5 Tips for a Clutter Free Kids Room

The start of a New Year is the perfect time to de-clutter different rooms in your home. But one of the hardest rooms to de-cluuter can be the kids rooms. But it's important because the stuff in our kids room can filter out into other rooms. This usually leads to more rooms being cluttered.

Tisha Morris, Feng Shui Consultant and Interior Designer Mind, Body, Home: Transform Your Life One Room at a Time

To help you de-clutter, Tisha Morris, Feng Shui Consultant and Interior Designer, offers these 5 Fun & Easy Ways to de-clutter a kids room.

  1. Be the Example. Children learn by watching their parents. If you keep your personal spaces clean, i.e. your bedroom, then they will already have a leg up. Or if you are cleaning up, show your child what you are doing even to the point of narrating the process. 

  2. Teach Your Child Organizational Skills. Organization is learned. It does not come natural for many people, especially more right-brained folks. So, if you are not the poster child example for your child, then teach them organization. Start with an organization system in their closet, i.e. shoe racks, sweater shelves, etc. Show them where their dirty clothes go, where stuffed animals go, and where board games go. Believe it or not, they want to know. 

  3. Budget in Clean-up time. Make it a part of your child’s play time as clean-up time. For example, if they have an hour or two of play-time, dedicate the last 5 or 10 minutes to clean-up time. This will carry over into all areas of their life for the rest of their life! 

  4. Make it Fun. Clearing clutter does not have to be painful. In fact, I recommend turning on some good music and maybe even grab a buddy. As for your children, make it fun, upbeat, and positive. 

  5. Explain the Bigger Picture. Clearing clutter can be a great teaching moment for children. Have them help you pack up toys and clothes they no longer use in order to donate to those less fortunate. Children are inherently kind hearted and will enjoy this process. This will make it easier the next time and the next time until they automatically start collecting unused items.

Just like you, children want to live in a clutter-free home. Studies show that they think better, socialize better, and feel better about themselves. And with some simple teaching moments from the above list, children will quickly pick up on organizing skills which will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

Tisha Morris has recently released her latest book titled, Mind, Body, Home: Transform Your Life One Room at a Time. It offers an easy down to earth way of creating a holistic home that transforms us into a new way of healthy and positive living. Tisha uses Feng Shui methods to connect every aspect of the home, from the foundation to the roof, to the physical and mental state of the mind and body. Mind Body Home is available for purchase on Amazon.com

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