Bedrooms can sometimes be difficult to organize, and this can be especially true when it comes to nine year old girls. Between the dolls, toys, clothes, and hobbies, it can be hard to keep the room looking neat, while still allowing her space for personal expression. Fortunately, there are some bedroom and playroom storage ideas that can help.
One piece of furniture that should be in every child's room is a bookcase. Not only does a bookcase provide a place to store books, it offers display space for photos, mementos, and other small collectible items. When purchasing a bookcase, you can get the most storage space by choosing a taller one. Although younger children can't reach the higher bookcase shelves, it's still handy for displaying photos and other decorative items that don't need to be accessed on a daily basis. Plus, a tall bookcase doesn't take up any more floor space than a short one.
Filing Cabinet and Desk
Two other pieces of furniture that everybody in the family should have is a filing cabinet and desk. A small two drawer filing cabinet doesn't take up any more space than your average nightstand, and is handy for storing all kinds of papers. It also encourages organization at an early age.
Closets are often a problem with young girls. To provide more storage space while still keeping things neat, a closet organization system is a great investment. These vary as far as the types of shelves and features that are included, but by choosing one that is a good fit for both the closet size and the types of items that need to be stored, they can go a long way towards providing easily accessible storage space.
Toy and Stuffed Animal Storage Ideas
For toys that don't get played with very much, but still have emotional attachment; consider installing a high shelf that runs the entire perimeter of the room. By installing a shelf about a foot from the ceiling, this will provide plenty of display space for beloved dolls and stuffed animals that aren't being played with but still need a home.
Under Bed Storage
One area that sometimes gets overlooked in the bedroom is under the bed. A bed frame that includes under-bed storage drawers is always a good choice for a child's room, but if you don't have one of those, you can use plastic under-bed storage boxes. This is often a great way of storing off-season clothes, so that her closet isn't quite so full.
Other Storage Options
Other storage options that come in handy for a young girl's room include colorful plastic milk crates, which can hold a myriad of items and still be neatly stacked. A French bulletin board is a stylish display choice, since its ribbons securely hold photos and papers, without the need for sharp thumbtacks. Peg racks and hook racks are handy additions to any child's room, giving them a place to hang jackets, coats and book bags. A behind-the-door show organizer with plastic pockets is also a useful item to hang on the inside of closet doors or the back of the bedroom door, and can hold everything from shoes to small stuffed animals and dolls.
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