When Hometalk contacted me to curate a board on smart tips for organizing teen rooms I jumped all over it! Nope, I don’t have teens or even tweens anymore. But, I have lots of experience having raised two girls and a boy and two recent tween bedroom makeovers that were all about keeping my nephews organized with budget friendly and practical ideas.
I shared my Faux Painted Cargo Furniture project for my nephew a few months ago. My IOU for his room makeover came about because I’d done a makeover on his brother’s room the summer before. My goal for both teen room makeovers was to create a room that was not only cool (I can’t say pretty for boys can I?) but, helped them stay organized with less clutter.
How to Organize a Tween and Get Rid of Clutter was the project I shared first. My thought was that if I give him a place to stash all the wonderful trinkets and personal memorabilia a preteen collects, he could keep his room in order.
Or, at least in some sense of order.
I meant a place for everything, right down to the fish tank on the wall!
It’s worked well so far! I’m happy to announce, while not perfect, it was a huge improvement. Seriously, they are teens right? We have to be reasonable about our expectations beyond good grades.
I found several really good tween and teen organization posts on Hometalk and curated my 12 smart tips for organizing teen rooms in an online board. I wish I’d had a resource like this when my kids were tweens and teens!
Is this Pottery Barn inspired board by Jonathan Fong just too cute! I’d like one for myself!
How about finding a way to add plenty of seating to a teen room and incorporate extra storage by Infarrantly Creative. She made this room colorful, creative and fun. Such a big motivator for keeping a room clean!
Decorating a boys room with organization in mind can be challenging. But it wasn’t for Today’s Creative Blog!
Look at the wall storage … LOVE!
There are so many more smart tips for organizing teen rooms on this board! Decorating, wall storage, closet tips and a few strategies for keeping drawers organized are some of the practical and budget friendly articles I found and included. I love a few of these ideas so much for keeping organized, I’m going to use them in my house … sans kids!
In our house, any order is welcome order!
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