Want to know a secret? My favorite room to organize is a playroom! I like organizing any space in a house, but playrooms hold a special place in my heart because they are where the FUN happens in the home. I find myself referring clients to the same organizing solutions over and over when we work in their kids’ playrooms or bedrooms, so I thought I would share them with you here:
Wire hamper for storing stuffed animals. Because your child is going to insist that his or her stuffed animals have breathing room (sigh …). I like the vertical shape of this hamper, which makes it perfect for fitting into tight corners in a child’s bedroom. Flea Market Orange Wire Ball Bin @ Land of Nod. $39.
Cubbies for various categories of toys. Kids like to be able to see all of their toys at once, so I have found cubbies to be vastly superior for toy storage over boxes or bins with lids. Each cubby can hold a different category of toy (e.g. cars and trucks, dolls, balls, etc.) White Nantucket Stackable Storage Bin @ The Container Store. $99.
Bookcase for holding games, puzzles and Melissa and Doug puzzles. This bookcase is PERFECT for keeping games and puzzles from becoming one towering stack of shallow boxes! Store long game boxes in the top half, and place square puzzle boxes and Melissa and Doug puzzles in the bottom half. Fulton Street White Bookcase @ The Land of Nod. $599.
Treasure box. THIS is the answer to how to store all those little pinecones and eggshells and friendship bracelets and other treasures that your child loves so dearly, but seem to end up all over the house. A treasure box for their treasures! The wood is unfinished and ready for painting or staining. ArtMinds Ornate Wood Treasure Chest @ Michael’s. $12.99.
Stacking baskets. Does your child have Nerf guns? Building blocks? These plastic stacking baskets are wide enough to hold large toys such as those, yet small enough to tuck into a closet or under a window. Best of all, they are a steal at $8.99 each! Our Large Stackable Basket @ The Container Store. $8.99
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