Kids room organizers are abundant, but so are the ways in which our little ones like to destroy our organization and decluttering efforts – so it’s essential that we have a few (or more) up our sleeve and ready to implement.
Thankfully, we’ve found easy-to-do techniques that will help you tidy up nearly any nook or cranny of your home within mere minutes. Some kids’ room organizers you have to create and some you just need to buy at the store and be creative with your prepping. Let’s have a peek, shall we?
The Best Ways to Organize a Child’s Bedroom or Playroom
1. Mini Crates
Reality Daydream walks us through how to organize a closet with what we already have in the house! Laundry baskets at the bottom can hold the clothes that need to be sold or donated, and smaller crates can be hooked onto rods or laid on the shelves to hold accessories or more compact clothing life socks, or foldable sweaters. Just make sure you place a step stool inside for your little ones to grab their own necessities.
2. Labeled Bins
A collection of woven baskets and plastic bins will be your lifesaver and angel sent from above when it comes to organizing kids’ closets and playrooms. Label them and organize them, and you’ll be able to recreate this easy peek from The Sunny Side Up Blog inside of your own home.
3. Chair Storage
Who says you can’t use every inch of space to tidy up and organize? That’s what Shanty 2 Chic did with the playroom’s table and chairs. All those tiny seats have a space to keep the good from cluttering up the corners. It’s a genius innovation!
4. Under-the-Bed Storage
Under the bed storage looks a bit different at Veneer Designs than what you may be used to. Elevate the bed and utilize the space underneath to truly gain more square footage in a smaller bedroom. This is perfect to add in a small homework space or reading nook.
5. Industrial Shelving
Sometimes a room really needs extra shelving. It helps with media organization and personal displays. We love this scene from Beneath My Heart because it gives wonderful inspiration in terms of styling. Grab the wooden palette and industrial hardware from the store and work on piecing them together – it doesn’t take too much skill, don’t worry!
6. Neutral Cubbies
This neutral nook is perfect for gathering inspiration. Keeping things within a clean palette gives off a clean ethos – which is what we’re all aiming for at the end of the day right? Snoop around this space more by hopping on over to Young House Love.
7. Ladder Decluttering
Vertical ladders work well at cleaning up the corners too. It brings the eye up and you can use the shelves to organize a lot of the nursery or bedroom goods. This look from Just A Girl gave us a lot of ideas for other parts of the home as well like the home office or craft room.
8. Bench Buckets
iHeart Organizing features some under-the-bench storage that we like as well. Those little cubbies can be used to organize play food, books, legos, and more. Even Playdoh could be stored underneath – in the breakfast nook – without causing too much fuss in other parts of the home.
9. Layered Closet
This closet from Two Twenty One utilizes all kinds of organizing techniques – and because of that innovation, this nursery is clean and bright. The clothing stays on top with fabric bins for accessories and then a cubby system below can be used to organize the little one’s toys and boys.
10. Transitional ‘Big Girl’ Room
Every corner of this space from Daffodil Design is beautiful – and organized – just the way we like it. There are so many fun techniques to take a recreate in your own home. The floating shelves and the storage-filled window seat are just some of the ways to tidy up your little one’s bedroom and help transition it to “big kid” style.
11. Herringbone Box
This DIY herringbone boss from Homedit will be able to slip and slide under various nooks and corners of the house. Under the couch, under the coffee table, or maybe even the entertainment center in the playroom, there are a lot of ways to utilize this box and help to declutter when playtime is ready to be put away.
12. Under-the-Crib Surprise
Sometimes the simplest of solutions are the best. A giant, plastic storage bin can easily be hidden underneath the crib with its necessities safe and easily available. A Lovely Lark gave us this genius little tip and it really is a great way to keep the extras nearby.
13. Headband and Bow Frame
If you have a little gal – or prepping for one – we’re sure you already have loads of hair accessories. And there are easy ways to organize (and display) her collection. Check out this frame at Mom & Wife. All you need is an older frame and some ribbon to get the project off the ground and started.
14. Spice Rack Shelves
The Sweetest Digs features a DIY that has taken bloggers (and Pinteresters) by storm. Ikea spice racks can easily be used as bookshelves. Install them to the wall and then organize your favorites – it’s really that simple.
15. Lego Table
Centsational Style will guide you through the makings of an absolute necessity when it comes to a playroom. Every kid loves legos and that means you need to find a way to store and organize the pieces. Grab some plastic bins to separate and label – and then grab some foundation pieces to start making your own table to make construction a bit more fun.
