Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Organizing Kids Rooms: 3 Simple Steps To Conquering The Clutter - Pt. 1

Let's face it, where there are kids clutter is sure to follow. Kids are natural born hoarders whose rooms are notorious for being a cluttered mess.

At times you may have even wondered if a tornado had just ripped through their bedroom or if perhaps it was possibly burglarized while you were loading the dryer. One never knows.

As much as we would like to, we will never completely eliminate the clutter. But, there are a few things that can be done to get it under control and make life much easier for everyone.

Avoid the impulse to tackle this project all on your own, instead use this as an opportunity to teach them responsibility and the basics of organization.

Believe me, the time you invest now will pay huge dividends in the long run.

Step One: Clear The Clutter!

The very first step towards bringing calm and order to the chaos is getting rid of the clutter.

Start by sorting through everything in the room and remove as much as possible that doesn't NEED to be there starting with the floor. Well… you do NEED the floor, but you get what I mean.

I find that using three large bags or boxes marked donate, trash, and keepers works well for making quick work of this step. Just grab the item and toss it right into it’s new home.

Yippee, we can see a floor again!

Be sure to stay tuned for Part 2 of this series.

Do you enlist your kiddos in the conquering of the clutter?

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