Kids grow so fast through different phases and their spaces get cluttered with unused clothes, toys, and anything else that they may own. This month's organizing challenge is organizing kids areas. Here are areas your kids may have piles of stuff. I included links from other kid organizing posts I created over the years. I recommend working with your child slowing through the different areas. It helps them with the process of letting go. One to Two hours per sessions for each area for 10-12 year olds is plenty of time. The younger the child, the less time they can do. Try splitting up the time throughout the day.
Tip: Making up a "clean-up and get rid of stuff" game can help. Here is a few examples: Have your child look for 3 red items that they want to get rid of, now have them pick up items that are blue to get rid of. Or have them pick out 5 stuffed animals they do not want and ask them who they want to give them to, explain that other kids may not have these toys and would really love to have them.
Kids Clothing closets: Reminder: Take all the clothes out of the closet, have your child try on the ones you are not sure if they fit.
Kids (Baby) Rooms: Reminder: Pull out clothes from storage and swap out clothes the smaller clothes with the larger clothes.
Playroom (Toy areas): Reminder: Clear out any toys stored in the closets as well.
- Organizing Lego Pieces
- Organize Your Kids Playroom Tips
School Supplies area: Reminder: Every child should place their book bag in the space place when they come home.
- Foyer Organizing Kid’s Backpacks and Activity
- 3 Ways to Help Your Children Have a Successful School Year
Craft Room area: Reminder: Keep small like items together in bins with lids.
Here are other general kid links to help you:
- How to Explain Needing and Wanting Something to a 7 Year Old?
- Talking with a Child about Purging and Organizing
- Organized Kids in Training
I hope this helps you while organizing kids areas. You are a wonderful parent for doing this with your child. Let me know how it goes.