Try out these tips to maximise space in your child’s playroom.
WORDS JOANNA ONG
Esther Tan, sales leader for Children’s IKEA recommends to opt for multi-taskers such as furniture with built-in storage, so there’s a well-hidden space to store away your items even whilst you use them, e.g. bed with hidden storage. Consider a loft bed combination as it provides room for sleeping, studying, storing, playing and chilling.
Keep storage units low so that kids can reach and organise their things easily,
and be encouraged to tidy up independently too.
Alternatively buy large clear plastic containers with wheels (for ease of retrieval) and lids (to protect from dust) to store less frequently used items, says Nathalie Ricaud, a professional organiser from Get Organised & Beyond.
Nathalie adds that you could make use of the walls or the back of a door. Install wall-mounted shelves to display books or artwork. Hang pocket organisers behind the door to hold categories of small items. You could also fit an extra rod in the wardrobe to create extra hanging space and make it easier for your children to access their clothes.
Finally, Esther reminds parents to always think of your child’s safety when organising by minimising hazards.
Create a safe environment your child can explore and grow in by ensuring that the furniture and toys are made with zero tolerance on chemicals, and have rounded corners and no sharp edges. All standing furniture should be fixed to the wall to prevent it from tipping over and the furniture should be durable enough to handle the rough and tumble of everyday play.