3 Must-Do Organizing Tips for Kids
Teaching kids good organizing habits can be fun. But it also teaches them great habits. Make it part of your day. Let them know that they are responsible. Get the whole family involved.
- Establish the “ten-minute pick-up”. At the same time every day, set a time for ten minutes. Turn on some music and start picking up, as fast as you can. Gather items into a box that belong in other rooms, then deliver them to the correct space. This teaches team work.
- Create a “penalty box”. If belongings are left out, put them into the box with the requirement of doing an extra chore in order to get the items back. If you love something, you’ll take care of it and avoid the box. This teaches responsibility.
- Designate an “outgoing” space. Someplace near your home’s entrance, where you can collect items that need to go out of the house.Teach kids to place items like backpacks, library books, store returns there, so they are ready when you are on your way out. This teaches planning.