My immigrant parents were wonderful people and were entrepreneurs, but organizing wasn’t their strongest trait. So, I had to figure out for myself how to organize my home. Many of them were from my school years from trial and error. Let’s just say that I have always had to organize on the brain even when I was little. My parents were always amazed at this since they were not like this at all. Here are my 12 organizing tips I learned when I was a kid. Share these organizing tips with your kids get organized.
12 Organizing Tips To Teach Your Kids This Year
Return scissors to their home or you will never find them again.
Put a notepad and pencils/pens in the same place or you will be running around trying to find them when you need them.
Organize small items, like paper clips, into small bins.
Label bins to help find items quicker, especially if you are sharing the bin with others.
Place bobby pins in a box with a lid so you won’t lose them and return them to the box.
Place all socks in one drawer and divide by color and/or type, black, brown, white, work socks, tights, etc…
When you are finding something in a drawer or organizing a drawer, empty the drawer out completely, clean the bottom of crumbs and trash, and then organize each item into categories, and only put back the items that you want to keep.
To finish a project, stay focused on the task at hand and complete each task. Then, write what you need to do next for another time.
Make a ‘to do’ list when feeling overwhelmed, even if you don’t want to because you are scared that it would overwhelm you even more.
Sort ALL items into categories. It is easier to remember where you put items if there is a system in place.
ALWAYS use dividers in school binders to get to a subject quickly and always write your homework assignments and other activities/tasks in one place.
Keep all your supplies together when taking them around with you, whether you carry a separate case, use your purse, or put them in your binder.
By doing these organizing tips, I noticed a significant improvement in organizing my life and school work. Try these tips with your children and see if they work for them as well.
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