16. Nerf Pegboard
If your kiddos have a collection of Nerf toys, you may want to invest in this simple idea from Inspiration Made Simple. Just like your garage, the playroom could use a pegboard or two to do some heavy lifting in terms of organization. And what’s great is none of the big toys will be lost in the hustle and bustle with this one.
17. Curtain Shelf
There really are hidden areas of the house that you haven’t been utilizing. And this curtain shelf we found at While They Snooze is a perfect example of that. Really utilize all the space you’ve been given – especially in smaller areas – to get the job done.
18. Tsum Tsum Hotel
And then there’s this Tsum Tsum hotel idea from Walnut Hollow. Not only does this make a great place to store their collection of mini Disney plushes, but it acts as a great play piece as well. You can go bigger or smaller with the design quite easily too.
19. Playroom Reveal
Making The World Cuter has another neat and tidy playroom that we’re gathering inspiration from. We especially love the built-in shelving and cubby system that’s topped off with metal bins. It creates a cohesive style but also one that’s easy for the kids to help keep clean once playtime is over.
20. Stuffed Animal Swing
Check out this innovative idea for the stuffed animals of the house! Over at Lydi Out Loud, you’ll get the 411 you need to create a swing for the favorite plushes to be displayed and housed on. All you really need is a dowel rod and some string to get started.
21. Book Table Bin
If you’ve got a lot of books in the house, it’ll be imperative that you find a way to store them. And this book bin table featured at This Little Street is the stuff of modern-lovers dreams. For those that want a bigger project to bear, take a peek here.
22. Book Ledges
We’ve got more book ledges to look at if you’re visiting Houseologie. These kinds of shelves are really great for those that want a minimal, cohesive style that goes along with the rest of the house, but really does its job it turns of organizing what’s causing the clutter.
23. Basket Bin Installation
These basket bins are a really nice addition to a bedroom or playroom as well. They can organize nearly anything you need them to – from accessories to books. And you can design some on your own with industrial piping and metal baskets. Take a look at more instruction at Sarah Joy.
24. Farmhouse Bookshelf
Cherished Bliss has another book organization idea to take a peek at. This industrial and farmhouse blended bookshelf is a real lifesaver in terms of storage but also in terms of style. It’ll become a favorite part of the nursery, bedroom, or playroom quite easily. Grab the lumber and grab the metal rods to get started.
25. Recycled Toy Bin
Yes, you can easily recycle some paper bags and turn them into sturdy bits of toy storage. Grab some inspiration behind the wonders of Hello Wonderful. But most importantly, grab some paint to personalize each of these buckets.
26. Art Crates
Creating mini art crates for the kiddos is a lifesaver as well – but it’s also fun and your little ones can get involved in the process. Organize the art supplies into small crates and then take some paint or spray paint to personalize its finished look. We found this easy idea at Hydrangea Hippo.
27. Twine-Wrapped Boxes
All Parenting had some twine-wrapped baskets featured. If you’re looking to add some organization to your nautical, farmhouse, or country-cottage inspired space, why not add some of these textural bits to the mix. Grab a cardboard box and just reinforce it with some twine. It’s really that simple!
28. Fabric Baskets
Make It and Love It will show you how to whip up some fabric bins. We love the personalization behind these as well and their softer quality for those that need something to fill the nooks and crannies with ease. Adding the rope handles are a nice touch as well – for easier mobility.
29. Storage Jars
And if you grab some smaller jars and some paint – yes, and the plastic mini toys too – you can whip these up. Use them to organize craft supplies, bathroom necessities, or even hair accessories! Don’t forget the glue gun either – you’ll need that to add your special topper. Grab more details at Consumer Crafts.
30. Closet Window
We found this teenage kids’ room and immediately fell in love. This space is a great example of how to divide one bedroom into two – for siblings and the like. The window seat is a beautiful focus to the entire area and provides a nice escape for the sisters here.
31. Art Studio
The vintage glitter house also gave us some inspiration for the kids’ art studio and how to set one up. The playroom should definitely have a space devoted to arts and crafts. And it’s necessary to keep it all organized. The pegboard installed can give you a solid foundation to begin the transformation.
32. Built-In Shelving
It’s important that you learn how to utilize your built-in shelving – and it’s nice to know how to install some as well. Using the cubbies or shelves are homes to bins, buckets, and the like is nice when you remember to label. Check out more like this over at Tessbethune.
