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Creating a study space within the home has never been more important. Children who are still learning remotely, or perhaps have switched to a hybrid learning method, desire a secluded environment that’s free of distractions. Even those who have returned back to school for physical in-person classes deserve their own space to complete schoolwork; the dining room table should be reserved strictly for dinnertime and mingling with family members, not dividing fractions and picking apart English literature.

Whether your kids have a designated learning space removed from the hustle and bustle of your busy home or they have a special book nook in their own room, organization should always be a top priority. Clearing a desk of clutter can equate to an open mind that’s ready to buckle down and get to work.

Here are a few of our tried and true tips for organizing your children’s home study space:

1. Fill the room with the right furniture
Many times, disorganization occurs because there isn’t enough multifunctional furniture within the workspace. Does your kid’s desk often look cluttered with school books, papers, writing utensils and other tools needed to complete homework? Offering other places to put these belongings is one simple way to reduce the mess and keep things more in line.

Fill baskets with kid toys to keep it out of the wayFill baskets with kid toys to keep it out of the way.

“Seriously purge your space of clutter and invest in some organizational tools! Bins, shallow boxes, stackable trays and toy caddies are all great options for storage that can be easily moved around as needed.” David Haseley said.

A desk with concealed storage space and a bookshelf are two other simple pieces of furniture that can work wonders for organization.

2. Take advantage of the wall space
Beyond investing in helpful organizational furniture, take a look at the study area wall space. This is an optimal opportunity to take advantage of vertical organizational shelves beyond the bookshelf. Floating shelves are a great option for the study space as they are fully functional without being too bulky. With useful furniture and shelving options, you can help your kid keep their desk almost completely bare when it’s time to get to work.

Your child's desk is clutter free by placing books and items on shelvesYour child’s desk is clutter free by placing books and items on shelves.

3. Put study space organization on the weekly chore list
Organizing and revamping the study space could be considered the easy part. Can you count on your child to keep the space together? Instead of putting all of your effort into reorganizing the study space without setting cleaning guidelines, make sure your kid understands that tidying up this personal area, on a weekly basis, should be a top priority. Not only can this help them stay motivated and focused, but it will also keep you from losing your sanity on the side.

Your child can stay focused when when their study space is organized.

Your child can stay focused when when their study space is organized.

4. Contact Decorating Den Interiors for organizational expertise
Let’s face it: Children can be messy. However, making the effort to set them up for success can go a long way with the right tips and tricks. If our previous suggestions sound doable for you and your kids but you could use a little bit of assistance along the journey to reorganization, call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors.

He or she will come to your home to provide a complimentary consultation. At this time, you and your decorator can discuss the ideas that are circulating your head, as well as the wants, needs and end goals of the room. During this conversation, be sure to bring your child so your personal design consultant can get an idea of the style and personality that needs to fill the room.

Once your personal decorator has an idea of what you and your little one want to get out of the study space, you can get the ball rolling on the organizational project.

Spring is here and summer break may be right around the corner, but getting this space ready for the upcoming school year is a great way to plan ahead. Contact us today to get started!