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If you’re lucky enough to have a playroom in your home, you’re aware of the benefits: a dedicated space for playtime and lots of extra storage for toys and more. It's time to rethink how this ever-important space can better work for us—and how we can maximize every square inch of the playroom. We are sharing the best playroom organization ideas so you can make the most of yours.
Over the last couple of years as we've spent most of our time in our homes- the playroom has truly become such a special space for our kids. Regardless of what's going on in the world- in the playroom, kids get to play with their favorite toys, explore new things and use their imagination and creativity. The playroom is also a space to unwind at the end of the day with the kids-sharing in their joys and explorations.
If your kids playroom isn’t sparking joy but instead just a tragic mess of clutter- it's time to start organizing the playroom. Truly, what better time is there than now to get more organized? Ahead, find the best playroom organization ideas and tips to set the space up for success and prepare you to kickstart the new year with a totally organized playroom. Steal them all, below.
THE TOP 30 PLAYROOM ORGAnIZATION IDEAS TO TACKLE A MESSY PLAYROOM
1.USE A SIMPLE WOOD TOY SHELF
We love this playroom organizing idea! In this playroom, they used a simple wood shelf to display the toys, so nothing gets buried. It keeps the space light and bright, allowing kids to quickly find what they are looking for.
2.USE CUBE ORGANIZERS
It’s a simple and affordable way to organize the playroom. Get one or two of these cube organizers and use with storage cubes, to keep the playroom organized.
3.LEDGES FOR BOOK STORAGE
The key to an organized playroom is having dedicated storage solutions for everything- including books. While there are many ways to store books in the playroom, we love this brilliant idea of using photo ledges. It makes for a rather interesting and pretty display as well.
4.HANG A PEGBOARD
A playroom can also be a place for creating and crafting and in this gorgeous playroom design, there's lots of playroom storage dedicated to crafting. They used pegboards to maximize space in the playroom, store odds and ends as well as display finished work.
5.WALL HOOKS + CANVAS TOTES
When we are talking about playroom organization ideas, you really don't have to spend a ton of money for playroom storage solutions. We've said it before and we'll say it again- wall hooks are amazing for organizing. Pair wall hooks with pretty canvas bags and you've got storage for Legos, blocks, soft toys and more.
6.MOUNT WIRE BASKETS
Random, oddly shaped toys can be tough to display on shelves- so mount decorative wire baskets for extra playroom storage. Having mounted baskets, where kids can easily reach in and out, makes it easier to get them to clean up the playroom after playtime, as well.
7.PUT BASKETS TO WORK
Whether it's nursery organization or playroom organization, the common denominator? Baskets! Yes, place baskets to corral toys, books, blocks and more.
8.MAXIMIZE THE VERTICAL SPACE in the playroom
When organizing the playroom, maximizing the layout is important and so is maximizing the vertical space. Add vertical storage units to make sure all available space is put to good use. This works well if the kids are older, so they are able to reach the items.
9.ROTATE THE TOYS
To keep the playroom organized and clutter free, we love the idea of rotating toys. So instead of displaying all the toys on the shelves, rotate the toys every couple of weeks. Not only will it keep the playroom clutter free but the kids we'll have fun exploring a different set of toys.
10.ADD A SLIDE OUT TOY ORGANIZER
Try adding a slide out toy organizer to add storage to the playroom and keep the space organized. We love this TROFAST unit from IKEA with plastic boxes that kids can easily slide out, carry and put back again.
11.LABELS ARE KEY
Cubes and baskets are lovely, but you can’t always find the toys you are looking for and if the kids can’t see it, they can’t play with it. Label the baskets and storage cubes so the kids can find the toys they really want. And, if your kids are little, try using pictures as labels.
Begin your playroom organization by gathering all the toys together and then sorting them by category. Sorting the toys and putting them in designated storage solutions will instantly level up your playroom organization game.
13.design playroom to CATER TO your LIFESTYLE
Whether it's decorating the playroom or organizing the playroom, don't forget to focus on how your family will use the space. Consider your family's lifestyle and incorporate décor, storage and furniture that caters to your lifestyle.
14.LARGE SCALE PLAYROOM STORAGE SOLUTION
Bringing in a large scale playroom storage solution can really help make the space more organized and functional.
15.ADD LIDDED BINS
Adding lidded bins to the playroom is not only a fantastic way to add storage but also offers a discreet way to toss in and conceal all of the random things laying around.
16. CREATE ZONES IN THE PLAYROOM
We are designing a nursery- we think it's important to create zones. The same holds true when it comes to designing and organizing the playroom. Having zones in the playroom for playing with Legos, reading, dress up, and so on helps keep like items together.
17. USE A TABLE FOR CRAFTS
Whether your kids are toddlers or older-everyone needs a special place for arts and crafts, along with the necessary supplies -all within arms reach.
18.CREATE MAKE BELIEF CORNERS
Playing is so much about imaginative play and no playroom is complete without special make belief corners whether it's to play kitchen or dress up.
19.BRING IN CANOPY OR TEEPEE
A canopy or a teepee offers a cozy spot for the little ones to read, play or relax.
20. ROLL IN A CART
How can you use a storage cart in the playroom ? Allow us to count the ways: craft supplies, Legos, blocks, puzzles — the list goes on and on.
Toys tend to break, loose parts or the kids just outgrow them. A few times a year, take time to do a top to bottom cleanout -removing all unnecessary items from the playroom.
22.CREATE AN OVER THE DOOR ORGANIZATION SYSTEM IN THE PLAYROOM
Don’t forget that doors can be used for vertical storage in the playroom. Hang an over the door organizer to store and organize toys or crafting supplies.
23.CLEAN UP THE PLAYROOM A FEW TIMES A DAY
A huge part of playroom organization is simply getting everyone on the same page. Don't wait until the end of the day or the weekend, to clean up the playroom. One of our favorite hacks is to do a" speed clean up" where we take 5-10 minutes a couple of times a day, to quickly gather things off the floor and put them away.
24.ADD MULTI FUNCTIONAL PLAYROOM SOLUTIONS
If your playroom is on the smaller side- consider adding furniture that doubles as a storage. Here, the stools have built-in compartments for holding toys, art supplies, books and more.
25.GET A TOY BOX
Getting a toy box such as this beautiful one, adds extra playroom storage and lets you store a whole bunch of toys.
26.ADD A CUBE BOOKCASE
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of things that are pretty and functional. But we’re particularly obsessed with these gold cube bookcases to keep the playroom organized.
27. ADD WALL SHELves
If you’re aiming to maximize space in the playroom- these shelves are a great playroom storage solution.
28. LAY A RUG
Alright, we love the aesthetics of a good rug, but having a rug in the playroom also contains the clutter to just that area, making cleanup easier.
29. add a TOY bin or sack
Anyone with limited space totally understands the value of toy bins and sacks. Use one to store toys in the playroom.
30. CURATE A COMFORTABLE PRETTY space
Consider curating a playroom that's pretty and functional. Add cute and practical touches to give the playroom a comfortable homey vibe, where the whole family can spend time together.
SHOP THESE FINDS TO PUT THe PLAYROOM ORGANIZATION IDEAS TO WORK
Last Updated on January 27, 2022 by Tira Attygalla
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