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6 Budget-friendly Ways to Organize your Child’s Room

Keep your child's essentials in place with these handy ideas

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Photography: Winston Baltasar

A kid’s bedroom, can turn into a black hole of clutter without regular mess control. If left as is for a week, toys, clothes, and other essentials might take over the space.

No need to worry as you can keep your child's room clean without spending too much (in some cases, without spending anything at all). Let these six ideas help you create a spotless and safe space:

Accessories

Untangle all those necklaces and bracelets and hang them up on something that will keep them orderly. You can buy an accessory organizer, but where’s the fun in that?

You may recycle some of the items that you have lying around. Spray paint a dead tree branch, put it in a jar, and hang your child’s beads from the smaller branches. Even simpler, pound nails in a line on a piece of wood and hang the accessories.

What I did was to pick up an old bamboo contraption, paint it black, and use the bamboo slats to hang my daughter’s many necklaces.

Bottles of sunblock lotion, mosquito repellent, and other first-aid equipment

Old lunch boxes are perfect storage solutions for just about anything small. Turn one discarded lunch box into a first-aid station in your child’s room. Fill it with band aids, bottles of mosquito repellent, sunblock lotion and hand sanitizers.

Headbands

Organizing headbands is so difficult because they keep falling out of wherever you place them. Luckily, there's a solution that you can try! This headband holder is really just a recycled plastic container of parmesan cheese. Washed, dried, and filled halfway with old aquarium “rocks,” it is heavy and deep enough to securely hold headbands. 

Origami creations

Instead of letting your child’s origami figures litter her desk, bed, and bedroom floor, put them all in one place. A framed corkboard from National Bookstore (P114) will make sure that your kid’s paper creatures don’t get crushed. Once done and organized, you can even hang the corkboard as wall accent!

Small toys

These plastic bins and drawers are perfect to hold small toys because they open at the front—you don’t have to unstack boxes on top just to open them and they fit on top of each other so you can neatly store them! Another plus: these containers are so light that you can easily move them wherever you want.

A drawer costs around P500 in hardware stores so you can buy one every payday until you have enough. The handmade labels here were fashioned from leftover Styrofoam and marking pens. Feel free to make your own labels using materials found at home. This allows you to exercise your creativity. You can even ask your kids to make them!

Toy swords, axes, bows and arrows

To save your feet from slash marks from fake swords, gather all your kid’s weaponry in one place where they won’t topple over and injure the innocent.

I bought a plastic trash bin from Landmark for P75 and put all my son’s swords, bows, axes, and other favorites in there. The bin is light, keeps all the toys upright, and is low enough to make it easy to grab the next toy.

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