Organizing Your Child's Room: Useful Tips to Teach Them How to Organize Their Space.

If you have children, it will serve you well to teach them how to organize their own room. Organizing your child's room can, no doubt, be a difficult challenge, but children need the help of an adult to get organized. They need to learn how to focus.

Use the following suggestions to help determine which items still need a "home" in your child's room. It's unreasonable to think that your 2-year-old's bedroom will look as clean and organized as your 6th grader's. Also, keep in mind that a child who does not have to share a room benefits from having more flexibility than those children that do share rooms.

If you have children, it will serve you well to teach them how to organize their own room. Organizing your child's room can,

no doubt, be a difficult challenge, but children need the help of an adult to get organized.

They need to learn how to focus. Use the following suggestions to help determine which items still need a "home" in your child's room. It's unreasonable to think that your 2-year-old's bedroom will look as clean and organized as your 6th grader's. Also, keep in mind that a child who does not have to share a room benefits from having more flexibility than those children that do share rooms.

Use these suggestions to help you teach your children how to organize their room:

  • It will help your child tremendously if they are able to reach into their closet and select their own clothes. If you need to make adjustments but don't want to alter the space permanently, you may opt to hang a broomstick from the higher rod using a chain or you may simply choose to buy a tension pole.

  • A young child can pull their clothes off of a hanger, but it takes more advanced skills to place them back on hangers. During their younger years, it's not uncommon for them wear their clothes for one day and then put them in the dirty clothes, but what about items like robes, coats, and sweaters that don't need to be washed after each time they wear them? Hooks are a good choice for hanging these items. If you fold all your child's clothes, they may not even need to use their closet space for their clothing, allowing that space to be used for additional storage.

  • Do out-of-season and out-of-size clothes take up too much space in your child's closet? Teach them how to organize by using sturdy boxes to store these extra clothes and place them on top of the closet or in some other area that has plenty of storage space.

  • What about a place for shoes, boots, and slippers? You can put them under the bed, or if you have unused space in a corner of the closet or at the back, you can place them on small shelves or a shoe rack. An over-the-door shoe organizer doesn't work well for small children because they can't reach the top rows.

  • Where does your child throw their dirty clothes? You would be surprised how many adults expect their children to put their dirty clothes in a central clothes hamper in the bathroom or laundry area every time they undress. Try placing a hamper, large wastebasket, or cute decorated box in your child's room or closet for convenience sake. Don't make the mistake of trying to use a lid, as this decreases the chance of it being used by 80%.

  • What about the accessories such as hats and gloves? One idea would be to use a dishpan to store these items in the top of the closet or on hooks by the door.

  • Some families use a tradition of putting pajamas away under the pillow or in a special zip-up stuffed animal. This can be a fun way to help teach them how to organize.

  • Help teach them how to organize by using a system of clearly marked labels on shelves and drawers.

  • A fun tip: Make it a tradition to line your child's drawers using wrapping paper from the his/her birthday gifts after cleaning them out on an annual basis.

  • The excitement of Christmas can motivate children to clean closets, toy boxes, and drawers. You could say "We need to make room for your christmas gifts. Wouldn't you like to give some of your old toys and clothes to a family in need?"

When it comes to your children and their rooms, if you teach them how to organize, you will be laying a good foundation for their future and at the same time... saving your sanity.





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