Kids’ Room Organization

kids room organization

Telling your kids over and over to clean their room can be frustrating as a parent. However, by developing a kids’ room organization method for their room or closet, you can save your nagging and time for other things.

If you’re tired of being perpetually disorganized, Squared Up can help!

Need To Get Your Kids’ Room Squared Up?

These are some methods I use for kids’ room organization:


  1. Start over. If you keep having to tell your kids to organize their room, clearly something isn’t working. The best way to achieve an organized kids’ room is to simply start over. Take toys, books, games, clothes, and anything else out of their drawers or cabinets. This way, you can easily asses how much stuff you’re dealing with and how to best put it all back. 
  2. Get rid of things that don’t get used. Nothing generates disorganization like the things we don’t need or use. I like to donate all the toys, games, books, and clothing that your kids haven’t used or worn in the past year.
  3. Use containers. See-through plastic storage containers are a life-saver! They are perfect for storing toys, clothes that aren’t in season yet, and other belongings.
  4. Involve the kids. When keeping the room tidy, ask your children to help you choose the appropriate storage containers. They will learn basic organizing skills and also be more likely to remember which pieces go where.
  5. Make storage mobile. To allow your child to play with toys in more than one room, I love containers with wheels!
  6. Control the small stuff. I like to use clear jars with lids to contain collections of items like seashells or small figures that can easily get lost or stepped on.
  7. Label items. Even if your containers are see-through, it’s a good idea to have a label on every storage unit in the room or closet. That way, when your kids are putting their clothes or toys away, they’ll know exactly where to put them.
  8. Store games vertically, like books. For easiest access, I store square-shaped games vertically. (You’ll never have to upend a stack to get at one on the bottom.) Make sure that the side facing out shows the game’s name.
  9. Systematize schoolwork. I use large loose-leaf binders to hold schoolwork and drawings, organized by year, for each child.