We often feel it is important to organize our offices or our main living areas in our homes. Although this may be true, it is also important to focus on our children’s areas WITH our children by our sides so we can teach them skills of organizing, de-cluttering, and maintaining once finished.

If we teach our children these skills at a young age, then we will have more free time in our future to maintain our own areas. The result is balance at home and at work. Our children will also have a more productive, less stressful life.

One easy way to include children in organizing is by addressing their shoes. Shoes can be easily matches and neatly put away. You can help them develop their own system as well: by color, style, season or favorites.  The key is to include them in this process, and encourage them to maintain it

Shoes Organized by a 5 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.