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7 easy ways to update & organize kids rooms

posted by Sarah on May 15, 2013 | print article | e-mail to a friend
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  • tf

    All these ideas are great. The one concern I have with the 3 book cases is that kids are climbers. Chest of drawers and book cases have been known to fall on climbing children. Make sure to secure them to the wall. I know at one time there use to be items made to secure such things to the wall. I am sure there are many ways to do this.

  • SarahButtonedUp

    Very thoughtful comment @d3fd62bdc0cfc6f5109932c39a60bf90:disqus – this is true of boys especially. I’m sure that Home Depot has wall brackets of some sort that are tailor made for just that.

  • Amanda Carter

    Most shelves come with a cheap fabric wall mount but sturdy metal brackets are inexpensive and with a stud finder in hand easy to use. And yes I meant L-brackets, one on each corner and when we have an especially tall shelf we add a few screws through the back board into more studs.

  • Rebeccah Rothwell-Jackson

    Good ideas… I have used plant troughs made of bright coloured plastic for books… display them facing forward… Also seen drainpipes cut in half used for bookshelves… In IKEA there is this great hanging thing which costs about 3 euros and is useful for cuddly toys.

  • Maria Valente Woodard

    Just use shims which are around $2.00 at Lowe’s and then you don’t have to put holes in your walls.

  • Jill

    I love the wagon idea the most! It’s age appropriate and useful at the same time.

  • Deborah Miller

    My sweet Granddaughter is just now learning to keep things tidy by picking up at the end of play time. My daughter has fabric boxes and cubbies organized with pictures and labels. So I just expanded on those ideas and got them one of those little plastic shopping baskets. Now play time includes “SHOPPING” for all the odds and ends scattered about and returning everything back to the proper “department” before time is up!

  • SarahButtonedUp

    Deborah – that is G.E.N.I.U.S. Seriously. Thanks for sharing!

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