What to do for storage in daughter's room?
karen3w · 14/05/2012 17:20
We just had a sort out of my 11 year old daughter's room. She doesn't play with many toys these days, mainly just her Build a Bears, but she has loads of clothes for them.
She wanted all toys taken out of her room, so basically she just has her bed, desk, bookshelves, chest of drawers and (built in) wardrobe. There is no room to store anything apart from her clothes and books, and she thinks it will be too full if I put more in.
Anyone found a good underbed storage box, I thought she could store bits and pieces there then?
Also now looking for some good pics to put on the walls, any suggestions where I can get some that aren't expensive?
ClaireCodd · 14/05/2012 17:23
Ebay for the wall decorations or amazon. Im a big fan of simple boxes from places like pound stretcher for storage. My son has a draw like tower of them in his room as well as two that go under his bed with lids on. Very simple. Argos are also good for these.
t875 · 15/05/2012 10:17
NEXT along with B & Q and have nice canvasses and also you can make your own by having empty photo frames with a choice of wallpaper in them.
Storage - i guess stand up shelves with pretty boxes on them, under bed plastic flat boxes, plasic drawers, table plastic drawers, home base have great storage along with sainsburys and also other places that have that sort of thing.
karen3w · 15/05/2012 10:41
I think to avoid cluttering up her room again I'm going to have to find some under bed storage. Ideally I'd like some that are divided into different compartments. Up to now I've only seen big boxes with lids at Ikea.
t875 · 15/05/2012 21:11
The only thing ive found with the underbed storage it has become a massive odds and ends box where she cant be bothered to put things back where meant to be. I think im more inclined to go for the shelves on the wall with the boxes so she can keep them organised..well thats the plan..
karen3w · 16/05/2012 12:09
yes my teenage son was like that too, when he DID tidy he just shoved everything in the box under the bed! Maybe not a good idea ...
At the moment I'm putting all my daughter's stuff in the chest of drawers in the spare room, maybe that is going to be the solution, then she can fetch what she needs when she wants it. They are standing empty anyway, as we don't have many visitors!
She just doesn't seem to play with toys much now but occasionally still gets stuff out to play schools, or the lego .... so I don't want to get rid of it all yet.
t875 · 16/05/2012 23:36
Yeah thats a good idea Karen. There was a nice wardrobe my sil got for her dd from Ikea which was lovely sturdy one and not too big and had great shelves and storage in, we may well be going down this route. In our youngests we are getting rid of the wardrobe and changing the cupboard into a wardrobe with storage to give her more space as she has a box room..well match box she calls it! lol
karen3w · 17/05/2012 14:33
My daughter is quite lucky as the last left at home so has a good sized room and the wardrobe is built in (it's just a small cupboard with a rail in it, but sufficient for her needs), but she likes to dance around a lot so needs space and I would rather it doesn't get too cluttered. Even when she had lots of storage options she didn't put stuff away so less stuff must be the way to go?!
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