Do you find yourself yelling at your kids to clean up their rooms? Do they look at you with eyes glazed over? Do you sigh in frustration and do it yourself? Maybe you just shut the bedroom door and walk away shaking your head in defeat. It doesn’t need to be that way.
Kids can learn to clean up after themselves if you give them the tools to make the job go smoothly. By providing appropriate storage options, getting rid of games and toys that have been outgrown, and labeling containers with pictures or words, you’re providing your kids with valuable tools that will last into adulthood.
It feels good to know where things belong and better yet, where to find them when they’re needed. Being responsible for their toys, clothes and other belongings gives kids a sense of pride, and can add to the feeling that their efforts make an important contribution to the care and maintenance of their home.
Nancy is happy to work with you or your older children and teach them how to get and stay organized. For younger kids, she’ll work with a parent to set up zones where different types of activities can take place and help you find containers, shelves or other organizing tools which will make finding and replacing children’s clothes and toys a logical and simple process.