The baby days are long behind us. The toddler days are also done. With an 8 year old and 5 year old in residence it was time for a declutter and sort out. So when one of our favourite brands, the Great Little Trading Company, contacted me to see if we would like to be involved with their campaign on children’s storage we jumped on board. Eight years into this family life lark I like to think I know a thing or two when it comes to home storage solutions for family life. Here’s my round up of what helps us to create a place for everything.
Under bed storage
Make use of any and all space beneath beds, perfect for bedding or out of season clothes.
Beside the bedside
We welcomed this stacking storage trunks for Lil H’s bedside perfect for keeping books, night lights, soothing music and audio book CD’s neat and tidy.
Baskets, baskets and more baskets
Encourage children to put away their toys and make it easy with open baskets.
Hook it up
Behind the door or on the wall with shelving with hooks is a great place for clothes, bags and especially useful for the little girls with big party dresses or pettiskirts that take up their entire wardrobes!
Make the most of what you have
Consider fitted furniture for alcoves or loft rooms to make the most of the space you have even if it is an unconventional shape.
Cassia Loft Playroom / Bedroom from Betta Living
Sort the small stuff
The little bits, the pencils, the rubbers, sort them separately so the don’t get lost – clear jars are great for this as you can see and easily label the contents.
Not the flowering front door type, if you have shelves increase your storage by adding hanging baskets to shelves.
Be smart with your walls and add hanging canvas pockets to store and display toys and teddies.
Make the most of corners
Book shelves double up as a fab display, make great use of space and create a reading nook, here’s my own Diva G’s room.
Dolls house storage
Make storage fun and dual purpose with house shaped free standing and wall hanging storage unit. Diva G had these for her first Christmas (seen above) when she was just 8 weeks old, when she turned 4 years old we “furnished” her shelving and it became her dolls house with all the home comforts you’d expect.
Cubes and colours
Bright, beautiful, colourful storage cubes are great in kids’ bedrooms and playrooms.
Wardrobe that grows
Keep the clutter hidden, the toys on display, and their clothes neat and tidy with Betta Living’s transformative wardrobe storage system that will grow with kids as they go from designer babies to trendy teenagers.
For more great quality and stylish storage ideas for children’s rooms swing by The Great Little Trading Company.