Ask The Designer: “How Do You Keep a Stylish and Organized Home with Small Children?”
How Do You Keep a Stylish and Organized Home with Small Children? This weeks Ask The Designer featured Question comes from: Yami Platero @ The Latino Next DoorYami, How Do You Keep a Stylish and Organized Home with Small Children?
YAMI- “My number one tip to keep an organized yet stylish home with small children is to purchase furniture wisely. By this I mean, always get furniture with storage. For example, I have a coffee table that has 2 built-in drawers so that I can store toys that the kids use regularly when we hang out in the family room. When they are done with the toys, they go back in the drawers and I don’t have to make the trip upstairs to their rooms to put them away, plus they are accessible right away when they need them the next day. Consider side tables with a lower shelf to add baskets and don’t be afraid to use decorative pieces for practical use. I have a blue entryway cabinet in my foyer that holds my baby’s diapers and toiletries, but you would never know! Ha! I just shared the cabinet on Instagram too if you want to see what it looks like!”
This is such great advice Yami, I know my readers will love it!!! I am sure you all are dying to know my answers, since I do not have children. I do not have kids, but I find that my pets are quite messy too. I think the key is giving them their own space in the house to do whatever it is they do. This will contain the amount of stuff that overflows into the rest of your home. Which allows you to hide all the things you do not want seen when guests drop by. I recommend lots of cute storage bins, and baskets so toys find there way up instead of all over the floor.
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