Storage is one of the five must-haves mentioned in Home Activity Center Essentials. Be it freestanding or built-in, closed or open, activity center storage requirements are more specialized than those used in kids’ bedrooms or playrooms. It requires much more organization.
Large drawers or bins are out and multiple containers of various sizes are in. Little drawers, small bins, pegboard, and hooks are best.
Containers that are wall mounted, on shelves, or in cubbies keeps your work surfaces free for activities. This is where your love of containers can be put to use!
Here are a few ideas to help get your own activity center storage organized:
Of course, how you organize your storage will be determined by the activities your family chooses for the center as well as the space available, but the key to a well-used activity center is organization.
The biggest benefit of a home activity center? The kids learn new skills while keeping busy with projects…..and you have a place to send them when they get bored!
More on the Home Activity Center Series here:
- Home Activity Center Essentials
- Activity Centers Need Space
- Activity Center Storage Ideas
- Choosing Activity Center Furniture
(See the KidSpace Interiors special report Home Activity Centers: How to Keep Kids Busy When School’s Out for more reasons why an activity center is important plus get stats from the Kaiser Family Foundation Study and the IKEA Playreport on detrimental effects of kids media OVER-use.)