To help your kids keep their own bunk beds neat and tidy, follow these steps: have them make their bed.
Of course, getting your kids to actually make their beds is far easier said than done. Parents know that getting kids to do daily chores—especially chores that feel like cleaning—can be the ultimate challenge. But there are ways to make it happen. Here’s how:
Choose the right size bedding so there isn’t too much to tuck in or leave hanging down. Especially if you have built-in bunk beds or bunk beds with rails, things need to stay tucked in to look nice. And kids can get frustrated trying to shove the extra fabric of their comforter into the corners.
Beddy’s bed sets are the perfect solution for beautiful bunk beds. The zipper makes it easy for kids to make the bed, and the clean, tucked-in style of the set means no extra fabric stuck in the corners or hanging askew. It essentially gives kids a fitted comforter, which is exactly what a bunk bed needs.
When making the bed is quick and easy, it’s more likely to get done.
Not too many pillows; have a set place and arrangement or choose pillows that will look good no matter how they’re stacked or layered. If kids can simply toss the pillows on the bed without having to worry about getting it perfect, they might be more likely to put them on instead of leaving them strewn across the floor.
Another ingenious pillow solution is to arrange them at the foot of the bed instead of the head. That way, they can actually stay in place while kids sleep, and there’s no need to take them off every night or rearrange them every morning.
If your child loves having stuffed animals or dolls in bed with them, make sure there’s a place for these friends to live during the day (when they’re not being played with, of course). It should be somewhere accessible and relatively close to the bed so that putting them away will feel easy.
In fact, make sure everything in the room has its own place. If toys, books, or art supplies don’t have a designated home, they’ll end up floating around the room, creating clutter wherever they go. Beds attract these “floating” objects almost as well as floors do. So when new toys arrive, you’ll need storage solutions to keep up and help kids keep things neat.