Kids Organizing Their Room

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 8, 2015)

Kids organizing their room, it sounds like the favorite pipe dream of parents everywhere. However, it is actually possible. There are a few simple tricks, and methods that any parent can use to help get their kids to organize their own room. All it really takes is to use a little ingenuity, and to follow these simple guidelines.

  • Think like a child. Don't develop an organizing system that is too complex, or time consuming for your child. Remember that when you were a child you mostly simply wanted to have fun all the time. Apply this same philosophy to organizing a room as well. Try to make cleaning the room as fun as possible, or maybe even turning it all into a game as well. If you are having trouble coming up with ideas then ask your child what they think would be fun.
  • Simple is good. As was stated earlier, try to keep everything as simple as possible. In fact this can also be applied to the room as a whole. While it may be nice to have loads and loads of toys for your children to play with, remember that each of these will also need to be picked up as well. Create a simple and easy to organize space for your child to call their own.
  • Necessities. While grownups may find that large numbers of tools, and accessories can help when it comes time to organize, for children it is usually the exact opposite. Only have a few simple items, the necessities if you will, in the room for the child to use. Examples of this would be a small garbage can, hamper for dirty clothes, a dresser for clean clothes, and a toy bin—that's it. Anything more than that can only lead to confusing younger children. As children get older, their room and space can grow accordingly.
  • Involve the child. There is an old adage that goes something like "Teach a child when they are young, and they shall never stray." This is true in organizing as much as it is in anything else. The best way to get kids to organize their room, is to begin teaching them when they are young. Make it a habit, and involve the children, to pick up their toys, clothes, and books every night before they go to bed. When they get older, this will be such an ingrained habit that their won't ever get too bad again.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Creative Bathroom Storage

Because most bathrooms tend to be on the small side, it only stands to reason that there isn't going to be a whole lot of ...

Discover More

Creamy Potato Soup

Potato soup is a relatively easy, tasty, and heart warming meal that you can make and enjoy on particularly cool days. Follow ...

Discover More

Cleaning Burnt Rice

Have you ever noticed just how difficult cleaning burnt rice can be? It often seems like no matter how hard you try, you can ...

Discover More

Cordless, Compact, and Powerful! DeWalt's 18-volt drill-driver kit packs a big punch in a small package, with a powerful high-performance motor tucked away inside a compact design. A great addition to the tool chest of any professional or DIYer! Check out DeWalt 18-Volt Drill/Driver Kit today!

More Organizing Tips

Better Organize Baby Bottles

With the coming of a baby, often comes the necessity of making adjustments to your living style. With a little bit of ...

Discover More

Get Rid of Grown Up Kids' Belongings

Why is it that when we grow up and decide to move out of Mom and Dad's home, we have a tendency to turn that home into a ...

Discover More

Organizing for a Parent Teacher Conference

Parent teacher conferences can be an extremely stressful time for all concerned. However, by taking a little time and ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is three more than 5?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)