How to Organise a Kid’s Bedroom in 3 Easy Steps

Let’s talk about how to organise a kid’s bedroom in 3 easy steps.

If you’re living with little ones, there’s a good chance your kid’s bedroom is the least organised space in your home – but it doesn’t have to be!

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By getting rid of unwanted stuff, making sure your kid’s space has enough room (and storage) for their belongings, and taking advantage of helpful tips to organise their most cluttered spaces, you’ll be well on your way to totally organising your kid’s bedroom.

Let’s get started! 

3 Easy Steps to Organise a Kid’s Bedroom

Step One: Get rid of anything that doesn’t need to stay!

Before you can truly organise your kid’s bedroom, there’s a good chance you need to get rid of some ‘treasures’.

Dedicate a few hours to sorting through their belongings and determining what you want to keep – and what can go away.

You can involve your child in this process, or you can choose to tackle it all on your own.

If your little one is going to put up some resistance to the process, I’d recommend tackling this task while they’re distracted, but if they might be able to contribute, it’s a good opportunity to teach them a lesson in giving to those in need.

Sort through your child’s drawers and closet for unwanted clothes. 

Kids grow at a seemingly impossible rate – especially when they’re little.

If it’s been a while since you’ve sorted through your child’s closet and drawers to evaluate their wardrobe, chances are, there are quite a few items hidden away that will no longer fit.

Once you set aside any items you’ll want to hold onto for nostalgia’s sake, make a pile of items to donate.

If you don’t have a friend or family member anticipating a new addition in the months ahead, see if you can find a local women’s centre or charitable organisation who might take them off your hands. 

Get rid of toys your kid no longer plays with.

Most kids have more than enough toys, games, books, and dolls to keep them entertained. If your child is burdened with too many playthings to really appreciate, don’t box them up and throw them into storage – nobody will enjoy them there!

Instead, find some toys and games to donate to a local charity. A quick Google search should reveal lots of organisations in your area willing to accept anything from bikes and books to toys for kids of all ages. It shouldn’t be difficult to find a willing recipient, and you can rest easy knowing you’ve brightened a child’s day while making progress on your own home organization. 

Make sure your kid’s furniture still works for them.

Are you still storing your kid’s old crib in the corner of their room, even though they’ve graduated to a big boy bed?

Is it time to graduate to a bigger desk, a longer bed, or a dresser that can actually accommodate all of their clothes? Evaluate the furniture in your kid’s room and make sure it’s serving its purpose. Look into replacing anything that doesn’t make sense to keep around.

Step Two: Find easy ways to add storage to your child’s room

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If the sheer amount of stuff your child owns is keeping you from organising their space, it might be time to consider some new storage solutions! 

Look into different shelving options

Taking advantage of the height of your child’s room to store their belongings is an easy way to give yourself more space. From toys and crafting supplies to books, games, and movies, many of your child’s items can be stored on shelves – or in bins that can be stacked nearly on them. 

Using shelves as storage can be tricky if your child’s room is small, but it’s still possible! Floating shelves can be a great way to create storage without taking up floor space. You can also consider installing shelves in your child’s closet for more out-of-sight options. 

Check out these storage ideas for kids bedrooms too.

Don’t forget about the space beneath the bed

If you aren’t already utilising the space under your kid’s bed to store their belongings, you’re missing out on valuable real estate.

You can find long, flat storage boxes at virtually every major retailer that are designed for this very purpose.

Use them to store your child’s out-of-season clothing, extra linens and pillows, costumes and dress-up toys, or other items that don’t need to be used too often.

Another easy way to maximize the space beneath your kid’s bed? Get them a storage bed!

There are lots of kid-friendly beds out there with drawers built into the space beneath, giving you lots of room to keep your kid’s stuff without needing to invest in any extra bins or boxes. 

Step Three: Make organising your kid’s room easy by focusing on one section at a time

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Once you’ve gotten rid of everything that no longer belongs in your kid’s room and have enhanced their space with whatever new storage solutions you’ve chosen, it’s time to organise everything for good.

The easiest way to do this? Focus on organising one part of their space at a time. 

Tips to Organise Your Kid’s Desk

Your child’s desk likely doubles as a homework station and arts-and-crafts area.

With so much going on here, it’s easy to see how things can get out of hand and quickly turn into a mess.

Here are a couple of tips and tricks to help you keep your kid’s desk organised:

  • Attach storage containers to the wall above their desk. Use floating containers to hold pencils, markers, crayons, and other supplies, instead of taking up valuable desk space. From mason jars to metal baskets and pegboards, there are lots of options to take advantage of the wall above your child’s desk.
  • Help them create a system to stay organised. If their desk has drawers, use labels to remind them what goes where. Too young to read? Use pictures to provide instruction. 

Tips to Organise Your Kid’s Toys

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for organizing your kid’s toys, but with a little determination and creative thinking, you’ll be able to find ways to keep their toy collection manageable. 

  • Think clear storage. Your child will have an easier time keeping their room organised if they can easily find the toys they’re looking for. By keeping items in clear plastic bins – or repurposing a clear shoe organiser for toy storage – you can keep things organised and easily accessible for your little one.
  • Use labels to give direction. Label plastic bins, shelves, drawers, and any other spot where your child is expected to store their toys and other stuff. As long as they’re old enough to read, you can use these to remind them that everything has a proper place. 
  • Make it fun for them! If you can help your kid see sorting and organising their toys at the end of the day as a game, they’ll be much more likely to “play along” and do their part to keep their room organised.

The thought of organising your kid’s messy room might be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.

By following these simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to streamlining your child’s space and helping them get organised for good. 

Have you got some good ideas on how to organise a kid’s bedroom?


Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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