Periodically, I receive questions about specific design challenges for kidspaces. Thinking there might be others who have the same problems, I am adding a new category (find it in the categories list) called “Reader Request” where answers to those questions can be found. While the topics will be a bit random, they will be actual questions from readers.
Today’s reader request topic? Storage ideas for little girls’ purses.
My 5 yr-old daughter has a million purses, fills them with all kinds of things and I have no idea how to store them. Any grand ideas?! ~C.S. in Georgia~
There are three basic ways to tackle a girl’s bedroom overrun with purses…..hide, display, or combine the two and do both. Which you choose to do will depend on the room size, available furniture for storage, and wall space. Let’s look at a few ideas.
Hidden….in Full View
If you have shelving in a bookcase or versatile storage unit like this one from PB Teen, storage baskets can be stuffed with purses. Teach your daughter to organize by color, style, or seasonal use.
Under bed storage drawers or a storage ottoman can hold purses that have lost their luster or are only used for holidays or different seasons of the year. Easily accessible, but out of sight until needed.
Display as Decorative Accessory
Attach one or more curtain, shower, or closet rods inside a bookcase or other cabinet. Use shower curtain hooks to hang purses from the strap or handles. Shelves at various heights work for sturdier bags. A unit like this makes it easy for little girls to keep a room tidy and learn organization.
Combination Hide and Display
Combining display with hiding from view is my favorite as it provides the best of both. Hang the newest, best looking, or most loved (even if a little tattered) where little girls can grab and go. Store the rest nearby and switch out occasionally.
Low storage shelves with open space to display a sturdy bag while using totes for others is a great option and helps the girls develop an eye for design plus organization.
Sometimes little girls need a purse, even if they never leave the house! Wall hanging storage plus a trunk or large closed basket is a good combination for storage.
Don’t forget the closet. Utilize every inch with shelves, bins, and hanging options for the ultimate organized space. With adjustable shelves and closet rods, the unit can grow with your girls, as they become tweens and teens with larger purses.
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