Life as a parent is tough enough already, that the idea of doing any playroom organization or renovation can seem daunting. At Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston and Franklin, MA, though, we believe in solutions that simplify your life, not complicate it. In our decades in the organizational world, we’ve seen four strategies come up again and again in playrooms that are fun for the child and easy for the parent to maintain. Read on to learn how to take control back of your playroom without taking on too much of a project.
- Incorporate plenty of storage—The world of playroom organizations offers nearly infinite storage options: cubbies, activity table storage, under the bed storage, etc. The list goes on and on, and at Closet & Storage Concepts of New England, we think you should take advantage of every type of storage that makes sense for your space. As we all know, children aren’t likely to pick up their own toys, but it becomes even less likely if those toys don’t have a clearly marked “home.” By embracing storage, you can help cut down on the amount of clutter you need to clean later and increase the amount of responsibility your child has over their own playroom.
- Categorize like items—Once you have storage in place, the easiest way to make your playroom manageable for you and your children is to group like items together. Playrooms work best when they’re designed around simplicity, so while more complicated, color-coded systems might make for beautiful photos, systems that are easy to operate usually result in less stress.
- Purge your playroom often—Don’t be afraid to scale down your space frequently. Your children will outgrow a host of different toys, and donating those items is a great way to keep your playroom organized while aiding other families.
- Relax—Children’s playrooms can get messy; it’s a fact of life. If you’ve created a functional space in which everything has a place, though, the mess won’t be too hard to remedy. Enjoy this time with your children and know that it won’t last forever!
Ready for more organizational tips? Visit your local Boston and Franklin Closet & Storage Concepts location today! We’re organizational experts specializing in custom closets and serve the greater New England area.
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