also helps prevent clutter from spiraling out of control. Set aside dedicated time each day for tidying up communal spaces and encourage your children to take an active role in the process. Make cleanup sessions fun by turning them into a game or playing upbeat music to set the mood. By incorporating cleanup routines into your daily schedule, you’ll keep clutter at bay and maintain a sense of order and calm in your small house.

Organizing kids’ storage in small houses requires a combination of creativity, strategy, and a touch of patience. By maximizing vertical space, utilizing multi-functional furniture, implementing rotating toy systems, embracing under-bed storage solutions, and establishing daily cleanup routines, you can conquer clutter and transform your small space into a haven of organization and tranquility. Remember, it’s not about the size of your house but rather the cleverness of your storage solutions that makes all the difference.

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