How to Declutter With Kids


Kids are just fantastic, but they are also great attractors of clutter. It can be quiet a task to declutter with kids while trying to organize your home. The fact is the age does not matter at all. When your kids are infants, they will clutter your home with all the playthings all over the place. This does not end here. After they grow up a bit, you will find papers, clothes, magazines, and everything possible to make your home covered with messy stuff. Patience is the key to success. You can always find ways to train your kids in such a manner that they accept less clutter and also take part in the reduction of it.

Be Strong and Rigid

Every time you can, let your kids do it their way. You have to be firm and explain to them what's going wrong in the home. You can try making deals with them. You can put a condition saying that if they clean up the toy area and keep it clutter-free, then they can get a new toy, ice cream, watch a tv show, etc.  For the remaining clutter in the house, make it a game and show them exactly how to clean up their messes.

Put Them in the Thinking Process

In order to include your kids in the process of decluttering, you must allow them to make their own decisions. Ask them what is to be discarded and also don't force them to throw anything that they don't want to part with. Through this process, they will also learn the importance of saving.

Allow Kids to be Kids

Children are bound to keep some amount of clutter no matter how often you are going to nag them. Try to teach them good habits, but still, you won't have a choice but to accept a little mess in your home. Getting upset or angry won't work with them. You just have to grin and promote them to help you as much as possible. Don't forget; declutter is a very ongoing process so make sure even your teenagers are not dropping down their dirty clothes in your home.

Provide Them With a Separate Storage Area

A storage area with properly labeled bins is a great way to help kids stay organized. Use color coding or big fun labels on bins or cabinets. Once the kids get the hang of putting things in the storage after they are done, your home will be less cluttered and everyone will be happier! 

Pro tip: make one big bin called a "tidy-up basket." When kids are finished playing, tell them to drop everything in the basket and teach them to sort it later on. 

Make it Easy for Them!

Dоn't forget to buіld tіmе іntо your week to help the kids empty thе tіdу-uр bаѕkеt and clean their areas. Remember thаt the tіdу-uр bаѕkеt should nоt bе аn асtuаl ѕtоrаgе аrеа! Emрtу it аt lеаѕt once a week! If уоu саn dесluttеr a little bіt (or mауbе a lоt!), уоu will bе оn your way tоwаrd gеttіng organized. Thеѕе ѕtrаtеgіеѕ саn mаkе cleaning tіmе fun fоr kіdѕ and еаѕу fоr уоu tо сrеаtе аn organized hоmе.

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