8 Tips for Staying on Top of Your Children’s Clutter
22nd September 2023
One of the biggest adjustments to parenthood is having children invade your space. More specifically, the children’s possessions: toys, clothes, shoes (the endless shoes…), and all the other paraphernalia that comes with your little treasures.
The clutter can be suffocating, so here are eight tips to keep your home clutter-free despite having children:
1. Create a designated space for everything
Assign a specific place for each type of item in your home, such as toys, books, and clothes. This will help you and your children know where everything belongs and make it easier to put things away.
2. Get rid of what you don’t need
Regularly go through your children’s belongings and donate or sell items that they no longer use or have outgrown. This will help keep clutter at bay and make room for new items.
3. Use storage solutions
Invest in storage solutions such as baskets, bins, and shelves to keep your children’s belongings organised. For example, you can use baskets to store shoes, toys, and other small items.
4. Teach your children to clean up after themselves
Encourage them to put away their belongings after they’re done using them. You can also make cleaning up fun by turning it into a game or challenge.
5. Create a routine
Establish a daily or weekly routine for cleaning up your home. This will help you stay on top of clutter and make it easier to maintain a clean and organised space.
6. Involve your children in the process
Get your children involved in the cleaning process by assigning them age-appropriate tasks such as putting away their toys or folding washing. This will teach them responsibility and help them develop good habits.
7. Make it easy to put things away
Make it easy for your children to put things away by keeping storage solutions within reach and labelling items so that they know where everything belongs.
8. Set boundaries
Set boundaries with your children about what items are allowed in certain areas of your home. For example, you can designate a playroom or bedroom as the only areas where toys are allowed.
By following these tips, you can keep on top of children’s clutter at home and maintain a clean and organised space.
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