The Monster in the Closet
The two main problems (or opportunities, if you want to look at this in the Zen manner) with kids’ rooms are clothing and clutter. Actually, these two are part of the same problem: an overabundance of all the things parents think children should have in order to have a fantastic childhood.
How do you know you have a problem with clutter in the kids’ rooms? One sure sign is the telltale mountain of clothes that is piled on top of the dresser, and your child stands before it, unable to decide what to wear. When your child says, “I don't have anything to wear,” what he or she really means is, “I have too many things to wear and can't make a decision.” Having too many options is very cumbersome, especially to smaller children who just aren't equipped to deal with those kinds of choices yet.
Children really need only a few good outfits to wear–enough clothes for seven to ten days, maximum. Everything else will take up valuable space in the closets, until it begins to overflow and create monster piles everywhere else.
First and foremost, as with any other room in feng shui, your kids’ rooms need to be clutter-free. Clutter (even too many clothes) can really disrupt the minds (and bodies) of your children, inhibiting their growth by holding down their energy.
Feng shui dictates that all things, including children's clothes, should be acquired and used as they are needed, and never hoarded. Hoarding leads to blocked or buried chi; if you have too much stuff, inevitably some of it will never be used. Uselessness is not conducive to good chi, is it?