Organization Tips

  • Great Tips for Creating Space in Your Child’s Room

    Great-Tips-for-Creating-Space-in-Your-Child’s-Room-Mom's-BunkHouse.jpgAs any parent can likely attest to, there just never seems to be enough space in your child’s room. No matter how hard you try and how many times you clean up the space, it seems to get cluttered and disorganized in the blink of an eye. This is especially true if you are working with a smaller space, like many of us have to. Whether your kids share a bedroom or the room is just not super big, sometimes you have to tap into your creative side and find ways to create space in your child’s room. Depending on how old they are, it is important for your kiddos to have enough room to play, do homework, read, and sleep, without feeling overwhelmed and cramped. While we don’t always think of our kids as being picky when it comes to how big the room is, the chances of the space looking like a total disaster - day after day - is much higher if you aren’t well organized.

    Today we are going to look at - you guessed it - how to make the most out of the not-so-huge space in your child’s room. Let’s face it, children’s rooms never seem to have enough space for all the stuff they accumulate over the years, let alone room for the things that really matter, like their bed and dresser. While it is far-fetched for any parent to think they will ever be able to walk through their child’s room without having to step over clothes and toys, there are a few things you can do to make the space more functional and easier on the eyes. Without further ado, here are a few tips to help create more space in your child’s room, without breaking the bank:

    • Choose the right bed. A bed is obviously a necessity in your child’s room, but picking the right bed for the space can be somewhat of a challenge. If you don’t have a lot of room to work with, it may be a good idea to go with a bunk bed or loft. Both of these options will free up space, allowing you to have more room for toys, a desk, or any other furniture items. If you go with a loft bed, you will have room to put a desk, small sofa, or even shelving underneath, which is great if you are working with a small room.
    • Create the illusion of more space. One way to make a room appear larger is to paint the walls light colors. Using soft tones like blues and greens will help make the room look bigger and brighter, which will actually go a long way when it comes to making the space enjoyable for your kiddo.
    • Strategically arrange the furniture. This may take a few tries, but it is important to make sure you are arranging the furniture in a way that will allow for the most open floor space as possible. Whether the bed needs to be flush against the wall or you need to keep all clothes in a closet and forgo a dresser, there are various ways to do this.
    • Go vertical. When it comes to organizing a child’s room and using the space to the best of your ability, it may be necessary to think vertical. We’ve already discussed the benefits of bunk beds, but you may also want to purchase a vertical unit to store toys, clothes, and any other knickknacks. This will give your child more room to move about and truly enjoy their space, and it may also help you keep it organized.

    Whether you are looking for a new dresser to help with organization or a set of bunk beds to open up the space, be sure and browse our selection of kids’ furniture at Mom’s Bunk House today. If you can’t find exactly what you had in mind, just ask! We are happy to answer any questions you may have or help in any way we can. Happy shopping!

  • Clever Kids Storage Ideas for Busy Moms

    Clever-Kids-Storage-Ideas-for-Busy-Moms-Bunk-HouseBelieve it or not, but it is actually possible to keep your day job and have a clean house, even with kids. As working moms can attest to, sometimes the last thing that is on your mind is making sure all the dust bunnies are gone and the kitchen floor is spic-and-span. If you have toddlers or multiple kiddos, it can be even more tiring to keep the house clean and organized. When it comes to your kids’ rooms, in particular, it can seem nearly impossible to make sure everything is in order, day in and day out. Let’s face it - there are simply more important things in life than making sure all the toys are picked up, the beds are made, and the magazines are put away. However, this doesn’t mean we all don’t want a clean home, right?

    Even though you may be saying to yourself right now reading this, “I don’t have enough time, nor do I really care if my kids have an organized toy chest and room”, we’d guarantee that you won’t stop reading if we tell you we have the organization solution you’ve been dreaming of. That’s right, we have a whole host of ideas that will help you cleverly and conveniently store your child’s belongings, without having to spend your entire evening picking up after them.

    Get color-coordinated. When it comes to storing ALL of your child’s toys, clothes, books, and other random items, one of the secrets to keeping things in order is to adopt a color coordinated model. Not only will this make the whole clean up process easier on you, but it may actually encourage your kiddos to put toys away when they are done with them - just maybe.

    Go label crazy. As your kids get older the more involved they want to be. If they are in the “dress themselves” phase of childhood, a great way to keep things organized and efficiently stored is by labeling all shelves, drawers, and baskets. By labeling everything, your kids will quickly learn that each item has a specific ‘home’, and they will therefore have an easier time putting things away.

    Strategically use the space under the bed. Alright, we all know that the space under our bed is where we stuff all those things we don’t know what to do with, right? Not so fast. If you have kids and are short on storage space, try implementing some organization under the bed, instead of just teaching your kids that’s where we throw everything that doesn’t have a home. You can easily place a couple dresser drawers under the bed loose, which will help your organization right away.

    ● Don’t be afraid to display dress-up clothes. It’s safe to say that one of the biggest messes your kids can create is when it comes time to play dress up. In order to avoid an unsightly disaster, time and time again, why not leave the dress-up clothes out where they can see them? You can easily construct a DIY garment rack, then all you will need are a few hangers. With the dress up clothes out for everyone to see, they are much less likely to create a mess, and they may actually hang the clothes back up when done!

    We hope these few ideas will give you a good place to start when it comes to organizing your child’s room. With a little creative thinking and a few weekend hours, you will be able to get everyone on the same page when it comes to storing and organizing items, which will in turn make your life all the more easier. For more storage ideas and kids furniture in general, check out Mom’s Bunk House.

