"Kids and clutter go together like ice cream and sprinkles. While you may not be able to win the clutter battle, your house doesn’t have to look like a war zone!" says Sara Estilo, the creative mind behind itSara.com.
Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
How often does a household with children have toys scattered throughout every room? Probably more often than those who parent the toddlers would like to admit. The team at itSara has prepared a series this month specially designed for the parents engulfed in toy decor because we believe you can survive the toy chaos!
“I love kids, but, I also love a clean house,” says Sara Estilo, the creative mind behind itSara.com. “Kids and clutter go together like ice cream and sprinkles. While you may not be able to win the clutter battle, your house doesn’t have to look like a war zone! The right shelves and cabinets in the right place can be almost as good as world peace!”
1) Kid-friendly Cabinets
Storing toys behind doors can be a simple way to hide the clutter. Be sure to add labels or baskets with labels to ensure the shelves 'behind the scenes' stay organized as well. A great way to make the doors more kid-friendly is to get doors with dry erase or chalkboards inserted. You can even get the chalkboard without the chalkboard price by using chalkboard paint! Then the kids can enjoy the doors being closed as much as you do.
2) Kid Cubes
Using cubical storage in playrooms can be a blessing and a curse. Having the easy to reach storage, little hands can easily reach their toys and start to entertain themselves. On the flip-side, cleaning-up might be difficult if those same little hands pull things off the shelf as quickly as you put them away. At that point, you might be better off leaving the mess until they are asleep. Let's be honest, that's the only time you truly get to rest anyhow.
3) Mudroom Storage
The most popular solution these days is the multi-functional bench and cubbie. They are very useful for keeping a mudroom organized. Adding baskets with chalkboard labels is an easy way to keep those stinky shoes both organized and out of sight. Find a decorative cushion to add to the bench for instant style. A couple of pillows and suddenly it’ll look like home.
4) Entryway Cabinet
Repurpose a bookshelf in the entryway with baskets for toys, blankets, books and shoes. Then, install hooks above the bookshelf to hang any bags or jackets that are usually left on the floor. If the cabinet is taller, simply remove one of the shelves and add the hooks to the cabinet. Just be sure to secure the cabinet to the wall in case the hanging items get a little heavy.
5) Family Room Armoire
Find a stylish cabinet with easy access to toys without compromising on decor. Then the toys can be behind doors at night, just like the kids. If the cabinet doesn’t have doors, simply add some decorative baskets or boxes to secretly hide the clutter. A smaller solution can also add seating with ottomans that open for additional storage.
The team @itSaraStyle knows that toy chaos can be survived and also overcome with a little planning and thoughtful organization. Find the right furniture and solutions so the toys don’t become the decorations.
Established in 2012, itSara is an authorized online seller of top manufacturer furniture products like Black and Decker, Talon, and Akada Home.