Yes, it is possible to have kids and a clean house — and these clever DIYs are proof. Give your existing walls and furniture an update to help them work harder and keep clutter at bay. Plus get more designer-approved ideas for kids rooms!
The best way to get kids to pick up their toys: Make your storage part of their play area, like in this idea seen on Hello Baby Brown. Here, roomy standing baskets (painted a stylish copper) functions as a display for the pretend food used in the adorable play kitchen
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It's all about stowing away like with like in this idea from . Here, teeny toys are categorized into clear shoe boxes. Though you can see each type of toy in a glance, labels also help make things even easier to find.
Take advantage of awkward wall space by turning it into a mini-library. installed short picture ledges that keep treasured bedtime reads within reach.
created this cute kid-focused mudroom storage area using hinged storage benches. While this stows away bags, shoes and other items, you could also borrow this idea for toys.
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Help your child get dressed in the morning by labeling drawers or baskets, like in this closet found on . Since everything has its own specific spot, you'll never run late because you couldn't find the striped socks your daughter needed to wear.
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Everyone knows under the bed is a great storage spot, but often the space becomes a disorganized mess full of storage bins and dust bunnies. Designer and blogger made her own storage carts with wheels to solve this dilemma. Now, items are organized and easily accessible.
Jen of created smart seating and storage in her kids' playroom. She turned two Expedit bookcases from IKEA on their sides and added a foam cushion and an eye-catching fabric. Green baskets placed inside each shelf help sort and hold toys.
Instead of stowing away dress-up costumes in plastic storage bins or trunks, put them on display. Jenny of created a DIY garment rack for her daughter to make playtime a little more special.
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Use children's books as decor by color-coordinating them and placing them in forward-facing bookshelves like in this idea from via .
Pegboards aren't just for hardware or craft storage. Hang one up in your child's room and use caddies to store diapers, toiletries or socks and other accessories, like this cute nursery by .
Every kid loves little hiding spots to play in. Ashley of transformed her son's lackluster closet into a space that's part reading nook, part storage space.
If you're replacing your old coffee table with a newer one, don't throw the old one away: Transform it into a play table for your kids. Kate of turned a budget-friendly IKEA piece into an organized spot for her son's LEGOs.
Multipurpose pieces are key to any functional, hyper-organized space. So when it comes to choosing furniture, like seating, look for ones that have some extra storage. For her kids' play table, Whitney at made rolling storage cubes to hold books and other craft supplies.
Recycle old wooden crates or boxes and hang them on your child's bedroom walls to hold toys, books and other accessories like in this idea from . You can give them new life by painting or wallpapering them.