  • Smart Tips to Keep Your Kids’ Room Nice and Tidy

    Kids-Room-Tidy-Clean-Organized-Moms-Bunk-House-TexasLet’s face it - kids’ rooms easily become cluttered and crowded with toys, clothes, books, and other items. No matter how hard you try, it can be extremely difficult to keep their room tidy and organized. Even if you have a toy chest or box for them to place their belongings in once playtime is over with, they oftentimes remain on the floor. Whether you are dealing with toddlers or teens, it is important to engrain them with habits that will help them stay organized and keep their room nice and tidy. No matter their age, kids can be good organizers, as long as you give them the right tools and storage options. By teaching your kids how to stay organized beginning at an early age, you will be providing them with the skills they need to stay organized throughout their lifetime. It is also important to keep in mind that kids learn by example, meaning that if you aren’t organized, why would they follow suit? Kids may react to their parents’ messiness in different ways and the best way to ensure they don’t become a bigger slob than you are is to steer them in the right direction before it’s too late.

    There is a lot of research that suggests our child’s behavioral patterns, including organizational skills, are set by the age of three. So while you may not think they need to learn how to clean up after themselves until they are a bit older, this could be detrimental to their development and ability to keep their room and surrounding clean and organized. Mom’s Bunk House offers a wide range of storage solutions and other options that will help your kids get - and stay - organized. From a chest of drawers to a fun bookcase, be sure and check out our inventory and see what items you think will help your kiddos get organized.

    Here are a few smart and useful tips to help you organize your kids bedroom:

    • Go through your child’s belongings at least once a month. By going through all the toys, clothes, books, and other knickknacks that are in your child’s room once a month, you are lessening the chance of the space getting filled with unused and unwanted items. Store out-of-season clothing and toys elsewhere, such as in a separate toy chest or under-the-bed storage in order to keep things nice and tidy.
    • Involve your child in the decluttering process. By involving your child in the organization and decluttering process, you are giving them the tools they need to keep their rooms clean long-term. This is also a great chance for you to teach them how important it is to share - as you can donate toys and clothes they are no longer using to children who are less fortunate.
    • Make sure toys and books are accessible. Bring in a bookshelf or two and place them near reading spots in order to ensure your child can find these items when they need. One of the ways a child’s room can get messy is when they are looking for something they cannot find. By organizing the room with your child, they should remember where everything is and will have an easier time when they are looking for a particular book or toy.
    • Categorize toys. Adopt a system for categorizing and organizing your child’s toys. It may be a good idea to divide them into several categories, such as outside and inside. Try to keep similar items together so your child has an easier time finding them.
    • Keep a toy box in the family room. Chances are your child isn’t only playing with their toys when in their room, which is why it is a good idea to have a toy box in a central location. This will make clean up time much, much easier.

    Helping your child get and keep their room organized and clean can be quite a battle, but it should be a little easier with the help of the above tips. If you have any questions or would like to check out our selection or storage furniture, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Tips for Organizing and Managing Your Kids’ Toys

    Messy Kid room - Moms Bunk HouseHave you ever walked into your kids room and just been in shock at what a disaster it looks like, especially after you just cleaned it? Many - if not most - parents can relate to this feeling of defeat and frustration at the sight of a messy, unorganized, and downright destructive kids room. No matter how many times you tell your kiddos to put their toys away, or how many times you put them away yourself, every toy in the bucket seems to find its way back to the floor in a matter of hours. If you have kids, toys are undoubtedly an important and unavoidable fixture of your home. Even though you are fully aware of this fact, the sheer volume of the amount of toys and games they have can easily get out of hand if you’re not careful. This is why it is important to have an organization plan in place. To aid in this organization process, Mom’s Bunk House is here to rescue you! We offer a wide range of kids toy boxes and benches, all of which will help you keep your kids’ room organized and stylish. From multi-purpose benches to eye-catching toy boxes, you will find everything you need to help achieve your goals for managing and organizing your child’s room.

    Once you’ve decided on what vessel you are going to use for keeping your kids toys in order, consider the following steps:

    Take a child’s eye view. When organizing your child’s room, it is important that you get down to their eye level in order to help him or her get organized. Take a look at the space, storage, furniture, toys, and other possessions from your child’s vantage point and then come up with a plan. You may be surprised at the result!

    ● Include your child in the process. While it can be tempting to simply take over and wade through the mess of your child’s room alone, including them in the cleanup may actually help you down the road. Use the organization process as a learning activity, and do your best to figure out what is working - and what’s not - for your child to stay organized.

    ● Simplify and store. Sure, your child’s room is meant to be a fun, safe, comfortable place for them to let loose and be, well, a child. However, this doesn’t mean the room can’t be organized. Start by sorting through all your child’s belongings and simplify. If you have younger kids, a ‘toy library’ is oftentimes the answer. Use the toy box or bench that you recently purchased from Mom’s Bunks to create a selection of toys that they can easily access, and put back when they’re done.

    ● Assess, reassess, and donate. It is recommended that, every few months, you go through all of your kids toys and determine which ones are being used the most and which are no longer popular with your kiddos. If you do a little research, you will quickly find that there are lots of children’s consignment stores or thrift stores that will gladly accept clean and gently used toys.

    ● Make it easier to put away, and harder to get out. Last but certainly not least, the best way for efficient children’s storage and organization is to make his or her toys easier to put away but more difficult to get out. Use bookshelves, toy boxes, bins, and other creative ideas for storage to ensure your child’s room doesn’t turn into a warzone once again.

    With a little patience and some help from our online selection of children’s furniture and storage options, you will have your child’s room organized in no time!

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