Thousand Lakes Realty
Eric Ristey
Your child’s new room may look spotless when you first moved in, but over time we know it can become a conundrum of stuff. Toys, books, clothes, and literally anything you could possibly think of will end up in a child’s room if you don’t keep it clean. If you are looking for ways to keep your little one’s new room clean and organized, here are a few tips to help you out.

 Bring the Child Into the Process:
Resist the idea that you need to pick up after your child every time it gets messy in his or her room. Bring them into the process so they can see where things should go, and you can ask them where they would like their toys, books, etc. to be in their room. Teaching your child organization and cleaning skills early on will help them keep their room clean and you will get to spend some time with your child while teaching them the ins and outs.

 Sort & Store:
One of the easiest ways to get your child’s room back on track is to sort through all of their clothes and toys to see what can be donated and what can be tossed. There is a good chance your child still has clothes that don’t fit anymore stuffed into a dresser or perhaps there are toys from when they were much younger. Take the time to sort through these items and consolidate toys into bins. It’s also a great idea to sort clothes by season so that your child isn’t rummaging through tons of clothes to find their favorite shirt.

 Leverage Labels:
Labels can be a true lifesaver for keeping a child’s room organized and can also help them learn. Use a label maker or print labels out from your computer and label anything and everything! Label the inside of drawers, plastic bins, shelves, bookcases and anything else you think would be helpful to label for your child. When your children know where things are supposed to go, you have less chance of the room becoming highly disorganized.

 Create a Schedule:

Make it clear to your child when things should be done. In the morning, make sure they make sure their bed is made, toys are put away from the night before and all clothing is put into the hamper. Before bed, they should ensure there is nothing left on the floor and that all of the toys are put away. You could also encourage them to pick out their outfit for the next day, so they are prepared for school when they wake up. Having a cleaning routine will help your child keep their room clean on a daily basis and will help you avoid having to do huge overhauls of organizing and cleaning.
It can be frustrating to keep your child’s room clean, but by working as a team and creating a schedule and a place for everything, you make it easier for your child to learn how to stay organized.
                              Hope everyone has a awesome Thanksgiving!
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