With your children spending a lot more of their time at home this year, finding ways to keep them organized and engaged for extended periods of time can be a challenge. Whether you are preparing for your kids to head back to a socially-distanced classroom or planning for virtual learning from home, implementing more structure and organization at home can help you keep your children on track and focused for the upcoming school year. Check out our tips for fun + functional kids catch-all spaces for your home to keep the kiddos organized!
1. Make it Worry-free
Sunbrella fabrics are built for everyday living, so you don’t have to stress the mess. Coloring and crafts can sometimes result in messy moments, so encourage your kids to explore and express their creativity in a space equipped with durable, and most importantly, cleanable fabrics. Chalk, dry erase markers, and crayon are no match for the cleanability of Sunbrella fabrics. Simply sanitize with any cleaning solution – yes, even bleach – to restore fabrics to pristine condition. The powerful performance of Sunbrella means that most messes require a simple clean-up with soap and water.
2. Hide It Away
After school hours end, keep your space tidy and organized by tucking everything away in cabinets or drawers that stylishly disguise clutter. Creating a designated nook in your home helps you hide away backpacks, extracurricular equipment, shoes, that can quickly overwhelm your space when they are not put away. For chic storage, consider tall, locker style cabinets that allow you to hang, stack, and stow small items that can quickly clutter your living spaces. Add in some durable throw pillows to soften the space and add functionality.
3. Make It Multi-purpose
Your catch-all space doesn’t have to disrupt your home design! Incorporating a comfortable upholstered bench with a matching color scheme can make the space a comfortable, multi-purpose transitional space that feels like a cohesive design feature of your home, while providing maximum functionality and ample storage space. Sunbrella fabrics ensure that muddy shoes or messy snacks won’t ruin or stain your fabrics – perfect for the ultimate kid-friendly hub in your home. Add extra storage cubbies underneath the bench for quick shoe organization.
4. Keep It Organized
The goal of your home’s catch-all space is to provide organization and reduce clutter. With your kids spending more time at home, it can be difficult to keep everything in order. Maximize space and make organization fun by using shelves, baskets, and cubby space to keep activities and school supplies in order. Top off your cubby unit or cabinet organizers with a Sunbrella upholstered bench for durable seating and functional style.
5. Make It Cozy
While your catch-all space is all about organizing (or hiding away) the mess, turning the space into a cozy, creative nook for the kids can make reading or schoolwork a little more exciting. Put the fun in ‘functional’ by providing a comfy reading chair that will encourage your children to enjoy the space. Incorporating a desk with drawers for your kids can help them stay on-task and uncluttered when working through homework and school assignments.
6. Get Creative
Don’t have space for a mudroom or designated entryway? Don’t fret! Get creative and accomplish the same effect with a DIY built-in shelving unit in your kids’ rooms for a fun way to keep their space organized and uncluttered. Simply store books, toys and crafts in style, and add some accent decor to turn it into an intentional, functional design element of the space.
We look forward to seeing how you transform your catch-all space into a comfortable and organized kid-friendly hub. Tag us on social media with #SunbrellaMoment. For more design inspiration and kid-friendly home tips for your home, follow us on social media @Sunbrella and check out how to Design a Kid Friendly Living Room on the blog!