Organizing, and especially cleaning, your kids room isn’t always the easiest of tasks. Kids are by nature messy and until they get to a certain age it’s hard to get them to clean up after themselves. And, to be honest, at any age it’s sometimes hard to get them to clean up after themselves.
There are a few things that you can do to help make your kids room easier to clean and organize, without limiting them on how much stuff they can actually have. It may not help keep their bed made or keep their clothes off the floor, but it’s a start.
Keeping The Closet Kosher
Closets for kids can often become littered with pretty much anything that will fit in them. One way to help keep the closet from being a safety hazard is to remove the door from it. But then you open up to the awful nature of that small space stuffed with too much stuff.
Put in place a closet organizer, and make sure you are using hangers that help clothes stay on. Children are notorious for grabbing one item off a hanger and knocking three other things onto the closet floor at the same time, so velvet covered hangers can be miracle workers since they help keep clothes from sliding off.
A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place
The closet isn’t the only part of a child’s room that needs organizing. The whole room could use space for what your kid uses. If they have an art desk, or a working desk, make sure to have cubbies or cabinets by it to keep all of their art and craft supplies in and organized. Even use drawer organizers so they aren’t digging through piles of stuff all the time.
Have a list of rules for their room as well, like a checklist that they can go through each day letting them know what they need to do in their room to keep it clean and organized, from making the bed to putting the clothes in the hamper.
Once every couple of months, as your child is growing, go through everything in their room and have them help you pick things to keep, donate or trash. This teaches them a great lesson and helps make for less stuff to clean up!
Try To Use Every Possible Space
Kids are also notorious for stuffing things under the bed. Remove their ability to do this with underbed storage bins. Label them with what toys or games are in them so they can easily get down on the floor and pull out the bin they need when they need it. The bin goes back under when they are done playing.
Make sure you keep their room child friendly. You want them to be able to get to their toys, and to be able to easily put them away.
Originally posted on July 22, 2015 @ 2:36 pm