Three Ways to Use Utility Carts for Kids

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Are you looking for new ways to organize your kids’ stuff? Not only do utility carts provide extra storage and new ways to organize, but these carts act as mobile stations that you can quickly move about when needed. With plenty of options out there, like this 3 Tier Metal Utility Cart from Target, you can quickly get your hands on a one and start organizing. Let’s roll right into how you can start using a utility cart today with these three ideas:

  • Art cart
  • School supply station
  • Activity center


How to Make a Mobile Art Cart

The art cart is a great way to store and organize art supplies like paint, scissors, crayons, glue, and cardboard paper. Whenever your kids want to get crafty, roll the art supplies right into your room of choice. When not in use, the art cart can be tucked away into a closet for storage. Next time you hear that one of your kids is bored, you can point them to the art cart. After all, having easily accessible art supplies helps to encourage kids to be creative.

With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to stock the cart! We recommend that you stuff stockings with art supplies and gifts from the craft kits list to encourage the artist in every child.

Just remember, sometimes messes are part of the learning process! Include cleaning supplies in the art cart and remember to parent with positivity when things get out of hand.


A School Supply Station all in a Cart

With virtual learning becoming the new norm in so many new households, consider turning your utility cart into a school supply station. Whether your kids are working in their own space or at the dining room table, these supplies can be made easily accessible during the day and quickly stored away when not in use.

Stock the school supply station with textbooks, notepads, pencils, and even motivational notes. Let your kids personalize their utility cart, just like they might decorate their desks, cubby, or locker at school.


Enriching Activity Center

Have you ever been a victim of the doomed piles of stuff that seem to accumulate throughout the house? If you’re looking for new ways to get organized, you’ll love all of the ways to use a utility cart. It can efficiently serve as a catch-all for all of your kids’ favorite activities:

  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Cards
  • Chapter books
  • Coloring books
  • Stickers
  • Play-doh
  • Chalk


By transforming your utility cart into an activity center on wheels, these activities can be retrieved and used more often. You might even want to stock your activity cart with some of our favorite family games for preschoolers. To make it easy for kids to stay organized, try using stickers to show where certain items go on the cart!

Having a dedicated space at home where children can create and independently play is so important. A utility cart is a great way to create a specialized and personal space that encourages enrichment.

We know how important it is to find daycare services with a nurturing and enriching environment to help your child reach critical developmental milestones, so let your friends at The Breakie Bunch help you get started in choosing the right preschool.