33. A Bookshelf Made From Crates
Kids’ books are often much taller and wider than traditional books, which is why you need to think carefully about the type of bookshelves and kids’ room organizers you add to their bedrooms. For this reason, we highly recommend making bookshelves out of crates, as shown in this project from Amy Latta Creations. The reason we love this DIY project so much is that it barely costs anything to make but creates such a sturdy set of shelves. As well as adding books to the shelving, you can also put their favorite toys and trinkets out on display. Crates are so easy to paint once you’ve built the shelves, and then you can just update the paint color as your children grow up and choose to redecorate their bedrooms.
34. A Chalkboard Dresser
When it comes to making pieces of furniture for your child’s bedroom, we always recommend creating pieces that offer a few different uses. This dresser will be ideal for storing your child’s clothes and accessories but also doubles up as a chalkboard. They’ll love playing around with different colors of chalk and creating artistic masterpieces. It’s also a great way to motivate your child to keep tidying up, and you could set them tasks and goals on the chalkboard. For more information about this project, visit Ecos Paints.
35. Clothes Rack DIY Project
If you don’t have a lot of space in your child’s bedroom to store their clothing, this kids’ room organizer DIY project from A Beautiful Mess will help you to make the most of the limited space. This solution uses a PVC pipe to hang the clothes from, and it’s a good way to have their clothing out in the open for them to choose from in the mornings when you are in a rush. Clothes are one of the biggest issues when it comes to making children’s bedrooms tidy, and you’ll want to find a good way to keep their bedroom organized to avoid it becoming too cluttered.
36. A Wooden Storage Bench
A wooden storage bench is a great way to add some much-needed storage to your child’s bedroom. It will help to tidy up the space and can store books, shoes, toys, and anything else that’s always kicking around on the floor. After you’ve cut the timber, you’ll find this project from Bunnings is so easy to create and will offer a storage box and shelving to add to the storage in the room. Wood is one of the best materials to use in a child’s bedroom, as you can paint over it again in the future if they change their mind about the color scheme in their bedroom. You can fully customize this design to fit their preferences, so it’s a versatile solution for any bedroom.
37. DIY Floating Bookshelves
When you don’t have a single inch of floor space left in your child’s bedroom, it’s time to turn to the walls for additional storage. These DIY floating shelves from Cheapest House on the Block are a very budget-friendly solution for any room in your home and will be a great challenge for beginner DIYers. This project adds multiple shelves for your children’s books and is designed with thin books for younger children in mind. You’ll find that it holds all of their book collection without taking up any space on the floor by having to add a big bookshelf to their bedroom or playroom.
38. A Bookcase with Toy Storage
In a younger child’s bedroom, you’ll want to think about adding storage for both their toys and their books. That’s why this combination bookshelf from Rogue Engineer is ideal for younger children. You’ll be able to tidy away all of their books and toys into one space, and it won’t take up too much room in their bedroom or playroom. While this is a bit of a challenge for beginners, intermediate and advanced DIYers will love creating this modern storage solution that will tidy up any space. It can fit neatly against the wall, so there won’t be any risk of someone hitting their head.
39. An Upcycled Toy Storage and Play Table
My Thrifty Life by Cassiefairy shows us how to create this incredible project that upcycles your storage to make a toy storage solution and play table for your child’s room. If your child likes playing with LEGO, they’ll absolutely love this addition to their bedroom. It takes an old MDF shelving unit and works to create a LEGO play table and toy store. For anyone with an extensive LEGO collection, you’ll be able to display many of their favorite figures and latest builds on one unit. It will also stop LEGO from ending up everywhere on the floor, so it’s one of the best solutions on offer for anyone who loves this toy.
40. DIY Toy Storage Shelf
Another great way to keep your son or daughter’s room tidy is with this toy shelf from The Inspired Hive. You’ll find that this creates a huge toy storage unit that would be ideal for the playroom but could also be used in the entryway to your home. It can be customized to fit your needs, so you can add or take away crates as needed. The top shelf will allow you to keep a few of your child’s favorite toys on display, which will brighten up the room a little.
There are so many easy ways to organize your child’s bedroom and playroom, so you’ll never have to deal with too much clutter on the floor again. By adding a few of these kids’ room organizers to your home, you can enjoy a safer and more relaxing experience for everyone involved. When you introduce fun storage solutions to your child’s bedroom, they’ll soon start to think tidying up is fun and be more inspired to keep your home clean and tidy moving forward. Good luck, and we hope these ideas will help you and your children to organize your home more this year!