7 Organizational Hacks for Setting Up a Child’s New Room

by Dusty Rhodes on Apr 12, 2023  in 
  • Cleaning
  • Home Storage
  • Organization


You have just moved into your new home and your child is excited to set up their new bedroom. The room is a blank canvas, so the possibilities are endless. While your child may be focused on unpacking their new toys and setting up the bed, you may be thinking about how you can keep things organized and neat. Keeping kids’ toys, clothes, and books in order can be a real challenge. As soon as you put their things away, the kids pull it right back out again. Before you know it, the room looks like a cluttered mess. The good news is that there are plenty of clever ways to organize your kid’s room that are both budget-friendly and innovative. Here are a few ideas for transforming your child’s room into a playspace that is both fun and organized.

1. Get Rid of Excess

If you didn’t have time to go through all of your child’s belongings before the move, unpacking is the perfect time to declutter and get rid of excess toys and clothes that your child no longer needs. If your child is kicking and screaming about getting rid of toys, try talking to them about the importance of decluttering and donating to others. You can also make the process fun by turning it into a game. Go through their clothes and donate or sell anything that no longer fits. Then, do the same for toys and books. Once you’ve purged all of the excess, you will be ready to organize the remaining items in your child’s room.

2. Add Storage Baskets in the Closet

Plastic storage baskets are an inexpensive way to organize your child’s belongings. They come in a variety of sizes so find some that fit neatly into your child’s closet. You can even hang them on the wall inside the closet! These baskets are perfect for items like hats, mittens, hair accessories, socks, and small toys. You can even label the baskets so your child can easily find and put away their belongings.

3. Under Bed Storage Bins

Flat storage bins are easy to slide under the bed and can be a great solution for out of season clothing, extra toys, blankets, or any other items you need to store. You have just added a great deal of additional storage space to your kids room, and everything is neatly tucked out of sight!

4. Invest in Storage Furniture

If you are planning to purchase a few pieces for your child’s new room, consider purchasing furniture that can be used for storage. Here are a few great ideas for storage furniture:

  • ●A bed that has has built-in cubbies or drawers
  • ●A bunk bed that is raised to provide additional storage space underneath
  • ●Ottomans that open to provide storage
  • ●Cabinets or armoire
  • ●Shelving units
  • ●Book cases
  • ●Desk with or without hutch


5. Hang Hair Accessories

If you are a parent of a little girl, you probably know how quickly bows, headbands, and hair clips can end up in disarray. Try organizing your daughter’s hair accessories by hanging an old frame and adding a few pieces of ribbon in the middle. Not only can you paint it any color to match your child’s room, but all of her hair accessories will be neatly clipped and organized in one place.

6. Use Pegboards for Hats and Nerf Guns

If your boys have a collection of baseball caps or nerf guns, you will love this hack! Install a peg board to your child’s wall (either in the closet or on the bedroom wall) and add some stylish peg hooks. You can add color by framing the peg board or painting the whole thing. This is a simple, fun, and effective way to organize and store your son’s hats and nerf collection.

7. Over the Door Storage Organizers

You have probably seen plenty of over the door shoe organizers, but did you know that they can be used for so much more than shoes? These nifty organizers are perfect for organizing art supplies, Barbie dolls, toy cars, legos, action figures, and so much more!

Dusty Rhodes