As adults, our books and our ‘toys’ often get disorganized or cluttered.  We find ourselves trying to maintain our home environment or our business space instead of actually being productive or living in balance.

Children also struggle with organizing and de-cluttering. It is our job as a parent to help them learn these skills.

I suggest having them assist in organizing their books and their toys.

1. First make categories- books, types of toys

2. Find bins that toys can easily fit into

3. Label bins (have children help- homemade labels help with spelling skills)

4. Have them put the toys into their assigned bin.

5. Have them put books on shelves in an order they understand (they set up their own systems)

Last, assist them in maintaining this space. This will send them off in the right direction for a balanced life of calm and productivity.

Closet Set up my me and my 7 year old client

Missy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA.  Missy’s  blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household.  If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link.  If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal, follow this link.

 

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As adults, our jewelry tends to pile up and get tangled when we take it off and don’t have a system to store it.  Often we come home from work, and toss it wherever it lands. Unfortunately it usually lands in a pile of other ‘stuff’ and gets mishmashed so the next time we go to wear it we can’t untangle it. Our productive day soon becomes cluttered with stress.

In order to maintain our home environment, and even our work environment, we must aim for balance.  Our jewelry should be put away immediately after wearing it, and have a ‘home’ or a system of where it belongs.

Children must be taught this too.  I suggest getting them a drawer with a jewelry insert, or a jewelry box.  Anything is fine as long as they use it, and better yet, help set it up.  This way they feel ownership, and motivated to maintain this space.

Jewelry maintained by a 10 year old

Missy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA.  Missy’s  blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household.  If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link.  If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal, follow this link.

 

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Organizing your clothing for home or business can often be overwhelming. Closets and drawers are hard to maintain and tend to accumulate with ‘stuff’- but it is necessary to do so for balance and ease in our every day life. You will have a more productive work day if it begins with ease and predictability.

I suggest teaching children how to organize and DeClutter their closets too- the earlier the better.

1. First De-clutter- get rid of anything that doesn’t fit

2. Next, determine categories: shirts, pants, skirts, etc.

3. Look at your space and where the categories will actually fit

4 Help your child develop a system of storing clothing and accessories- casual clothing near the front for example

5. I find it easiest to color code clothing- light to dark- left to right

Last, encourage them to maintain their system to keep things in balance. This can be done weekly to keep on top of it.

Drawer Organized by a 6 year old

Missy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA.  Missy’s  blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household.  If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link.  If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal, follow this link.

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