Let’s face it, organizing your home can be hard especially when you have kids! Luckily, I have a list of 7 brilliant storage hacks that moms just like you swear by.
Hack #1: Labels for Toy Bins
Using stickers or images for your toy bins instead of traditional labels is perfect for the kids’ play area. This allows for more organization while giving them a chance to take ownership of where their toys go.
Hack #2: Make a Stuffed Animal Zoo Pen
Instead of having stuffed animals strewn about the house, pick up a couple wooden crates from the craft store to create a petting zoo area in one part of the house. This way the stuffies are organized and visually available to your children. You can also make the rule that all the animals must return to the zoo by the end of the day.
Hack #3: Create a Kids Snack Zone
As your kids grow older, this hack will be very helpful for teaching them independence. In your fridge, pantry, or both, create an easy to reach snack space with all their healthy favourites. You can use small clear bins to keep loose snacks and drinks contained.
Hack #4: Create an Artwork Gallery Wall
We all know that art projects from school can pile up quick, but the fridge only has so much space. Instead, designate a wall in the playroom or family area to show off their masterpieces. Consider hanging up a clothesline with small clips to hang everything from. It’ll keep things organized and your kids will love it.
Hack #5: Create a Mobile Bathtime Cart
This hack is perfect for families that need a lot of supplies for bathtime. Between toys, towels, and soap, there’s quite a few things to keep track of. Go to your local craft store and pick up a utility cart on wheels. Fill each level with your necessary supplies and store it in the closet. When bath time comes around, wheel it out so everything is ready to go.
Hack #6: Organize Outdoor Toys With Labelled Bins
Outdoor toys can quickly cause a mess. However, keeping toys in bins is always a great solution. You can also keep things fun by adding chalkboard labels!
Hack #7: Keep Track of Art & School Supplies With an Over-The-Door Storage System
In preparation for a new school year, you can add an over-the-door storage system to any door in the kids’ playroom or bedrooms. This system can be used to keep all those loose school supplies contained until they’re ready to use them. It will also be helpful for replenishing backpacks as the school year goes on.