Amy Clark’s Kids Playroom Organization Tips

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Keeping a playroom organized can feel like a losing battle when your kids are small. Over the years, I have learned that minimizing the amount of items and maximizing the storage solutions has helped us keep on top of organizing this space. Here are a few tips that we’ve used in our house to keep the playroom neat and fun at the same time.

1. Assess the Situation

Gather your toys in one place and begin grouping similar items together. Have your kids help evaluate what they want close at hand and see what can be stored or donated.


2. Clean the Toys

Vacuum plush items with the accessory brush on your vacuum and run non-electronic plastic items through the dishwasher. In addition, wood toys can be wiped down with vinegar.


3. Give the Room a Good Scrubbing

Once everything is picked up, deep clean the carpet. Then make sure to tackle the hard to dust areas like baseboards and window frames.


4. Group Your Items

Find frequently used items easier by labeling baskets and organizing similar things together in convenient places. For messier materials that require parental supervision, utilize higher shelves.

Library Cart

5. Create a Library Cart

Organize toys and books on a library cart to keep track of your kid’s favorite things in one central place.


6.Give Them a Place to Create

Label buckets to organize different art supplies with ease. Then, display their art on mounted clipboards to make frequent swapping easy.


7. Make it Cozy

Make the space comfortable for kids to spend time in by adding cozy seating to encourage reading.

Tidy Space

8. Put Kids in Charge

Teach kids to keep their own space tidy by having them help organize the room. This will make future playroom cleaning a breeze and will keep the room looking clean and fun in the meantime.

What are your tips for organizing your child’s playroom or bedroom? Tell us in the comments below.

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Amy Clark

Amy Allen Clark has been the driving force behind MomAdvice since 2004. In addition to running a successful community for women and running after her two kids, she has appeared on The Early Show, and in Parents magazine, Redbook, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, MSN Money and The New York Times.

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