Six Ways to De-Clutter The Playroom
If your kids have a playroom, the chances of keeping it clean are slim to none. Let’s be honest, if you had a dime for every toy you picked up and put away, you would be a millionaire. While it’s tough to keep the playroom tidy, there are a few easy things you can do to make it look less cluttered. Check out these six tips to whip your playroom into shape.
Invest in shelves with baskets
Kid’s toys are oddly shaped, easily breakable, and hard to store. To make life a little easier, buy a set of shelves that hold baskets or bins. You can find these at just about any department store. The shelves give the playroom room a sleek and organized look, and the baskets offer plenty of space to hide toys.
Hide-able storage bins
If you’re still short on space, consider buying a few totes that can slide under the sofa. Your local department store should have these available for a cheap price. While they aren’t as accessible as the storage bins sitting on your new shelves, it’s still a good way to hide some clutter that you’re not ready to part with.
Find the right sofa
If you have any kind of sofa in the room, be sure it’s not too big for the room. An oversized piece of furniture doesn’t just take up room; it shrinks and crowds your free space. Check out online sites like sofasandsectionals.com
for some great space-saving ideas.
Keep the color scheme light
Lighter paint can make a room seem bigger. If you’ve got a dark color covering the walls right now, consider a change. A light yellow, pale grey or even light tan colors can create an open feel in your playroom. Be sure to invest in paint with a primer. It will take less time to paint and once it’s on the wall it’s easier to scrub, just in case your child decides to color on the newly painted walls.
Make a donation
Sometime, when your kids aren’t looking, go through the toys and weed out the unpopular ones. We all know kids go through toy phases. One week they can’t live without their racetrack set and next week it’s old news. It’s a good idea to whittle down the toy pile every four months; otherwise no amount of storage will contain the mountain of toys.
Treats for Helping
Once your child is old enough, create a reward system to encourage your child to help keep the playroom tidy. The reward doesn’t have to be money. You can always reward your child with an ice cream stop or a trip to the park. Plus, you can use this little incentive program as they get older. From de-cluttering the playroom to helping with household chores, if kids have an incentive it’s easier to get them to commit to tasks around the house.