Any parent will know that between endless piles of toys and multiple changes a day, it can feel like a never-ending task trying to keep your kids’
Any parent will know that between endless piles of toys and multiple changes a day, it can feel like a never-ending task trying to keep your kids’ bedrooms looking perfect. However, when you’ve got a fool-proof system and everything has its place, it’s very easy to keep on top of things. Express.co.uk chatted to professional organiser Vicky Silverthorn to find out the six steps to decluttering your child’s bedroom.
Six genius ideas to declutter your child’s room
Keep it simple
Don’t overcomplicate tidying up, it’s the worst thing you can do for kids!
No child has the patience to line up their toy cars and neatly fold the dressing up, and trying to encourage such complex organising will only bring stress for you as a parent.
Vicky recommended creating a simple organisational system that the kids can follow and gamify it.
She said: “Get a few boxes that fit the room decor and give them labels (I make mine using my Cricut Joy) that your children can put their toys into.
“Whether it’s a box for dolls, another for puzzles, or one for blocks, it’s a simple dumping technique that saves the floor space and your time!”
Make your labels fun and age-appropriate so they’re easy to understand and serve as reminders to keep tidy.
The expert added: If you’ve got young children, why not create pictures of the things to go in each box or storage unit so that they can easily identify what goes in? Or if your kids are a little older, simple word recognition is great too.”
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Create your own mini gallery
How could you not be proud of the works of art and adorable crafts your child has made?
Even though you love to see your kid’s creativity on a page, letting these pieces of paper, paper mache creations and playdough figures build up creates endless clutter around the house.
Vicky recommended creating a designated area for wall art in your childrens’ bedrooms.
She said: “The ‘My little Davinci Wooden Picture Frame’ from Amazon is perfect for this, as it hinges open and you and your children can update the piece on display as often as you like.
“You can personalise it so your kids feel like little Van Goghs, create a name sticker in your preferred font and colour, apply to the top of the frame and voila!”
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Removable wall stickers
Neat and tidy doesn’t have to mean forcing your kids to have a room devoid of character and colour.
Use removable vinyl wall stickers (which you can make using the Cricut Joy) and add splashes of colour or shapes to the walls.
The best thing about doing this instead of painting or wallpapering is that you can chop and change designs as much as you want without any fuss or derailing of your system.
Vicky said: “So whether it’s creating the letters of the alphabet in a designated reading nook, or creating shapes for geometric patterns – my daughter loves hexagons – you can make the room anything you want it to be without upsetting the system.”