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Just like kids closets and playrooms, kids bedrooms in general can be challenging. You want them to be kids, but you also don’t want their bedrooms to be a hot mess either. To help keeps your kids rooms clutter free, here are a few tips so that you don’t lose your mind.
“Clean your room”
As adults we all have varying interpretations on what clean is and what is acceptable. But do your kids really know what you mean when you say “clean your room”? This is a great opportunity to teach them what your definition of clean is, but remember, they are still kids. (Don’t be fooled though, I promise you if they’re in daycare or school, chances are they know what it means to pick things up and put them away. I’ve seen with my own eyes.) As they grow, you can introduce new cleaning skills and teach them to take pride in their space.
Some kids are visual learners and this is a great way to have a check list of what they need to do in their space. Whether or not you choose to reward them is completely up to you. If you do, don’t tell my kids because I tell them keeping their room clean is an expectation; no one buys ME ice cream for making my bed. #meanmom
Keep it simple
Use decor that is pretty yet functional, especially if they don’t have a separate toy room. Their bedroom is the best place to instill the “less is more” concept. This is a super important if they have to share a room or don’t have a separate place to store their toys.
If I had to do it over again, I would have bought the girls beds with those under bed drawers. Instead, we have the next best thing and use under their beds to store seasonal clothing or the next size up using containers similar to what is pictured below.
If I could make one suggestion that may save everyone, don’t put a laundry hamper in the kids rooms. Instead, teach them to bring their clothes to the laundry area. It gets it out of their room and off of their floors. Every night when the girls change into their pajamas, they bring their clothes to the laundry room. If they have a question about what is considered light and dark, I’ll help them sort it out.
Like I mentioned earlier, I gave lots of tips about storage option in the kids closets and playrooms posts. Remember, anyone can be organized, but just like cooking or sewing or auto care, it’s a taught skill. As parents we have a lot to teach our kids and how they handle their room is just as important.
You can find tips about other spaces in the very first post of this serious for the Clutter Free Home Organization Challenge.
If you want to see how I did this ombre effect in the girls room, you can check out that post here!
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