A Kids’ room today is synonymous with endless stuff, starting from crayons, toys, school items, hobby items, return gifts, birthday gifts, the list is endless. Those living in shrunken urban spaces will realise the enormity that the storage of all such stuff poses. it is important to provide individual spaces for all such stuff in order to avoid the distress of hunting for things when required. While cleaning up my own house over the weekend for Diwali, I did a few quick things:
1. Provide soft boards for display. For those with kids who love making craft and are creative, soft boards can be used as display space. The advantage of this is it can be easily changed and reorganised according to the craft that needs to be displayed. Just ensure that it is within easy reach of the child. The image on top shows a filled up soft board.
2. Use organisers. A typical shoe organiser can be used to organise crayons and all other art material. This is also helpful for the child to find the materials required easily.
3. Use boxes, bins and baskets. Bins and baskets can be used extensively to store toys and sports material. It can further be segregated with the size of the toys and sports materials. One should try and
select stackable boxes to store stuff and ensure they are labeled to make it easier for the child or nanny or any other caregiver to reorganise things after using them.
4. Separate book shelves. It is especially important for school going kids to have separate book shelves for school books and story and other non study books. This makes the task of the kids in remaining focused during study time and activity / reading time and helps avoid distractions.