We all want our kids to be a spitting image of put together. Often, this feels impossible. Like all things, there has to be a balance. Somewhere between the top image and the next one, right?
There are ways to adjust your home environment to make this more achievable.
A home for everything. The time spent looking for things around the house could be used doing so many other tasks. Being organized is key. Having cubbies, an organized closet unit, bins and drawers organizers are only a few of the ways to keep the kids organized in their rooms and around the home, and trust us: this will save you many stressful moments.
Teach them to clean. If you haven't implemented this in the home already, having your children clean up after themselves is extremely important. The hard part is always convincing them to actually do it. Incentives like an allowance or small reward help, yet you must be careful to not make them too large. The goal is to make the kids feel the need to clean up after themselves as they grow.
Schedule regular decluttering. Every month or two, you’ll need to declutter their stuff. Having a calendar reminder will help you make it a routine. A way to make this easier is to invest in higher quality items, so instead of having lots of cheaper, smaller things, they will own fewer but better items. This will cut down the severity of the need to purge and make it easier.
Don't want to declutter yourself? Scheduling a cleaner works too.