What are these ways? Read on to find out.
Don’t Stop the Kids from Messing Around
Nobody wants a sad and bored child. What you can do instead is let them have their play time, and then include putting things back in order as part of their playtime. Split responsibility between your three kids regarding who will arrange the soft toys, who will put the doll back in place, who will put the cars in the cupboard and so on. Supervise your children as they are doing it the first few times. Soon, this will become a part of their playtime. They can have their mess and you can have your cleanliness.
Organization Can Be Fun
Similarly, assign separate drawers to socks and underwear. Invest in nicely done, compartmentalized wardrobes and dressers that give your children separate spaces to store their goods.
Explain to your kids which clothes need to be rolled, which need to be folded, and which ones ought to be hung on hangers. Appeal to them visually. You can paint their clothes and accessories drawers in separate colors or in stripes and shapes that fascinate them. Use cute children’s hangers from onlyhangers.com for their wardrobe. Keep the blue hangers for the spring dresses and the pink ones for the flouncy ball-gowns. This will to a great extent prevent messes and save time.
Let Them Have a Glimpse of the Adult World
So let them actually have a peek into the adult world and the responsibilities that come with it. Show them how you keep your clothes, your kitchen cabinets and your accessories completely organized. When you inspire them through your own actions rather than threats, they are more likely to retain it in their minds and follow it up with action.
However, being an adult comes with some perks too. When they do follow your footsteps and keep their rooms and the home in general neat, clean and organized, let them decide which movie they want to see in the evening, or which book they want you to read at bedtime.
Give up on the excesses
Do the same with clothes. Buy them only what they really want. If these exceed three in a shopping bout, don’t indulge. Instead use your creativity to gift them a cherishable experience rather than a material commodity. Take them to a zoo or a park and let them interact with nature instead of stuffing their cupboards. Much less in the cupboard means much less to make a mess with and hence much less to clean up later on.
Periodically clean up your own wardrobe too. Purge or give away all that you don’t need anymore. Inculcate this habit in your kids. They will need to do this a lot more as kids grow out of clothes fast and get bored of toys sooner than later.
Make Orderliness A Habit
And the Final Trick
Go ahead, try these simple tips and see order and organization come back into your home.
Author: Millie Rainer is the content strategist and writer specializing in home improvement, DIY, fashion and much more. She’s associated with Only Hangers, a clothing hanger company in Miami, dealing in wooden, metal and other hangers since 2005. You can look her up on Twitter @MillieRainer.