The kids room I’ve found is an ongoing project…Some way, some how, it always gets messy or cluttered.
We’ve been at our house for a little over a year and I think I’ve decluttered the kids room about 4, maybe 5 times.Every other room has been once or twice. Between playtime, holidays, birthdays and school projects, their bedroom always finds new residents.The few pictures above is the original layout I did for them post decluttering. I wanted to transition Harry into a toddler bed.But my oldest (almost 4), saw the extra toddler mattress and said she wanted to set up her bed like “Peppa Pig.”
All this meant was she wanted bunk beds.My oldest loves this more open layout; they all do.
“Bunk beds” or not, I like having the bigger window open with the toy chest as an extra seat for reading or for just lounging and watching the birds.This is the summer arrangement since we do have floor vents and I like to [obviously] have them uncovered for the winter.Harry has been sleeping like a log and they’ve been playing in their room way more now, so I consider it a win for mom. 😉
Now if you’ve read any of my previous posts on decluttering the kids room, you’ll know I have a shed with a storage container filled with their extra toys. Every 6-8 weeks I go through and pick toys out for the twins (if they are ready for them) and have my toddler pick a few things.
Books I tend to rotate every few weeks on my own.
We decluttered the toy chest and removed some dress up items and some dollhouse figurines. She choose a few dolls and the cash register from the shed bin.For the twins, I picked a few cars and a shape sorter. For weeks in the winter Sammy wasn’t playing with her dolls and “babies.” But now, she plays with them practically every single day.These bins from Dollar Tree just make cleaning [and organizing] so easy.
I’ve been doing this method since she was 17 months old. It has prevented boredom, the need to buy new toys and it’s a wonderful thing to see their imaginations with the same toy in a different way.
Not to mention, I always keep notebooks, stickers and crayons within reach of all three. Sure it can be a pain at times, but I love seeing them get creative. ❤Kids are simple; the main things they need [in my opinion] is love and support. ❤
For those interested in the twin loft bed, click here! We do have the slide but won’t attach it until the twins are a big older.