Top 5 Tips to Get Your Playroom Organized
Today, I'm unveiling our unschooling room. Just kidding, we don't really have an unschooling room. However, I have slowly taken over our formal dining room as our art and game room aka: our "playroom".
Since we've only used it a handful of times for dinner, and with the table being so large, it just naturally evolved that way. Because we are unschooling, I won't say it's our 'homeschool room' since that defeats the purpose of the mindset we are trying to achieve. But it is nice to have a place to play board games, create, and have family time.
I've got us pretty well organized, but still need to hang curtains and a few other little things before I take some photos.
In the meantime, I thought I'd showcase what others have done in their homes--from homeschooling rooms, to play rooms and bedrooms. The inspiration can apply to anyone with kids!
Playroom Inspiration and Organization Tips
1. Keep Storage Simple
Don't overthink how you organize the art supplies and games! They should be accessible and somewhat organized, but let's face it, they won't stay organized for long. Take advantage of the beautiful colors and keep them corralled and on display. Easy wood boxes or glass jars work beautifully.
2. Everything Has a Place
I know we've heard this concept before, but the cliche actually pans out. Create a home for everything and be clear with labels to make it easy for younger kids to help when cleaning up. Get creative with your storage color pallet, or keep it clean and simple!
3. Art that Informs: Maps and Globes
I have always had a thing for maps and globes. Not only does it remind me of just how big and amazing our world is, but the colors are easy on the eyes. Your playroom is the perfect place for maps and globes. We bought the huge canvas map from IKEA years ago and recently moved it into our 'art room'. It has sparked so many conversations and brought supported learning opportunities more times than I can count!
4. Keep it Fun and Inviting
Play is how kids (and adults!) learn. If you want them to play and learn, keep the area inviting, happy, and fun!
5. Label with Photos
Pinterest and google provide endless inspiration for playrooms and game rooms. Use these 5 tips to keep your playroom organized!