Kids and Organizing
Let’s talk kids…It's never too early to start having your kids participate in the organizing process. It teaches them so many skills that will pay off in the long run when they are able to attack their own messes independently.
Start by letting them sort their toys into different bins (i.e. cars, play dough items, etc). Yes they will probably start playing during this process, but small steps can lead to big changes. Believe it or not, kids crave organized spaces and structure. If their bedrooms and playrooms are disorganized and chaotic they are less likely to spend a decent amount of time playing in there, which is a waste of these toys and activities you have invested in! A cluttered playroom makes it harder for the child to focus on one activity, which leads them to be done "playing" fairly quick.
Another great habit to start is helping them choose toys to pass along to other kids who may enjoy the toy more. It teaches her the spirit of giving as well as the ability to let go and not hold onto toys just because they once loved them.
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Professional Organizer, mother, wife, friend, and lover of Jesus.