I think there are parts of minimalism that really appeal to me. Less stuff equals less clutter, right? But unless you're super dedicated at that sort of endeavor, the realities of living with kids sets in fast, and before you know it you're tripping on Tonka trucks and finding broken crayons on the bottom of your purse. With that in mind, I've put together a few good inspirations to help you kick the kid clutter to the curb (or storage basket) where it belongs.
The first? Use painter or washi tape to hang some of your child's best artwork rather than letting it sit out on the counter or clog up a drawer. It's a great non-permanent way to display their creativity at the cost of a few rolls of tape and zero damage to your walls.
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I feel like crayons, beads, pencils, and other small items are my nemesis when it comes to clutter. That's why I really dig the idea of storing them in jars. You can get crazy and Superglue some spray painted animals on there, or just leave it be. Either way, a place for everything and everything in its place means no more random colored pencils rolling around on the table.
Add some casters to a plain bookshelf unit, drill some big holes for buckets, and you've pretty much got a catch-all for just about everything. Buckets for the little stuff and shelves for whatever else.
Old lockers make for superb storage if you're lucky enough to find some. Plus, I love the industrial feel they have. Don't forget about filing cabinets, either -- they're good for more than holding folders!
Take advantage of that space under the bed and turn it into storage. Hunt down some old crates, bins, and baskets. I've even seen people put casters on old drawers to make them roll. It's wasted space otherwise, so you might as well put it to use and get all that stuff off the floor!
Take your storage vertical by adding hanging shelves for books or other treasures. Storing books and toys this way opens up more floor space, and less stuff on the floor means less stuff to trip over. Total win!
So there you have it -- enough ideas to get your gears turning, I'm sure. I want to hear if you have any other great ideas for cutting the clutter in your kids' rooms. Tell me in the comments below!