kids will always be active and their legos will always be all over the floor. welcome to jansen's diy and this is 40 smart tricks to keep your kids organized, but no promises your kids will oblige, though. 1. attach old planter baskets to the side of the sandbox for easy toy storage. you can easily rinse them all off with the garden hose without getting the sandbox soaked. 2. label aluminum buckets so it's easy to pick out what they want to play with that day (and put it away afterward). it's sort of like a menu of all their available awesome backyard options. 3. install a curtain rod with clip shower curtain rings to turn costume storage into wall art. again, an organization trick that makes it easy for the kids to put stuff away. 4. you could also use the curtain rod to reorganize your kids princess dresses.
follow the diy guide with blogger sam at simply organized. 5. you can build a little costume closet that features a built-in catch-all bin. it's more portable than a rod screwed into the wall. get the plan to make this from blogger ana at ana white. 6. store legos in wire drawers, by color. this is especially helpful when you get to the point that you have more legos than you know what to do with. 7. put together this cool lego table with a couple of plastic drawer units and big sheets of building board. check out the super simple how to with blogger amanda at our wee family. 8. keep minifigure madness at bay with a storage wall that's also a display.
they won't fall over because they have little strips of lego building board holding them in place. create this cool display with complete instruction with blogger amanda from jedi craft girl. 9. glue some extra building board to the top of pencil boxes to make it easy to bring legos on the road. also good for waiting in restaurants. get the instruction from housewife eclectic with blogger debra. 10. give each card game a designated plastic box. that way, they stack neatly in the closet. 11. also give each puzzle a designated pencil bag. this makes them easy to grab and bring with you to keep the kids entertained.
12. stack bigger board games vertically, either in a storage ottoman or in a drawer. it makes it easy to find what you want and pull it out, book-style. 13. organize action figures in an over-the-door shoe caddy. this parent even labeled each of the pockets. 14. and (maybe the most classic of all over the door shoe caddy tricks) barbies. blogger kimbo customized her over-the-door hanger so it fit the dolls perfectly. 15. hang a swath of tulle from command hooks to create a stuffed animal perch. it's prettier than most inexpensive toy nets, but still really affordable! follow the tutorial from shady tree diary.
16. keep last minute shoe-searches to a minimum ~and~ make sure everyone always knows when grandma's coming with this calendar/shoe caddy combo 17. install a backpack and homework command station for each kiddo. they can drop their backpacks in the same spot each day, and you could use the chalkboards for reminders or to-do lists. see the step by step guide at scatter shot. 18. hang seat sacks on the back of their homework chairs. it just depends on what will work best for your family. 19. put together a pretty supply box that holds everything they might need for their homework projects. this tutorial is for a teacher's toolbox, but it would also work really well outside the classroom. check out the complete step by step guide at fifth grade frenzies.
20. keep it all in a chalkboard art caddy. 21. save time on school mornings by asking your child to pick out their outfits for the week every sunday. you can buy this pre-labeled organizer for $29.95. 22. paint door hangers with chalkboard paint so you can keep track of what activities the day's clothes will have to endure. that way, maybe the white pants won't end up splashing through mud on p.e. day. follow the guide at uncommon designs online. 23. or, just print out these free templates. these are best if you need the lowest-cost, lowest-stress version of this solution. 24. give everyone an interactive to-do list using old baking sheets.
this way, you get to decide which chores each child will be responsible for each day, and they get to mark when they finish them. 25. or, set up a similar system using clip boards and clothes pins. you could even make one for yourself, too. check out amy n jones blog for complete instruction. 26. put together a chore board if your chores change regularly. find the complete guide at handmade charlotte. 27. or just print out this chore chart checklist template. less interactive, but still helpful! 28. make your kids some under-bed drawers to help make it easy for them to put their toys away.
get the tutorial from pins and procrastination but if you're not feeling handy, you can always just buy one from amazon. 29. paint the outside of each under bed drawer with chalkboard paint so as the kids grow you can re-label the drawers. eventually they may say "shoes" and "old school projects" instead. 30. give hair clips a pretty place to live, which just might inspire your child to put them away. can't promise it will work, but you can always try! 31. try the same trick with an empty photo frame. you can paint it to match the rest of the room, and screw in little hooks for hanging headbands. get the how to instruction from mom and wife. 32. create more storage and rod space with a stacked unit like this one.
you'll need a couple of extra closet rods, but you can make it easier for your toddler to reach their clothes. 33. designate a "crap bucket" for each kid, so you can drop stuff in that they need to put away. blogger emily used several colorful buckets, but you could also do this with baskets if yellow doesn't quite fit with your home decor. 34. give your child their own trash bin for long road trips. it might help keep the backseat from turning into a nightmare. alternatively, your child can store their favorite car activities in these. 35. mount an extra tension shower rod right next to the bathtub and use s-hooks to hang plastic baskets. adding a bit of extra organization to the night time routine never hurt anyone. 36. give everyone their own designated cup, toothpaste, and toothbrush.
you could velcroed them to the wall, too, so they're easy to grab and put away. 37. go one step further and include a towel hook. great for bathrooms that don't have room for four separate towel rods. follow the diy guide at permanent kisses. 38. sew up some pretty hanging bags so you always have an extra pacifier at your fingertips. or one of the other thousands of baby things you might need conveniently stationed next to the crib. 39. display their favorite book of the moment on a minimalist shelf. get a floating shelf, attached it on the wall and arrange it neatly. 40. or make favorite books easy to get to by hanging them right next to the bed.
plus, it's so pretty! get the tutorial for how to make this at penny carnival andâ€¦ thatâ€™s all for nowâ€¦ for more diy hacks and organizing ideas, stay tune to our channel. thanks for watching and weâ€™ll see you in the next videosâ€¦