A great way to do this is by creating a temporary playroom in your spare room or study for children. A space they can enjoy without getting in your way. So if you do have that little extra space to spare, we’ve got some tips on how to make it possible:
Have plenty of floor space cleared
A good playroom needs plenty of floor space where children can enjoy their games and let their imaginations run free. Keeping spaces simple and uncluttered is usually best, as it allows children to choose how they use the space on a day-to-day basis.
If you have the space, create different areas
A corner with cushions for reading, a table for arts & crafts… The possibilities are endless! If you are lucky enough to have the space, creating different areas will allow children to participate in an array of activities which will not only be stimulating but will keep them entertained for longer! If you have a small space, think about investing in a magnetic white board – it has multiple uses and can also be used for educational purposes.
Removing any hazardous or dangerous materials is obvious prerequisite, but also consider having a rug or carpeting for rooms with hardwood flooring to avoid possible playtime injuries. Removing any shelving or furniture that can be climbed upon is probably a good idea too.
Create an area to store toys, games and materials for activities
What good is a playroom without any games? Create a special area in the room where toys, games etc can be stored safely and where they won’t get in the way when not in use. It’s important to make sure they’re easily accessible too! Colourful baskets/buckets which are labelled are ideal for a quick clean up, and keeping them close to the play area will encourage children to tidy up independently.
Think about storage
If you don’t have a dedicated playroom and only creating one for the summer holidays, you’ll probably need somewhere to store your things. Using other areas of the home could leave it looking cluttered and messy. In this case self storage could be a great solution. Most storage facilities (including BWI Self Storage) only have a minimum stay of 2 weeks or less, which is ideal for the summer. For more information give us a call or pop into our facility in South Woodford or Little Heath. We’re open 7 days a week and always happy to help!
We hope you have a lovely summer and enjoy the holidays!