It’s the summer holidays! Hooray! Time for the kids to turn their neat, ordered bedrooms into chasms of chaos where expeditions are needed just to find a clean pair of socks. What with childcare and holidays, the last expense you need are storage items. So here are some cheaper, innovative storage ideas to help keep their rooms in check.
Over Door Hangers – these monkey door pegs are a fantastic idea! No screws, no glue, just hook them over the door and you have a strong set of hooks for their bags, coats, jackets, scarves, dressing gowns and anything else that usually ends up on the floor.
KUSINER Mesh Basket with Lid – these mesh baskets are reasonably inexpensive and come in handy when you have an armful of soft toys to store away. Available in red or turquoise and just £5 from ikea
Happy Stackable Children’s Crates – cute little storage crates with wheels and carry handles. The bright colours and cute little faces are bound to be a big hit with the young one’s.
STICKAT Baskets – also from Ikea, these fabric baskets hang from the wall to provide easy access for small toys, craft materials or whatever! They come in sets of 2 (one large and one small) in a range of bright colours.
Hanging Organiser for a Wardrobe – I don’t know about yours, but my kids seem to have more clothes than I do! In fact no matter how many drawers or storage boxes I get them for their clothes, they always seem full to overflowing?
So this little wardrobe organiser comes in very handy for making the most of limited space. It fits neatly over the hanging rail turning that space into 7 storage drawers (one for each day of the week!). Providing bags more storage room in one tiny space!
Oilcloth Zipped Storage Tubs – these round storage containers will prove their worth over the school holidays! They hold masses of stuff and, with the zip close lids, keep it all secure.
Made from an oilcloth fabric so they’re easy to wipe clean too. At £34 each, they are not exactly cheap but you’ll get your money’s worth in the long run.
Tidy Books Book Box – now this is definitely on my ‘I want’ list as my daughter is a bit of a bookworm and has a habit of reading around 5 books in one go and then ‘storing’ them under her bed where they are inevitably lost in the great book eating jungle that dwells there.
This book box is ideal for storing their bedtime books as well as diaries, magazines and so on. All the books face outwards so you can see exactly which book is where. It can hold up to 40 books and comes in either a natural, white or blue finish.
The removable clock face is great for teaching children the time and the handle at the top means it is fully portable so can even be popped in the car for long car journeys.
With these brilliant storage ideas, keeping their rooms free from clutter needn’t be such a chore or so expensive either. They won’t stop the trail of mess that accompanies children to their rooms, but they will make tidying up that little bit easier – no matter who is doing it!