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Playroom Clean-Up Made Easy

As a soon to be mama, people keep telling me that I’m going to have SO MUCH STUFF. They are also fascinated to see what I will store as memorabilia and what I will “allow” in my home. My fiance and I are pretty minimal when it comes to what we bring into our home. We truly believe in quality over quantity and plan to instill that same value in our child.

With that said, you as the parent have a choice to limit the amount of stuff that comes into your home. Just sayin’.

My fiance always says, “less stuff, less problems.” It’s kinda true, right?

When organizing a playroom, account for function and effectiveness, the age of your child and how much time you want to spend cleaning up versus having your kiddo clean up. Simple is always better unless you plan to be the one color-coding legos in the middle of the night.

In fact, when children are taught organizing skills from a young age, they are more likely to tackle other jobs independently, like homework, chores and other tasks. Kids actually crave routine and consistency. As a young child, having an organized bedroom gave me a huge sense of security.

Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of organizing Jillian Barberie’s kids’ playroom. We hope it inspires you to make some simple playroom changes so that you can get back to what really matters.

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Hanging the artwork saved space and made great wall decor!

Simply adding bin clips and labels to the drawers solves the problem of knowing where things are located and how to put them away after each use!

I wouldn’t recommend glass containment for young kiddos, but Jillian’s pre-teens know the drill. We used Ikea vases to store all of the drawing supplies for cheap and cheerful containment.

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We repurposed the existing shelving units for art supplies. The dolls and trucks found new homes in baskets where they fit much better.

We love these Ikea Kuggis bins that are made from 70% recycled materials!!  They come with a lid for easy stacking and space saving. Chalkboard labels, make reusing the bin when the contents need to change super convenient. Simply wipe off with a wet paper towel or a biodegradable Ode to Clean wipe and rename with a chalkboard pen.

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Have fun with your bookshelf! Arranging your books in color (ROYGBIV: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) order is a great way to keep your shelf organized and playful.

What did we do with all of those toys on the shelves? The Ikea Kallax unit is one of our favorite storage systems! These fabric cubes, now house everything from dolls to cars and everything has a proper home. Cleaning up at the end of the day is super simple when each bin has a label and each thing has a place to live.

All Clutter Healing® projects strive to create spaces that are realistic for the client to maintain far long after we are gone. Since there is no cookie-cutter approach to organizing, it’s important that any playroom system is easy for you and your little one to follow.

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