Welcome to the 12 Week Home Organization Overhaul. We are so glad you stopped in. We are continuing in our first kid’s room. You may have already moved to the next room, mine has been a pretty intense project. Tonight, my girls leave again for the evening so the sneaky ninja organizer in me is going to return. 🙂
No matter where you are in the organization process of your children’s room, I want to share that I am feeling a bit convicted on what I have allowed my children’s room to become. We need to understand as parents, no matter the ages of our children, we are responsible for the inter-workings of our homes. We need to teach our children to be organized or else they will struggle with the same things we struggle with. We only have our children at home for such a short time, we need to teach them the skills necessary for adulthood. I believe organization is one of those skills.
Let’s finish off kids’ room number 1 today!
Here are a couple tips for organizing and keeping it that way:
- Keep socks sorted by clipping them together with a clothes pin or fold and turn them together. My older girls, wear unmatching socks (drives me crazy!!!) You buy them with none of them matching. Weird. I guess it makes my job easier to just throw them in a tub.
- For my boys, I buy all the same socks and mark them by number according to birth order. Hanes is a great brand to buy as each size as Hanes written in a different color. I also buy all black to make laundry sorting easier.
- Separate toys into tubs and put out of reach (smaller children). Only pull down one at a time and their mess must be cleaned up before you get another one down.
- Remember, each child needs their own space. This can be difficult is living in a small space. Try to get creative to make this happen! It will bless your children!
- Make their room a priority in their chores. Here’s a catchy phrase I once heard that is a great reminder– “Inspect what you expect!” If you want their room to be clean, you must check it to keep them accountable. If you don’t it will end up like my kids’ rooms–a pig sty!
Do you have any great tried and true organizing tips you use in your kids’ rooms? I would love to hear them! Hope you have a blessed day!
Keep up the good work! Don’t give up! If you miss an assignment, don’t get discouraged just jump back in!