Space-Saving Tips for Kids’ Rooms in Condos


space saving tips for kid's room

Toys, clothes, knick-knacks, and more—kids can get into a lot as they grow and learn. Hobbies and other interests can quickly take up a lot of space, which can be disadvantageous to the condo owner. Even in the current amply-sized studios and one-bedroom units, as in Megaworld at the Fort’s newest developments, poor use of the area can quickly lead to maximum capacity pretty quickly.

The best way to tackle the space problem before it starts is to begin a careful strategy of organization. Kids’ rooms especially need a proposed system of putting things where they belong to keep things spacious and orderly. Of course, you’ll need that and a good deal of cooperation to ensure that things stay where they should. Following a couple of rules can help make the job of clean-up not so daunting a task:

 Kids’ rooms especially need a proposed system of putting things where they belong to keep things spacious and orderly. 

Labelling

toys with labelsThis is not only a way to designate places for everything, but it also helps kids learn how to care for their things at an early age. Setting aside drawers and trunks for specific things can help them put toys and other things away without having to puzzle over where to put them. Stick-on labels can be made using label makers that can be found in almost all office supply stores. Make the font big enough for little eyes to spot and use contrasting colors to match the room’s color scheme. Another approach is to purchase sets of foam letters that you can use to create a fun counterpoint to the more serious task of organizing.

 Stick-on labels can be made using label makers that can be found in almost all office supply stores.

Double-Up 

toy organizerEven within closets and drawers, your kids’ stuff can quickly become cluttered and create a catastrophic mess. You can prevent this by further organizing what’s within. Use multiple hangers or a coat hook to put away clothes and related accessories, such as suspenders, belts, and mini trinkets. Attachable pockets can also be hung behind closet doors for storing shoes and other things. Placing dividers within drawers can help separate clothing piles and keep them from mixing together when your child rummages for an outfit.

Use multiple hangers or a coat hook to put away clothes and related accessories, such as suspenders, belts, and mini trinkets.

Desk Jars

Desk JarsCrayons, marbles, pens, and the like can also be easily managed with a couple of heavy duty jars. Line these up atop cabinets or desks to provide an easy way to put things away. Kids can simply scoop and store once the fun is done. It also puts their supplies within easy reach when they want to color, draw, or get up to any sanctioned mischief during their spare time.

 

Stackable Boxes

storage in play roomSave space and store more with clear containers that can easily pile on top of one another. They make great options for storing footwear and toys and the see-through material makes it easier to see what’s inside. Kids can immediately find what they’re looking for without having to pull everything out. These come in different sizes allowing you to select which fit your needs.

 

Wheels

Toy and Book CartMaking everything movable is a unique way to get everything in order quickly. Putting wheels on stools, tables, and drawers can help you push them out of the way to make a play space. Just as easily, they can be rolled back into place after all the fun is done. These rubberized attachments also minimize unsightly scuff marks on the floor that can be caused by dragging stuff around without a little padding.

 Making everything movable is a unique way to get everything in order quickly.

Kid-Friendly

kids playingWhen purchasing toys and other things, read the labels well and find out if they’re safe for rigorous use. Washable markers for instance will take away the worry out of having to get unwanted marks of walls and furniture. Durable playthings will be easier to clean and you won’t have to spend so much time picking up a ton of tiny spare parts. Low, kid-sized furniture is also a great investment since these are more stable and sturdy making them safer to climb on and play with.

 When purchasing toys and other things, read the labels well and find out if they’re safe for rigorous use. 

Disposal 

Trash binsMake trash bins easily accessible to kids and teach them where and how to discard their mess. Practice getting rid of anything in the room that is no longer of use. Old toys and clothes can be thrown away or put up for donation. Another practice is to hand them down to younger children who can still put them to good use. Regularly assess your child’s possessions and see what can still be kept and what can be given away. This will help you get rid of clutter build-up and free up space for other, more necessary, things.

 Make trash bins easily accessible to kids and teach them where and how to discard their mess.

 

 

Following these simple techniques, keeping your kids’ room organized will be child’s play. Making your young one part of the process can also teach them responsibility and concern for their surroundings.  Turning clean-up into a fun game you play with the entire family is another way to get your growing youngster engaged in making the available space more conducive to live in.

 

Andrew Lauchengco

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Andrew is the current Marketing Communications Associate of Megaworld at the Fort focusing on brand development, content management, project execution, and digital marketing. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development, and earned his post-graduate diploma in Industrial Relations at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Andrew is also an active musician in the local independent scene and is a martial arts enthusiast.

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