How to Manage Storage With Children Sharing a Room
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How to Manage Storage With Children Sharing a Room

20 Sep 2017

How to Manage Storage With Children Sharing a Room

A shared children's room can be challenging to design, especially when it comes to storage - finding enough space for both children's belongings while keeping the bedroom organised and clutter-free is undoubtedly hard, but nowhere near impossible. All parents need to do is get creative, but if you're out of ideas, here are some tips that will help you make the most of the space you do have.

Choose bunk beds

Bunk beds are probably the most efficient solution to save some floor space which you can utilise for a different purpose. By using vertical space, they make the room more spacious, which means you will have more storage space for your kids' clothes and toys. Loft bunk beds are another similar solution. They give the children some personal space and privacy, and, at the same time, the space underneath the bed can be used for storage, or as a play or study area.

Use the wardrobe wisely

In a shared bedroom, you will have to plan carefully to make the most out of your most valuable storage container - the wardrobe. Create a designed space for each child to keep everything more organised, physically dividing them if you can, and calculate exactly where to place your hanging rods based on the length of the clothes. Don't forget to add shelves, baskets and hooks to maximise every inch of the wardrobe.

Use vertical space

Who says that when the floor space is used up there's no storage room left? Your bare walls are begging to be used, so make the most out of them by hanging up shelves and hooks. Shelves can go above furniture and desks, or even the bedroom door, and, if arranged and curated properly, they also add a personal touch to the bedroom. Hooks can also be used as a decoration, and allow you to hang up frequently used clothes or bags to store small toys.

Divide the room

As children grow up, they tend to want more personal space, which can be tricky to find when sharing a bedroom with a sibling. An easy and practical solution to this is using a wardrobe as a room divider, as it will not only allow the kids some privacy but also function as a storage place. If a wardrobe takes up too much space, you can opt for a bookcase instead, which your kids can decorate and personalise.

Get rid of unnecessary clutter

Finally, if you really can't find a place for everything and the room still feels cluttered, go through all your children's items and donate or discard old clothes and toys, choosing to only keep things that are in a good condition and used regularly. Repeat this process every six months, and you will notice a difference in the room, as the shared space will look a lot less crowded, and be a lot more functional.

If you are looking for extra storage space then Easistore can provide the perfect solution to meet your needs. We offer a range of storage solutions to make sure that you have enough room in your home. Get a quote online today or contact us if you have any questions about the storage services that we offer.