Once you have sorted and have decreased the clutter, then you need to find a place to put it.
Here are some examples of products you can purchase to not only have storage in your teens room, but can use to decorate also.
This is actually a closet organizer. I used it under his loft bed to organize “stuff”. But there are shoe slots, net baskets on the side (see notebook) and I bought the drawers to put in it. I think this is so cool. It comes in different colors. I got it a Walmart.
I added some baskets under the desk for extra storage. There is the lime green plastic drawers for all that little stuff. Be sure to have a waste basket in their room along with a laundry hamper. (Not that all the dirty clothes make it into the hamper or trash into the trash can….but at least it makes it much easier to clean up!) These items including the desk were all purchased from Walmart
Another item from Walmart that helps with places to put stuff.
You can find all kinds of solutions for storage – the green hamper on the left is his laundry hamper. (This is the room in the unfinished basement)
Here is a shoe organizer that can go on the back of a door.
You can find many different solutions for storage for their room. If they have a very small room…be sure to use the wall space for shelves and baskets. Utilize all of that closet. You can get under the bed storage containers to help too.
Try to keep the storage items usable (they don’t want to have to open a drawer and open a lid to put something in….or else there will be no chance of that item getting in! LOL
Disclosure: The first few pictures were items I got from WM when I did the room makeover. I am was not asked to do this post for them and I am not receiving any kind of compensation for mentioning them. I just thought you might want to know where I got the items.
I finally am able to share my Walmart room reveal with you. I have had a few issues along the way, but we finally got the room complete and just love it!!
Our journey was so fun to do Tim’s room. Tim, 16 years old and Drew, 15 years old shared a room. They made the decision together who would keep the Walmart room and who would have a room in the presently unfinished basement. Drew decided he wanted the basement room. He calls it his “Man Cave” and loves it.
We used the Walmart Your Zone website to do our decision making. There were things on the site that we couldn’t find in the stores, and seeing it all in one place and being able to use the virtual room make over feature on the Walmart site made it easier.
Over all we have been thrilled with the Your Zone line. Yes…we really did do the “Happy Dance”. The colors are fun, the products are very reasonable and you can create so many different looks for your teen. I would have no problem recommending Walmart and the Your Zone line to any of you.
We got the bed in the store and actually my 16 year old was able to assemble it himself. I was impressed by that. We ordered the Your Zone desk, comforter and a gadget holder that he can use to keep his cell phone and Ipod in to charge off the site. There was a problem with the area and a tax change (somehow there was a glitch in the system) so I could not order the products for a couple of weeks. But Walmart had several people working on it and I was contacted personally by phone by them letting me know what was going on and that it would be resolved on August 20th. It was and I was able to order them. They came within a few days. You can also order “Site To Store” and they will ship the product to the store for you to pick up and that way there are no shipping cost for you to incur.
I do have a couple of concerns with two of the products that I want to share with you. I pride myself on being honest on my reviews…so all of the good stuff you can believe!! And 99% of it is good..but here is the 1% I feel I need to tell you.
Tim got to work putting the desk together as soon as it came and while he was doing it the shelf broke…he was turning it on an angle to screw in another piece and it snapped. Walmart again was wonderful and told me they would send me a new desk. When it arrived my husband put it together. It is a great desk for a student and is a wonderful price, but he said that he had to be very careful putting it together. The screws were stripping very easily and he couldn’t screw them in as tight as he felt he needed to. It isn’t wobbly at all though. He also was very careful when he came to the part where it broke for Tim, it had to be flat instead of the angle you might want to put it at that point (it does tell you to have it flat in the directions). Now that it is up and in the room, he loves it…and I don’t see any problems with it. It does seem very solid. If it seemed real “cheapy” I would let you know…but it doesn’t at all and I do not see any future problems with it.
The other problem we had was when the gadget holder came (online only) it was damaged. I had thought I would order another one, but was concerned after seeing this one, that it might not be the quality that I had hoped it to be, so I just returned the one and did not order another one. If it had not been damaged it would have worked out fine I am sure, but it was not as solid as I had thought it would be.
But with both of those negatives being said…I have to say I would do it all again. I would order the desk and I would order the bed and everything else that is in the room. My son is absolutely thrilled with his room. He has taken pictures on his phone and sent them to friends to “show off” his room.
I have been so impressed by the selection, products and the great prices. It makes it possible for most any of us to remodel a teenagers bedroom for very little money. Who doesn’t like that?
Thank you Walmart, Your Zone for making this possible. Thank you also for offering my readers the chance to make over a room themselves. I can’t wait to see the make over room of my winner!!