HOUSTON – If you feel toys, books, puzzles, and games are taking over your kid’s playroom and there’s no way to contain the mess, it’s time to get organized.
Brooke Rives, a mom, and founder of Dwell Well, Inc, joins Houston Life with 5 recommendations to help you store items better, contain the mess, and stay clutter-free.
1. Less is more
“Research shows that too much clutter and too many options can disrupt their play. Declutter at least once a quarter,” she said.
2. Categorize toys into general categories instead of specific ones
“That way it’s easy and productive for the child to put the toys back in the allocated space/bin with labels such as blocks, learning, balls, dress up, etc. Use open bins and baskets that will fit in the cubby storage system,” said Brooke, who loves the Pluggis bins from IKEA,
3. Use plastic storage for games and puzzles
“Photo and craft storage boxes and carriers are helpful options available when you want to keep smaller games out of boxes.,” said Brooke. You can find her favorite options at the Container Store. For the 4″ X 6″ container click here, and for the 5″ x 7″ box, click here.
4. Use a 3-tier cart to store arts and crafts
“A fun and stylish way to have tons of supplies within reach,” said Brooke, while praising this popular cart available at Michaels. She also suggested adding a multi-purpose translucent bin for coloring books. You can find her pick, here.
5. Display dress-up clothes and costumes on a garment rack
“Go for a clothes rack that adjusts to your kids’ height,” said Brooke, who brought this affordable option from IKEA.
For all her tips and tricks watch the video above.
To connect with Brooke, visit her website here.