15 Simple, Budget-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Kid's Room for the New Year

15 Simple, Budget-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Kid's Room for the New Year

Lauren Hufnagl
Jan 6, 2015

I don't know about you, but my kids' bedrooms always seem to get overtaken by new toys, clothes, and books after the holidays are over. And if your house is anything like mine (read: tiny), you're probably fresh out of nooks and crannies to stash them in. Luckily, there are some really creative people out there who have found innovative ways to organize their nurseries and kids' rooms on a budget. Here are 15 of my favorite ideas from our archives:


  1. Label their drawers: Reid & Ivy’s Happy Balance Shared Room
  2. Use a filing cabinet to store all of those wee little baby supplies: Wyatt’s Bright Bold Abode
  3. Get the toys off the floor with a simple pegboard: Phia and Anthony’s Shared Space
  4. Slide a storage box under a piece of skirted furniture: A Modern, Beach-y Nursery
  5. Utilize the space under a shelf to hang clothing: Easy IKEA Lack Hack - How to Make a Nursery Wardrobe Shelf


  1. Hang a ladder to display all of those beautiful baby blankets that you were given but don't have space to store: Baby Capton’s Captivating Nursery
  2. No space for all of those diaper changing supplies? Use a pegboard and some simple shelves to go vertical: Baby Capton’s Captivating Nursery
  3. Add shelves to the side of a dresser: Beatka’s Beautiful Birdhouse Toddler Room
  4. Hang simple wire baskets and fill them with your little one's burgeoning collection of stuffed animals: Baby E’s Beautiful, Budget-Friendly Nursery
  5. Corral small objects with a kitchen cart: Elizabeth’s Quiet Woodland Retreat


  1. Utilize the space under the crib with storage containers: Meg’s Room for Three
  2. Get those books and tchotchkes off your horizontal surfaces with wall boxes: A Fresh Geometric Nursery a for Baby Girl
  3. Refurbish an old piece of furniture with tons of storage potential: Before & After: Bookcase Lightens Up for a Kid’s Room
  4. Use clipboards to display your little one's growing art collection: Finn’s Surf & Skate Room
  5. Stack crates for instant storage possibilities: Parker’s Cozy & Colorful Nursery
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