Here at Sewickley Academy, we are excited that spring is finally on its way because it means milder temperatures, sunshine, and the opportunity for outside play — three things everyone is looking forward to after those long, dreary winter months.
Of course, springtime also means a whole lot of spring cleaning. While cleaning isn't really something to get too excited about, it is nice to have a clean and organized place to come home to each night.In general, the messiest places in any family home are the kids' rooms. After all, most children are still in the process of learning how to clean up after themselves. Additionally, with the majority of their (likely numerous) possessions confined to one room, keeping up with the organization in their spaces can become a bit overwhelming.
Why not help your little ones organize their rooms during this year's spring cleaning session? You are sure to appreciate seeing the floor again, and your children will love the fact that they can once again find their toys when they want to play.
Below we have gathered a few of our favorite organization tips for kids' rooms. We think you will love them just as much as we do. Pick one or two to try out and see what you think!
Over-the-door shoe holders are pretty fantastic for, well, holding shoes. However, did you know they can also be great for keeping small toys and other odds and ends organized?
This spring, hang a see-through shoe holder over the door and use it to store small items such as Lego bricks, doll clothes and shoes, and hair accessories. You might be surprised just how helpful this one storage trick can be.
Are your children constantly searching for their jackets, hats, or backpacks? If so, it might be time to add a simple coat rack to their rooms. Paint the rack to match the room's color scheme and add a decoration or two if you like. Label the coat rack, telling your children where to hang each item he or she owns, and make a rule that the items must go on the rack as soon as they walk in the door.
This will cut back on lost jacket issues, making your mornings a whole lot easier.
If getting dressed in the morning is a constant household battle, you are sure to appreciate day-of-the-week drawers. For this fun little organizational hack, simply purchase a set of plastic drawers, making sure there are as many drawers as there are days in the week. Label each drawer with the name of a day and fill each drawer with a complete outfit before the school week begins.
This trick is sure to put an end to the morning clothing arguments and make your rush out the door go a lot more smoothly.
Spice Rack Book Storage
Books are a wonderful thing. Unfortunately, too many books can make it difficult for children to find the story they are looking for. If this is a problem in your home, try adding some hanging spice racks to the walls of your children's bedrooms. Place all of his or her books in the spice racks with the covers facing out. This will allow your little reader to see the cover of each book and choose exactly the title they like.
By using these fun organization tricks in conjunction with traditional organization tactics, we are certain you can get that mess in your children's rooms under control. This will leave everyone feeling happier, more clear-headed, and ready to take on the spring season with gusto!