Kids' Bedroom Chaos
Kids' Bedroom Chaos-Control Techniques
Kid chaos - we all know what it looks like. Mess all over the floor. Paint up the walls. Unmade beds.
For a parent, it can all be a little overwhelming. You want your kids to keep a tight ship, but they seem sometimes unable to do so.
So what’s the answer here?
The trick is to come up with strategies that make it harder for the mess to happen in the first place. And that means playing with your interiors.
Here are some methods to control kids’ bedroom chaos.
Keep Unused Toys In The Attic
Mess tends to multiply the more objects that children have in their environments. If they have a hundred toys at their disposal, the vast majority of them will eventually wind up on the floor.
So what’s the solution here?
The trick is to limit the number of toys available at any given time to only the ones that they play with. Everything else can go in the attic.
Get Storage Furniture
Kids bedroom furniture has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Most manufacturers now understand the importance of including storage options in every item that they sell. That seems like the best way to control clutter.
If you’re limited for space, try looking for beds with cupboard storage beneath. A lot of designs come with a tremendous storage volume, allowing you to store everything, from giant cuddly toys to doll’s houses.
Use The Space Above The Door
Take a look at the space above your kids’ bedroom doors. Are you using it?
The answer is probably, “no,” you’re not.
It’s a good idea to use this space because it’s out of the way, doesn’t affect the flow of the room, and doesn’t get in the way of any furniture that you might already have.
Making use of the space is easy. Usually, all you need to do is put up some attractive shelving, leaving plenty of space for the door to swing below. Here, you can keep books, DVDs, journals, and even ornaments that your child doesn’t use every day.
Buy A Chest
Kids love chests because they remind them of pirate adventures. But adults also love them too because of the storage they provide and how they make a room feel.
Chests are also great anti-mess devices. The reason for this comes down to how children interact with them.
When all your storage is shelving and cupboards, nothing is stopping your kids from ripping everything out to get to what they want.
But when you have a chest, gravity is suddenly on your side. Objects fall towards the floor and it takes more effort to actually lift them out and start playing with them.
Don’t Use A Carpet
Carpeted bedrooms might feel nice under your feet (and look good for that matter), but they don’t mix particularly well with kids.
Fortunately, there are way more options out there.
The best solution is probably laminate combined with a rug. You get a hard, easy-to-clean surface, plus the softness of a washable rug.