Helping Kids Get Organized
No, It's Not A Fantasy - It Can Be Done!
Do your kids rooms look like a tornado hit them?
Resist the urge to grab a large garbage bag and clean it up yourself. That's just a short-term fix and one that will come back to haunt you!
The first step is to teach your child responsibility and organizational basics so they'll know how to declutter their possessions. Then we move on to learn how to maintain a clutter-free room consistently!
Organizing Kids Rooms
1. See Through Their Eyes
To effectively organize your kids rooms you first need to consider your child's space, storage, furniture and possessions from their height. Because kids move quickly through stages and ages, whatever you use as storage should be adaptable.
For younger children, remove closet doors entirely if they are the bi-fold variety. No more pinched fingers!
Lower clothing rods and invest in child-sized hangers for the clothes you want hung up in the closet.
Add more shelving and use open containers so it's easier for them to take out and put back their toys.
2. Have Them Help With the Process
Getting your child involved helps them to better understand the organizing process and how to maintain it.
Kids are more apt to clean up if they have storage that's easy and fun to use. And if they know they have to pick up everything at the end of the day, they're a lot less likely to drag it all out.
3. Create Zones
Start with the messiest area and work from there. Depending on the age of your child, there are several zones that can be set up in their bedroom:
Many people are sentimental about keeping their children's artwork and toys, but if you keep 10 things a year for two children for 16 years, you'll end up with 320 items!
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