Why Playroom Hacks?
When I first became a mom I had heard of playrooms and seriously thought those were just for rich families. But trying to organize my mom life definitely included getting my kids stuff together. When my children went from babies to toddlers that my living room was full of toys and I had to find a place for them. First I tried my son’s bedroom but that made a bigger disaster. Finally I decided to create a playroom.
How to Create a Playroom
It’s pretty simple to create a playroom. I found a space that we didn’t use frequently. For us that was the basement. In your house it may be the dining room, an unused office, an upstairs area or it can even be a porch or sun room.
Once you find your space you need to plan your space.
Think about the colors you would like in your room or what theme you’d like to express. At one point our playroom had a Curious George theme. Since I like to redecorate and rearrange things often, over time I have had seasonal themes and decor, even including holidays like Valentine’s. This helps me as a mom to stay away the winter Blues.
Toys for Your Perfect Organized Playroom
You’ve chosen your theme and your colors, now you can focus on how to organize the toys that will be in the room. However, before we get to those playroom hacks, let’s talk about the toys themselves.
When I created my playroom the toys I was planning to put in there had a lot of broken or missing pieces. If this is you too and then you need to sort the toys and get rid of the ones that are broken.
See if the ones that are missing pieces can still be played with without them. I know this is a hassle, but it’ll be worth it when you look at your beautiful playroom.
After, consider what new toys would be helpful for your child. Toys that will grow with your child are best. I find these to be open-ended toys. Not the kind that most babies are toddlers get that play music or lead you to a certain endpoint, but instead toys like puzzles, trucks and blocks that child can play with for hours, creating endlessly new ideas.
Now your themed space has toys. But without being organized the room become overwhelming just like my son’s bedroom before we had a playroom. Now I’m going to share with you some playroom hacks.
Super Organized Playroom Hacks
Like I mentioned, our kids playroom is in our basement but the toys don’t always stay there. There are times when the kids bring their toys up but forget to take them back down. Having personalized bins for each child’s toys is incredibly helpful. They can easily bring their toys to another room and then take them back to the toy’s home.
Hanging closet shelf
Not sure where to put all of those board games, puzzles and kits in boxes? You can store these in a hanging closet shelf either in the playroom or in a closet nearby.
I use these for everything. When my kids have puzzle pieces, marbles for those maze games, and even Lego pieces can all go in their own ziploc bag. Then tape the bag to the box or drawer it goes with.
All the little dollhouse pieces, and doll accessory pieces fit nicely into utility boxes. These can be from stores like Jo-Ann Fabrics or Michael’s. They are plastic and see through so your child knows exactly what’s inside. These are essential for a perfect organized playroom.
Wall Art Gallery
One of my biggest problems is papers. Maybe because I homeschool but even when my children were little they would create five or six pieces of artwork in seconds and expected me to keep them all. I have found creating a beautiful art display in the playroom has been helpful for both me and them. Overtime your child can see how their art is progressing and how much mommy values it.
Now with these in place you can create a fun and perfect organized playroom to express your child’s imagination, while giving you clarity of mind.
About the Author
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