A kid’s playroom is often the space in the house where there is clutter and it can be a bit of a visual nightmare for moms. If you are up to the challenge of organizing and getting the space in order then take a look at these playroom organization ideas and home safety tips.
This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
One of my spring cleaning projects was to organize the boys’ toys and organize their playroom space. Over time, the boys get their action figures, cars, blocks and other toys all mixed up together. They get in a hurry when they are putting their toys away and often toss them in whatever bin is most convenient. When everything is organized, I find that they actually enjoy playing with their toys a lot more! I’ve also discovered that when they actually take part in the toy room organization project, they are way more likely to keep it organized. Hopefully, these playroom organization ideas help you get started.
Playroom Organization Tips
To get started, we made sure to have enough storage bins to sort their toys. We emptied everything out on the floor and then began sorting into each container. We had two large plastic bags nearby – one bag for trash (broken toys) and a bag for items to donate. My oldest son is very helpful and really enjoys once all of his things are organized again. One struggle the boys have is letting anything go into the donation bag but they are getting better. We also designated a few action figures and cars (that would’ve gone into the donation pile) for outside play this summer at our water table or for the sand.
When organizing and designing a playroom for children, it is important to inspect the area for any hazards or safety concerns. When we moved into our new home, we were mindful and selective about buying window coverings. Kids and cords just don’t mix. The safety of our boys is always number one. Some of our windows have cordless blinds and other spaces where we don’t necessarily need blinds, we simply use curtains or leave the windows bare.
Home safety tips for window coverings
- Choose cordless window coverings or those that have inaccessible cords
- Replace older corded window products with safer products
- Look for the Best for Kids™ certification label in stores and online in order to easily identify products that are best for your home with young children.
We always think that our children are safest at home. We spend time and money to childproof our homes. But sometimes, we don’t identify the hidden dangers that can pose a threat. Many think that their house is childproofed when they think of the more obvious dangers such as stairs and medicine cabinets but we have to consider the window cords when creating safe spaces for kids. My boys love to go off and play in the basement with their toys and I want to trust that they are safe. Although, I’ve learned that silence is never a good thing and it never ceases to amaze me how fast they can find trouble together.
As we spring clean our homes and organize play spaces for our children, let’s remember to check our homes for hazards and be sure we have a safe place for our children to explore and grow. Kids and cords don’t mix. Consider replacing corded window products with safer cordless window products, check smoke detectors, secure heavy furniture to walls, and secure stairs to prevent falls.
The above are just the things you might not immediately think about – ensuring your home is safe is a process with many more things to look at.
For more info, visit the Window Covering Safety Council.