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  • 26th January 2012
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De-cluttering your kids rooms

Organising your children’s bedroom can be one of the most difficult tasks you face around your home. Keeping it clean can be a problem but with the right organisation, it may make it easier for your child to pick up after themselves and take better care of their toys. Big Yellow Self Storage has come up with some helpful tips on how to de-clutter and organise your child’s bedroom or toy room in the easiest way possible!
1. Get two boxes and one large rubbish bag. Label one box ‘keep’, the other ‘donate’, and start sorting. Work in a clockwise pattern, making sure you hit every section of the room.

2. Invest in some plastic containers to store under the bed, in the closet, or on empty shelves. Go through the ‘keep’ bin and decide which items you’d like to keep in the room and which you may not be able to part with just yet. For items you can’t bear to get rid of, Big Yellow Self Storage can securely store your belongings for as little as £7 a week.

3. Place plastic toys, books and commonly used things in easy to reach areas. Other items such as markers, paint, breakables and pieces containing small parts should be placed in out-of- the way areas.

4. Rotate their toys. If your family has accumulated lots of toys with multiple children, create separate boxes to store all the toys in. Let your children help pick out what toys they want to play with the most. Once you’ve decided which toys they want to play with, place the other two boxes in a closet, and rotate the boxes every couple of weeks or at the end of every month. This way all toys will be played with, and it’s less to clean up before bed time.

5. Organise the room with your kids. Help them mark the containers with what it should contain. This simple method can ensure little mess as well as a quick and easy clean up after play time.
It may take a bit of time to de-clutter and get organised, but just remember it’ll be worth it in the end. Get the whole family involved and make it fun. It’s important to involve your child in the process and listen to what they think are the most important to keep and what they want to donate. If your child is ready to get rid of something but you’re still holding on to the memories, you can always save it for storage and you can revisit it another day.