Does your child's number of possessions grow everyday? Don't worry -- arranging your child's bedroom furniture can keep the clutter to a minimum.
- Step 1: Keep things that you child uses frequently within their reach. If something is out of their reach and they want it, they will try to climb up to it and could injure themselves.
- Step 2: Keep your child's personality in mind when designing the room. Allow them to be creative to ensure they love it. After all, it is their room!
- FACT: In 2003, 32 percent of American households had children, a significant decline from 45 percent in 1970.
- TIP: Label any baskets, drawers, or shelves with what is supposed to go there. This helps keep kids organized and able to find things on their own.
- Step 3: Make sure everything has a place by making sure to include toy chests, a dresser, and bookshelves in your design. Without storage space, the clutter will begin to pile up.
- Step 4: Leave plenty of space for the child to play in the room when placing the other furniture. Place the toy chest at the foot of the bed, for example, to leave open wall space.
- TIP: Use measuring tape to measure the space and any furniture you want to put in the room before you begin. This will give you an opportunity to draw up many options on paper before moving the furniture.
- Step 5: Start by figuring out where the bed will go. If your child is old enough to make their own bed, make sure that there's enough room to easily accomplish that chore.