Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:04 PM EDT
Keeping a kid's room organized may seem like a bit of a pipe dream for some parents, but when you do get your kids to pick up the toys and clothes laying around, there’s got to be a place to put them all.
The good intentions of closet organizers don’t always do the trick. Instead, re-use items from around the house and find space under the bed, behind doors, and in other nooks of your kid’s room. For example, if you’ve got an old dresser that’s falling apart, salvage a few of the drawers, add some casters and you’ve got instant (and cheap!) under-bed storage.
Above: dresser drawers photo via flickr member Kristin Roach. Casters from IKEA (EXPEDIT set for $10) and Canadian Tire (swivel with brake, $5.49 each; rubber rigid caster, $1.49 each)
Other affordable ideas to organize your kids' bedroom:
- Hanging mesh organizers: tuck these behind a door to catch small plastic toys and cars
- Reuse old wipes tubs for crayons, markers, and other art supplies
- Laundry baskets aren't just for laundry. Pick up a few extras to quickly wrangle up your kids' messes