Kids grow up, so do their toys. It’s a parallel connection for most kids..And that’s why kids’ room are (almost) always in a clutter.
It may look like heaven for the kids, but a NIGHTMARE to the parents. Here’s how to get ready for a showdown and sort things out.
RE: 2-Fold Ways To Get Kids Organized
Dear Frustrated Moms,
[Space Reclaim 101] 5 Clever Ways To Declutter Kids Room
5 clever ways to declutter kids room is just another exciting way to get the kids involved in house chores. Firstly, a very important tip is to have the right frame of mind, which is to get the objective right. Of which is not to make the kids fear but for them to understand the importance of decluttering in their later stages of every area in life.
#1 House Rules
Well, the first that comes to mind would be to impose some house rules. Yes, it may sound disciplinary, but who says rules can’t be pleasant? With rules comes reward. YES, reward! It may come in the form of just a special made lunch for school the next day. Kids love appetizing food, don’t they?
#2 “Cease Clutter” Game
Now let’s play games… with your kids. And it’s called “Cease clutter”. Not only can it sharpen the kids’ organisational skills (by categorizing the toys, e.g. soft, outdoor), it may as well be a jolly moment with the family too, especially for the toddlers and young kids. So, this actually equates to family bonding time! Isn’t it meaningful?
Next up is to label it (the spaces where toys are kept). Labelling is a very good practice in any situation. It may be for your job, household and the list goes on. And this would be a great opportunity to involve the kids, teaching them the habits of D-I-Y. The kids can be taught even at an early age to put toys back to where they belong.
#4 Show Off Your Fluffy Friends
When it’s time to make space for overflowing abundance of toys, creativity is essentially required. One may choose to keep it all hidden away from the public eye. But there is a better thoughtful alternative – and that is to display their favorite toys (e.g. teddy bear), camouflaging the brimming full cabinets. What do you think?
#5 Bless Other Kids
Blessing means caring. So why not give a little love and care to those less fortunate? Toys which are getting less attention doesn’t mean less popular anymore. To those less fortunate (e.g. orphans, poor families), they will receive these with open arms and big wide smiles. Let your child observe the faces of appreciation and emphasize on the caring gesture of sharing, while you’ll be probably giggling in your heart for reclaiming more room at the end of the day.
In conclusion, toys will always be part of kids’ lives. They are inseparable. And so is the parents’ and kids’ responsibility to keep things in order. No parent would want to return to a cluttered home after a long day at work.
All the best!