Your little one’s playroom is where they’ll spend most of their time, and where they’ll likely make their first memories with you.
But it can also be the messiest area in the house, as kids can get pretty messy or disorganised, which is why most parents find themselves cleaning up after their children once playtime is over!
Here are some tips that can help you and your child maintain a clean and organised play space at home.
1. Get storage supplies
First things first - shop for storage supplies! Whether you opt for shelving or even cubby bins, having adequate storage space is key to organising your child’s playroom.
Make the storage options accessible for your child, but also choose options that are safe for your little one to use independently.
Some of the best nursery furniture brands have a range of storage options that are both practical and safe for your child to use.
Check out the items from top baby furniture brands like DaVinci or Babyletto for high-quality, multifunctional items. These brands provide nursery furniture that combines both form and function.
2. Set up a toy corner
Set a small area in the playroom that will serve as your child’s designated toy corner. In this space, store all your little one’s toys with the appropriately labeled bins.
You can also purchase cushioned play mats for the floor, so your child can be seated comfortably during playtime.
3. Organise art supplies
To encourage creativity and fun, art supplies are a must-have for little ones.
However, certain art supplies (like markers and paint) can make a real mess if not properly kept, which is why you need a special area to store them.
Consider creating a little art corner similar to the toy area we shared above. This could comprise a wall space with magnetised bins to organise brushes, paint tubes and even an area to showcase your child’s artwork!
4. Make use of the available wall space
If you’ve got limited floor space in the playroom, opt to build storage on walls! We’d recommend this type of storage especially for books.
Build your little one their own mini library, where they can pick books for bedtime or for their own quiet reading time. Of course, be sure to ensure the shelves are accessible to your little one, and that the corners of your setup aren’t too sharp!
5. Create a space that’s adaptable
We all know that children grow up fast. One day they’re crawling around their playmats and the next they’re already headed to preschool.
That’s why you need to make sure their playroom can be adapted to fit all the stages of your tot’s life.
Even if their kindergarten days seem far away, you may want to plan ahead for additions such as a mini chair and table for deskwork. Or even a reading nook with appropriate lighting for when they start to read independently.
Of course, these changes don’t have to be made right away, but just asking yourself these sorts of things may make decisions easier and less expensive to work towards when the time comes!
6. Declutter regularly
As with all items around the house, clutter can build if you don’t keep on top of it. And this is never more true than with toys!
One way to ensure your child’s playroom stays organised is to teach your child to phase out toys or books that they don’t need or play with anymore.
Of course, your little one may feel reluctant to simply throw out items that were once their favourites.
Try using key decluttering techniques, like telling your child they have to make space for new toys by removing old ones. Or you could even let them know that their older toys will be donated to other children in need, and not simply thrown away.
7. Come up with a fun cleaning routine
Perhaps most importantly, teach your child how to help with cleaning up after himself! This may seem intuitive, but building the habit of putting things back where they came from goes a long way in maintaining an organised space.
You can start by creating a routine for your little one. Children love routines -- all you have to do is make them fun!
For example, you can sing a “clean up” song when playtime is over, so they learn that they have to put their items back where they belong after playtime.
You can also go one step further and have a rule that only one toy should be played with at a time, and then tidied up before another item gets taken out from their storage area!
Get started with organising your child’s playroom
Need some storage options to get your little one’s play space organised?
Head over to Hatchery’s online baby store to browse our storage options from top baby furniture brands. Or you can book a visit to our nursery furniture showroom to view the items for yourself, and how they’d fit into your space at home!