Smart Ways to Organize Baby and Toddler Rooms
Your child's room can easily go from clean to chaotic when you don't have places set aside for toys, clothes, diapers, and everything else! But don't just stuff all your child's things in a dresser or bookcase—get creative with these simple, fun ideas.
Photo Credit: 10-Pocket Over-the-Door Organizer by Sleeping Partners
Classy Closet Organizers
Closet organizers can be a worthwhile investment when it comes to organizing a nursery or child’s room. They let you rotate seasonal clothes, large blankets, and extra toys in the closet to cut down on clutter.
Learn how best to position closet organizers.
Photo Credit: Jungle Babies Nursery Basket with Fabric Liner by NoJo
Bring on the Baskets!
Baskets come in all sizes and store anything—from little shoes and blankets for infants to toys and craft supplies for bigger kids. See how one mom used baskets to create
a makeshift changing area.
Photo Credit: PBK Hudson Shelves & Peg Rack by Pottery Barn Kids
Shelves can be functional, or decorative, or both. Stock easy-to-reach shelves with stuffed animals for your toddler or put one in a corner to display heirloom toys. Check out how to add interest and color with
these shelf ideas.
Photo Credit: Treasures Compartment Frame by MCS
You can make shelves out of all sorts of different containers like wooden crates or chunky picture frames. Find out more about how to use these impromptu shelves
to decorate your child’s room.
Photo Credit: Decorative Ladybug Tin Pail For Plants, Flower, Home Decor by Ladybug Collection
Think outside the box when it comes to containers for your child’s belongings. Use a theme to guide your decorations and your container choices. Here are some ideas to get you started
using flower pots and painted pails.
Photo Credit: Handcrafted Amish products from Eagle Imporium
Hooks are easy to install and can hold just about anything. Let your toddler help with cleanup by putting away his own coats on hooks at his level. Or
use hooks as part of the room’s décor.
Photo Credit: Marimekko Kid's Pikku Bo Boo Apron by FinnStyle
Add an Apron
Fanciful aprons and hanging baskets make the perfect pockets for storing your child’s little items like baby lotion, burp cloths, and socks, says Jessica Strand, author of
Baby’s Room: Ideas and Projects for Nurseries.
Photo Credit: 10-Pocket Double Canvas Hanging Shoe Bag by Whitney Designs
Stashing Shoes and More
Use hanging shoe holders for more than just your child’s sneakers. Put away toys, diapers, board books, and other small items in these convenient holders.
Photo Credit: New Wild Animals Full Bedding Sheetset by Olive Kids
Pillowcase + Curtain Rod = Space Saver
Sturdy pillowcases can make attractive wall decorations and an easy storage solution, says Carolyn Forte, contributor to
Good Housekeeping’s The Complete Household Handbook: The Best Ways to Clean, Maintain & Organize Your Home.
Photo Credit: Photo/Video Storage Box by Pioneer
Photo Boxes Do Diaper Duty
Cardboard photo boxes come in a variety of designs. Use these colorful containers to hide diapers, wipes,
Photo Credit: Clear Plastic Boxes by Iris
Slide plastic storage bins or sturdy wicker baskets under your child’s crib to hold extra clothes and blankets. Clear containers will make it easy for you to remember what you’ve packed away.
Photo Credit: Corner Hammock and Toy Chain by Dream Baby
Now that you’ve looked through these ideas, come up with some original ideas of your own to stow away or display your child’s belongings.
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For More Information
Need more ideas? Find decoration ideas in
Kids’ Room: Ideas and Projects for Children’s Spaces, or read through these articles:
1. The Toy Organization Bible
2. Cutting Kid Clutter
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