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Ten Tips for Organizing Your Kids

You want your kids to be organized. But you need it to be easy and fast and fun! It’s important for children to manage their own things. By giving them responsibility for their toys, clothes and rooms you teach them essential life skills. This is a broad subject, so it is broken down into a series of blog posts with tips you can use to make your life easier and your kids more organized.

Here are ten tips to organize your kid’s bedroom.

  1. Every child should have their own hamper and a wastebasket.
  2. Provide a place for homework by having a work space with good lighting, supplies and storage for books.
  3. Provide each child with a place for special things they want to keep, like a memory box.
  4. Only keep clothing that fits right now hung in the closet and housed in the drawers.
  5. Separate types of clothes into drawers for easy put-away.
  6. Label and call those drawers by name to build communication.
  7. Place a donation or hand-me-down box on the floor of the closet for the clothing that no longer fits.
  8. Hang clothes at their level so they can reach them or hang hooks for easier hanging.
  9. Cull kids clothing (and toys) regularly.
  10. Build a sense of ownership by giving children their own space and the responsibility to maintain it.

Check out more ways to organize your kids in  a recent blog post and the next blog post.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

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