Going through your teenager’s room can feel like an obstacle course with the huge laundry piles and hidden or maybe just forgotten snacks lurking in unexpected places. And watch out for the sudden surprise sock minefield! It is a place to sleep, play, and study, and organizing all this can be one hell of a task.
But remember – to conquer this monumental job, decluttering is your friend. Now, decluttering can be especially hard if it is your kid’s stuff.
Sentimental items can be hard to part with. So don’t be too hard on yourself. However, it is difficult to create a truly organized and functional space if it’s bursting at the seams.
Simple rule: Anything that hasn’t been used for the last 6 months can go to the declutter zone.
To make this project a bit more manageable, I suggest you start by creating four categories: Recycle, Donate, Sell, and Trash.
If you’re wondering what can be recycled, you will be surprised at the things that can be recycled. Recycling can be a goldmine for stuff you never thought could have a second life. And it is a great way to train your kid for the benefits of recycling and reusing.
Now, after you’ve triumphed over the Recycle category, look for items in good enough condition to sell, like clothing, collectables, or old electronics. Your teen might even get excited about decluttering if they see a little extra cash headed their way! You can try your luck selling items online.
Items your teen has outgrown can be donated to friends, family, or charities. It’s an easy way to declutter and do some good. The rest of the items can go to the trash category.
Moving on to teen closet organization!
The secret sauce here is that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s all about what works best for your teen.
Custom closet solutions can be a game-changer. Now, if you’re the DIY type, you can roll up your sleeves and install your own adjustable closet kit. It’s cost-effective and, hey, you might discover your hidden talent for closet organizing.
And let’s not forget re-purposed storage! If your child needs more hanging space as well as drawer storage, you can use a dresser inside the closet to keep both sets of clothes comfortably. It can also be a great way to display those special memories you don’t want cluttering up the room.
You can’t forget about bins and you may find a treasure trove of closet bins online to match your teen’s decor or personality. Hanging shelves are another superpower in the world of closet organization. They maximize vertical space without hogging all the hangar space.
And if your teen’s jeans collection rivals a department store, consider a tiered hanger. There’s also a version for shirts that’s just as cool. You can thank me later.
If your teen hits the books in their room, setting up a study area is a must. They’ll need a dedicated space for their device, good lighting, and room to work with books or notebooks. A desk, a small table, or a portable laptop desk can do the trick.
Finally, let us talk about the things that often get lost – teen jewellery, caps, and accessories. If your teen is a jewellery enthusiast, why not create a rustic glam jewellery organizer that’s not just functional but also a work of art? You can find such organizers for caps and other accessories too.
So there you have it, folks, the ultimate guide to reclaiming your teenager’s room from the clutches of clutter.