5 Ways to Tidy Up a Tiny Kids’ Room

In becoming the owner of an old home, we’ve also learned to own it’s downfalls:  tiny rooms.  While we are grateful for Kyle to finally have a “bedroom” of his own.  Keeping a tiny kids room clean can be a challenge (especially after the holidays).  Today I’m sharing my tips to organize a tiny kids’ room.

Tip 1.)  Ikea, Ikea, Ikea

Using Ikea products for space saving purposes, is the best way to get the most bang for your buck.  Kyle’s little room is composed of almost everything Ikea.

Tip 2.) Make use of vertical space.

In this space, I used ledge shelves for books, wall cubbies for small toys, pencils, blocks and pencils, and a chalkboard with storage under to store his tablet and headphones.

 In this house, with it’s tall ceilings, using the walls for storage solutions, is an ideal way to keep clutter off of the floor.

Tip 3.) Wall to Wall Shelves

In Kyle’s room, I had exactly 6 feet to work with over the bed, luckily for me, I had boards left over from my basement wall-to-wall shelf project, which worked perfectly for keeping his play houses off of the floor.  The brackets are from Ikea as well, and they were about $1 a piece!

 Tip. #4) Under Bed Storage

 I love making use of the space under the bed.  Shallow bins are great for hiding toys, or clothes that don’t get worn often.  You can fit 4-5 of these bins under a twin sized bed, if you place them the short way.

 Tip #5.)  Utilize Ikea’s Shoe Cabinets

With their slim profile, the super inexpensive wall mounted Trones cabinets store socks, undies and pajamas. Kyle doesn’t have a large wardrobe quite yet, and honestly doesn’t need one. Coats and shoes are kept in the mudroom.

What are your favorite ways to keep your kids’ rooms organized?


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  1. Sarah Martina
    January 10, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    Love the idea of wall to wall shelving! My boys share a room, so space is essential. On a more aesthetic note, may I ask where you got the wall letters from? Love witnessing your journey in your new home. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Carli
    January 12, 2019 / 12:09 am

    Hi Sarah! The wall letters are from hobby lobby, they have them in other sizes as well. The only downfall is that there’s no way to hang them. I used command strips cut very very small ��

    • Sarah Martina
      March 18, 2019 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you for sharing this! I can't wait to give it a try. Also, do you ever to any design consulting? IsI love your feedback on some spaces in my small home.

  3. Erin Marshall
    January 30, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    I love his room Carli. I agree with the space saving tips such as using the walls, especially with the high ceilings. So much space to use. I love your home so much!!!

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