How to Organize a Window Seat


If you are wondering how to organize a window seat, here is a tutorial for how to section off the area with baskets and bins. The large area inside a window seat is perfect for stacking folded blankets or games in boxes. But what if you want to store other items in the window seat, including smaller objects?

Square baskets are ideal for maximizing the space inside a window seat, and the baskets look fabulous. You can place similar items in each basket. For example, in the video I show you the electronics kit and extra wires and other electronics equipment placed all in one basket. You can further contain the items by placing wires in a plastic bag inside the basket, so that the wires aren’t sprinkled everywhere.

If you have so many games that you have trouble shutting your cupboards, you can keep the game boards, stacking them. Then place all the pieces for each game in plastic bags, and label each game with a black permanent marker. Click here to find out other ways to organize games in cupboards and drawers.

Don’t forget that you can also stack baskets and bins on top of each other, to store even more items in your window seat.

Make sure that if you are installing a new window seat in your home, you use the space under it for storage. Have the carpenter place a hinge on the top so that you can open and close the top. Or you could open the window seat from the front, like a cupboard. The important thing to remember when organizing the items in your house is to not waste space.

Here is the video tutorial on how to organize a window seat:

If you want to know more about how to organize your home, check out Organizing for a Fun Homeschool.

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6 Responses to “How to Organize a Window Seat”

  1. Jodene says:

    Thank you for the tips. I always seem to think I am organized, only to find out there is a better way! This is also perfect for starting the new year, as one of my goals is to get organized and eliminate anything I no longer need.
    ~ Jodene

    • Susan says:

      I’m constantly de-cluttering and re-organizing my household stuff based on the fluctuating needs of my home. An organized house is more restful.

  2. Shecki says:

    🙂 Baskets! I wouldn’t have thought of that! We don’t have a fixed window seat, but I created a faux window seat in our school room by putting a line of Target cube style footstools under the window. They have storage under the lid, too. One holds science/gardening supplies, one holds reams of paper bought on sale/free, and one has books. I like the game idea! I may need to switch out the books to shelves and put our school room games in there instead. Most of our games live downstairs in the playroom.

  3. Amy says:

    oh I wish we had a window seat!

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