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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Organizing Your Child's Bedroom! (it can be done!:)

It's Thursday again! Back to organizing!! 

If you are just joining us, we have been getting organized using Jennifer Ford Berry's Organize Now book.


It has some great info and tips on organizing various parts of our life and home. You can see past posts here:

Week 1 about Organizing Your Mind and Life Vision HERE,
Week 2 about Organizing Your Priorities HERE,
Week 3 about Organizing Your Schedule HERE
Week 4 about Organizing Your Cleaning Schedule HERE.
Week 5 about Organizing Your Personal Information HERE. 
Week 6 about Organizing Your Finances HERE. 
      Week 7 about Organizing Your Bill-paying System HERE.
        Week 8 about Organizing Your Receipts and Taxes HERE
Week 9 about Organizing Your Files HERE
                          Week 10 about Organizing your Magazines and Newspapers HERE.
                                               Week 11 about Organizing Your Email HERE
                                                Week 12 about Organizing Your Mail HERE
                                         Week 13 about Organizing Your Child's Toys HERE.
Week 14 about Organizing Your Crafts HERE.
Week 15 about Organizing Your Photographs HERE.
Week 16 about Organizing Your Purse or Wallet HERE. 
 Week 17 about Organizing Your Vehicle HERE.
                                                  Week 18 about Organizing Your Pet HERE.
Week 19 about Organizing Your Books, CDs and DVDs HERE.
Week 20 about Organizing Your Entryway or Mudroom HERE.
                        Week 21 about Organizing Your Family Room or Living Room HERE.
Week 22 about Organizing Your Kitchen Countertops HERE.
Week 23 about Organizing the Kitchen Cabinets HERE.
Week 24 about Organizing the Pantry HERE. 
Week 25 about Organizing the Refrigerator HERE.
Week 26 about Organizing the recipes HERE.
Week 27 about Organizing the dining room HERE.
Week 28 about Organizing the Laundry Room HERE.
Week 29 about Organizing the Bathroom HERE
Week 30 about Organizing the Medicine Cabinet HERE.
Week 31 about Organizing Your Child's Clothes and Closet HERE.
Week 32 about Organizing Your Child's Memorabilia HERE.

This week we are working on our child's bedroom. Teaching our kids how to organize at a young age, will help them to be able to do it throughout their life! What a gift!!
We don't keep a lot of things or toys in our kids rooms. We have other rooms, closets, toy boxes etc where toys are kept. For us, toys seem distracting to my young boys during nap time and bed time, so we mostly only keep clothes and books in their rooms. Bookshelves are great! When they bring a toy into their room during play time, they learn to return it when they are done playing.

This Week's Goals:

1. Set your child up for success: make sure they can reach their clothing in their closet, fix sticky dresser drawers, make sure closet doors are easy to open and close, etc.
Keep things easy and simple for your kids.

2. Go through and sort into four piles:

Put items back that don't belong there

3. Too many stuffed animals? Get rid of the ones that are not being played with. Keep only a few. You can display on a shelf, in a hammock, toy box, etc.

4. Categorize and store: games, books, toys, etc. Clear plastic storage containers work great. You can label them with a picture of the contents and keep within reach of your child.

There are several good examples on google images to give you some visuals. 

5. Keep a bulletin board in their room to display current artwork, pictures, etc.


1. Point systems can be a great motivation for kids to keep their room clean

2. Keep a hamper in their room to develop the habit of putting dirty clothes there in stead of on the floor.

3. Too much stuff can be overwhelming to kids. Keep it simple!

How do you organize your kid's bedrooms?
Thanks for reading! Have a terrific day!!


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