Kid Rooms and Toy Storage

Children deserve happy and personalized spaces! Denver Home Organizing's owner is a former Early-Childhood Education teacher, so all children's spaces are  designed to be developmentally appropriate. This allows children to feel pride and ownership over their space and makes cleaning-up super easy!

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Play Room

Play Room

Play Room  - Toy Bins

Play Room - Toy Bins

Adding picture cues to labels helps younger children find the toys they're looking for and helps them maintain systems.

Play Corner

Play Corner

Open Toy Bins

Open Toy Bins

Open bins help children find what they're looking for and makes it easier to clean up!

Play Room - Before

Play Room - Before

Play Room - After

Play Room - After

I removed excess furniture that wasn’t being utilized (the sofa and an extra table). I also moved the exercise bike to the corner by the window so that the parents can have a nice breeze while working out and watching their kids play. That also worked perfectly because the parents’ “gross motor” area is right next to their kids’ gross motor trampoline!

Play Room Before

Play Room Before

Play Room - After

Play Room - After

We needed to replace the large storage bins and baskets with a collection of smaller ones. And since this set of double doors is not the main set of doors off the living room (and therefore won’t be used), we decided to use that as wall space. I love this type of open storage for toys! It allows children to easily and quickly see what they own at a glance. When kids can easily see the toy they are looking for, they’ll just grab it instead of upending baskets and scattering toys everywhere in search of that one particular item. This type of storage also allows kids to categorize their toys and that makes cleaning up a breeze. And YES-children can absolutely do this! As I was sorting the toys into bins (Sesame Street characters, zoo animals, farm animals, sharks, trains), the client’s 3 year old came over and started sorting (correctly!) right along with me!

Play Area - Before

Play Area - Before

Play Area - After

Play Area - After

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Basement Before

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Basement After

Basement After

A happy and inviting play area - Since this blank space wasn't fully utilized, I converted this area to a dedicated play space.

Bedroom - Before

Bedroom - Before

Bedroom  - After

Bedroom - After

This bedroom didn't have a good storage system for toys. Previously, all the toys were in one large tote. This made it difficult for the child to find what she was looking for, and discouraged clean-up since that just meant that she would have to dig for a particular toy again next time. By utilizing a multi-bin toy storage system (found second hand on Facebook marketplace), the toys were categorized according to type. Now the child can easily and quickly get the toy she wants to play with and just as easily and quickly clean up - knowing that she can grab a particular item in mere seconds next time.

Bedroom - Before

Bedroom - Before

Bedroom - After

Bedroom - After

Storage Solution for a 4 year old

Storage Solution for a 4 year old