My (almost 10 year old) son has (unfortunately) inherited my love of collecting...not too mention my love for crafting and creating.
On top of these clutter issues, he has one of the smallest rooms in the house to call his bedroom. Yikes!
Today I'm sharing how we've managed to give him a room that really works with two great pieces of furniture.
#1 A Wardrobe
This IKEA cabinet has been a lifesaver!
What started out as a wardrobe to hold my son's clothes--
now holds all his craft supplies! It's basically his own 'art' cabinet!
Take a look...
According to my son, art supplies are more important than clothes...
and yes, I really couldn't agree more!
IKEA no longer sells this brand of furniture, but you can click here to see similar wardrobes.
Now of course I need to point out that we straightened things a bit before we took this picture.
You can't possibly believe that it looks this organized all the time! Ha!
You see, my kid would rather create than put things away...another trait he inherited from me.
Clear, plastic shoe boxes and bins hold supplies.
I had my son make his own labels, in an attempt to put him in charge of the organizing.
Drawing books, notebooks, journals, sketchpads, folders...
and magazines have a home.
And how cool is this?
Projects still 'in progress' hang from clipped hangers!
Now, moving to the other side of the room...
Lifesaver #2 A multi-use bed
Have you seen these beds? They do everything!
This bed truly has it all!
It's a bunk bed, a trundle bed, a pull-out desk, a book shelf, a dresser...
Once again my child has chosen to fill the drawers with collections instead of clothes.
(I didn't get a picture of the closet, but we re-organized it with lots of bins to hold the neglected clothes.)
And the best part?
The secret cubby hole behind the bed!
It's his perfect reading spot...and hiding spot from his sister!
This exact bed can be found in many stores like this one here.
Or, build your own and buy your plans---click here.
At this exact moment, I can proudly say, my son's room is neat and organized!
I wonder if I should let him in it?!?