Storage solutions: A place to put everything
Storage solutions to make life a little easier and a lot more organised.
A little girl's dream
Use decorative wire hanger to hang scarves and accessories from.
Tie a piece of ribbon or lace to hang your little girl's clips from.
A narrow shelf on the inside of the cupboard will provide extra storage space for a few bits and bobs.
Put an open basket at the bottom as a catch-all for clothes and soft items.
Sort the items out of it regularly.
Leave space next to it for other containers that your child can have easy access to.
- Your toddler's room is filled to bursting with toys, special mementos and treasured clothes.
- We're willing to to bet she changes outfits more than once a day and will throw everything and anything in the bottom of the cupboard.
- Here's how to create a storage space that will help your toddler get and stay organised.
- Before you start to transform your cupboard, take measurements in order to know the exact size for boxes or any other storage solutions.
- Don't be afraid to make permanent changes to a cupboard in order to get the space to work for you.
- Divide socks and underwear drawers into smaller compartments using baskets.
- The clothes in this cupboard are hung on a track system that can be pulled out to reach the clothes at the back.
- Most hardware stores will be able to assist you in putting a similar system together.
A toy story
- Try to avoid a mess in your tot's toy cupboard by having a spot for everything.
- Use see-through conatiners and labels to organise the different types of toys in dedicated areas and keep in mind that the younger child will need his favourite things at the bottom of the cupboard where they can be reached easily.
- Add hooks to your cupboard to hang dress-up clothing out of the way.
- Turn a filing box on its side and use it to organise anything from board games to mini blackboards to art equipment.
- Use magazine holders to store books.
- Stack boxes on top of one another so you use every bit of space.
- Be sure to label boxes with pictures so your child will be able to identify what he's looking for.
- Store small items in glass or plastic jars (be careful with glass for younger children).
- Put them in the top drawers of the closet so that little hands can't reach them witout your help.
- Store paint jars in plastic containers. The colours will instantly brighten up the closet.
- Use old baby food and jam jars to store crayons, beads, marbles and blocks.
- These plastic balls are sold in a see-through bag (see top of cupboard), but by using an open, clear container, you make it easier for yor child to get to the balls and you can limit the amount of balls that can be played with if necessary.
- Brushes and pencils are stored in open jars, close to the rest of the art department.
- Make it easy for your child to get hold of his favourite toys by storing them in a large container at the bottom of the closet.
- If you need space for larger items you can place them on top of the box.
- Make sure your tot can easily get the top toy off to access the box though.