You have a teenager and that means you are already probably used to messes in your home. Their room on the other hand, a bigger mess. If your teen has clothes piled high, no visible carpet space, and items strewn all over the place, now is the time to put your foot down and clean the room.
But, what happens when you simply feel like there is not enough space in your teen’s bedroom? The tips below will help provide you with the information you need to start cleaning, organizing, and making space in your child’s room.
declutter Your Teen’s Room
The first thing you want to do is declutter your child’s room. If you do not want to do it yourself, you should encourage your teen to do it on their own. If your child has no motivation to do it, then you may want to offer an incentive or simply accept the fact that you will likely need to do it.
As you declutter your teen’s room, toss out any items that your child no longer needs or uses. This is also a time for you to sort through their clothes and get rid of shirts and pants that have rips, holes, or are worn down.
Add Shelves to Your Teen’s Room
One of the biggest hurdles you will run into is finding a spot for all of your child’s items. Before you start to throw away too much, think about what type of shelving you can add to their room to help keep items off of the floor.
Shelving is versatile because you can layer individual shelves on the wall or you can use a shelving cabinet or bookcase to provide some additional room.
Now, the shelves will provide more room for items your teen wants to keep, but this does not mean that he or she should keep everything. The idea here is to declutter and organize and not simply rearrange.
Create a Common Area in Your Home
As you go through your teen’s room, you will likely find an array of items that can be placed within a common area within your home. For instance, instead of keeping all of their books, pencils, and school supplies in their room, consider placing a desk in the hallway or in a free corner within your home. This way, the items are not taking up space in their room, but instead there is a place for them to put down their backpack and sit down to work.
Consider a Storage Unit for Additional Items
You may have to face the realization that there is simply not enough space to place all of your teen’s items. If he or she is not ready to part with them, you may want to consider a storage unit to help store and organize the items that simply have no place within your home.
Once your teen’s bedroom is organized and there is more space, you will find that you enjoy entering the room and your teen can receive a good night’s rest in a clean room.