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Tips and tricks for organizing your children’s play space


Whether your kids retreat into their own designated playroom or head, right to their bedrooms after a long day at school, there’s no denying how messy these spaces can get over time. Between the toys and trinkets, the dress-up outfits and the silly hats, it can be difficult to keep track of all of your children’s belongings without a proper organization plan in place.

Instead of lining the room with boring bins and expecting your kids to listen every time you say “clean your room,” why not set them up for success from the start? A reorganization strategy can be a simple way to get your kids involved with taking care of their play space and give you peace of mind instead of a rush of anxiety when you enter their rooms.

Here are a few of our tried-and-true tips and tricks for organizing the play area:

The most important factor in any revamp is getting rid of the things that simply don’t belong anymore. Maybe this means finally letting go of the baby toys your toddler grew up with. Or, maybe it’s the dolls your teen will never touch again. Getting rid of the unnecessary items will create the free space that has been keeping this room from staying organized in the first place. Donate to a local shelter or charity, or send to a friend or family in need with children.

Declutter to start with a clean slate.Declutter to start with a clean slate.

Revamp the theme to grow with your kids
Does the play space need a transformation in general? Before you can implement an organization strategy, think about how the room is aging with your children, and how long it can last in its current state. A play space can easily turn into a study space or lounging area for a teenager with the right decor and furniture. Keep this in mind as you think about your next steps forward to revamping the space.

Use multifunctional furniture that encourages reorganization
Don’t clutter the room with bulky furniture that only serves one purpose. A desk with vertical shelving and a hollow ottoman are two perfect examples of multifunctional furniture that make perfect sense in the play area.


Involve your children in the redesign process.Involve your children in the redesign process.

Schedule a regular cleaning day
To keep this living space from driving you insane on a regular basis, teach your children the importance of maintaining the area. This is essential. Schedule one day a week for the room to get a quick clean up to avoid reverting to the disorganized place you started with.

Call a personal decorator for help
We get it! The play space can be a disaster to start. It can be an overwhelming project to tackle on your own. Instead of stressing over the idea of initiating the reorganization, why not call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors for some expert assistance?

One of our design consultants will come to your home for a free consultation to evaluate the room you’re ready to revamp. From there, you, the decorator and your kids can collaborate on what style works best, what kind of organization solutions are needed and any other details you feel are relevant for the project.

Once all of your questions are answered, your personal decorator will curate the new and improved playroom that you and your children will love.

Are you ready to get started? Contact one of our experienced design consultants today to get the ball rolling.