Unusual & Creative Storage Ideas for Kids Rooms

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Unusual & Creative Storage Ideas for Kids Rooms
Storage solutions abound for kids' rooms. (kid's room set image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.com)

Organization is important in every room in the home, especially in a child's room. Everything in their room should have a place, whether they are infants or teenagers. Look for storage solutions that are bright, fun, durable, easy to keep clean and appropriate for different age groups.

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Crates and Boxes

Sturdy plastic crates come in handy for many storage needs. Place them low for small children to access or stacked for older children. Train your children from a young age to place things back into their appropriate crates. Crates come in bold colour choices for appeal.

Place crates on the floor along a wall, providing easy access for children to use. They will fit on closet floors to hold shoes, purses and school supplies--and on the top shelf of a closet to hold out-of-season clothes. According to Pamela Cole Harris of AllThingsFrugal.com's website, crates fit under beds and are easily attached to the wall for more storage solutions.

Use wooden boxes store items under beds. Wheels on the bottom of each box make them easy to pull out. Toys, out of season clothes and even games all store well in these boxes, as well as hobby items like scrapbooking supplies for a teenager.

Door Storage

Over the door storage units come in handy for more than just shoes. Units with pockets hold small stuffed animals, as well as winter items such as gloves and hats, keeping them off the floor. Store hair accessories in the clear pockets for easy viewing and sorting.

These pockets also hold all types of school supplies and make-up products; plus, trading or game cards, keeping them separated into neat categories. Bath and body products fit into the pockets as well, keeping teenage girls' items out of the main bathroom.


Hang small buckets on the wall with screws for a convenient method for separating many items. Small tin buckets nailed onto the wall near a girl's dresser will provide a place to hold make-up and hair accessories, as long as they are nailed low enough for the child's height. Buckets also work well in a baby's room to hold brushes, socks or cotton swabs.


Yet another option for toys and other storage is hanging baskets. Tiered wire vegetable baskets are great when hung from the ceiling to display small items. Hanging baskets that are flat on one side, for affixing against a wall, are also useful and hold many items.

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