“Get organized” has been my mantra for a while. It’s been a slow but steady process but I’ve definitely been making progress. Whether it’s something small, liking organizing my jewelry or something bigger like getting the mudroom in order, it’s all happening.
I’ve realized that having things organized and orderly has an impact on my mind set and makes life a lot happier and easier.
I have documented some of my favorite simple, bedroom DIY organization projects and it got me thinking, if it’s good for me, it’s GOT to be good for the kids too. That’s when a whole new kind of organizing began.
Today I’m going to share 5 of my favorite DIY Organization Ideas for Kids:
1. Hairband Hanger
If your daughter is anything like mine, you probably have an abundance of hairbands in the house and I keep finding them everywhere. So one day, I decided that we needed a better way to store the hairbands so my 3-year old could be responsible for taking care of them.
In an epiphany, I grabbed a pack of pushpins, pinned a bunch of them in line at my daughters level and hung up all the hairbands. Now she is able to take care of them on her own and always knows when one is missing.
2. Over the Door Shoe Hanger
You will be surprised at how many ways you can utilize a plastic, over the door shoe rack to help get your kids organized. Firstly, use it to label and store all your art supplies. The plastic pockets will keep everything in it’s own special place and clean. Secondly, you can use it as a car caddy to keep all your kids stuff off the floor. It’ll hold and organize wipes, sunscreen, crayons, water bottles, toys and more!
3. Art Work Arrangement
Whether you have kids in preschool, daycare or elementary school, you probably get large amounts of drawings, paintings and artwork coming home. Once you’ve seen it and you run out of room on your fridge to hang it up, then what?
We came up with an idea that was both practical and left us with a piece of memorabilia. All you need is a large three-ring binder and plastic sheet protectors (both usually available at the dollar store). Put a label on the binder with your child’s name and grade and let them decorate it with markers and stickers. Then every time your child comes home with a new piece of artwork, together you can open the binder and put it in. It’s so much fun to look through on a rainy day.
4. Bathroom Toy Solution
We can’t forget about all the toys that seem to make their way to the tub during the kids’ bath time. I was always tripping over them or they would just stay in the tub until the next bubble bath. I came across this great solution that kept the toys organized, dry and out of the way. All you need is a tension rode, a couple of plastic shower curtain hooks and a few baskets and voila, you’re done!
5. Chalk Board Chore Chart
Giving your kids chores to do will help them learn responsibility as well as get them organized. You can start with age appropriate chores and grow from there. It always works better when you get your children involved in making the chart and picking the chores. This easy Chore Chart DIY will get your kids involved and excited about cleaning their rooms!
Those are my tips for getting my kid’s organized. It makes life so much easier!
Tell us… What are your favorite home organization tips?
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