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Toy Organizing – You've Got to See the Before and After Photos

Toy clutter is usually created when children don’t put things away. But, if there is no (or an inadequate) storage system for them to use, then leaving things out, where they can see them (and know that the stuff is still there) sometimes seems to be the best option. Then it all becomes clutter.

Kids can get overwhelmed with toy clutter very easily. Don’t you remember when you were a kid and your Mom said “clean your room”? Overwhelming right? It can be emotional when a child feels as though they are being pressured to get rid of their things, when really we just want to make it easier for them to play and clean up afterwards. Often times, it also is a better experience for the child when working with someone other than Mom (or Dad) that comes with no judgement or history. How about a professional organizer?!

Check out the before and after photos of a recent appointment with a 6-year-old.

He worked with an organizer for 3 hours to sort, purge and organize all his toys. Now he has space to play and a plan for where things are stored so he can find them again. All his hard work made the families living room a place where they all want to be again.

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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