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As a parent, you know how quickly a child’s room can become a chaotic mess of toys, clothes, and clutter. An organized and tidy space not only promotes a sense of calm but also fosters your child’s development and creativity. If you’re looking to transform your child’s room into a clutter-free haven, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll explore seven practical and efficient ways to get your child’s room organized and keep it that way. Let’s dive in!

7 Ways to Get Your Child's Room Organized

Welcome to my Year Long Thorough Declutter Series. We declutter 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Each day we do a daily task based on the room we are working on. Today, our task is to start decluttering your clutter in your guest room or kid’s room. If you prefer watching videos, check out my youtube channel here. Today, we’ll look at some tips for decluttering unwanted frames and wall hangings.

The best way to develop a new habit is by slowly and daily application. We will begin a new daily declutter habit starting with the 2nd bathroom. In the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series, we will declutter 30 minutes a day, five days a week on weekdays. Sign up to receive daily encouragement and motivation.

Plus, you’ll learn your specific daily task to work toward completing the goal of a Year Long Thorough Declutter where you will declutter every space and learn how to start to purge your house. Are you ready to finally get organized? If so, will you join us? Leave a comment below to subscribe.

If you are new to the blog, welcome! I blog about cleaning, decluttering, and organizing. You can find my free printables to help you get organized in the drop down menu under the Printables category.

Currently we are working on decluttering the Guest Room or Kid’s Room. The daily task for today, July 24, 2023, is to begin decluttering any unwanted frames and wall hangings. Remember, we are focusing on just the guest room or kid’s room area, so don’t declutter your whole house. We will cover each room separately.

7 Ways to Get Your Child's Room Organized

7 Ways to Get Your Child’s Room Organized

  1. Declutter with a Systematic Approach

Before diving into organizing your child’s room, decluttering is a must. Create a systematic approach by categorizing items into three groups: “Keep,” “Donate/Sell,” and “Toss.” This way, you’ll identify what truly belongs in the room and what can be let go. Remember, less clutter means more space for your child to play and learn.

  1. Utilize Smart Storage Solutions

Smart storage solutions are the key to maintaining an organized room. Invest in shelves, bins, and organizers to neatly store toys, books, and clothing. Label each container to make clean-up time a breeze, empowering your child to be actively involved in keeping the room organized.

  1. Implement a Toy Rotation System

To prevent overwhelm and boredom with toys, implement a toy rotation system. Store some toys away and rotate them regularly. This keeps the room fresh and exciting, encouraging your child to engage more deeply with the toys they have.

  1. Designate Spaces for Different Activities

Create designated spaces for different activities, such as play, reading, and study. This will help your child understand the room’s purpose and foster a sense of order. Designate a cozy corner for reading, a play area for toys, and a desk for homework, if applicable.

  1. Foster Responsibility with Easy-to-Reach Solutions

Teach your child responsibility by incorporating easy-to-reach solutions. Low-hanging hooks for coats and bags, or a low shelf for shoes, will encourage your child to take ownership of their belongings and maintain an organized space. This is key to keeping your child’s room organized.

  1. Keep School Supplies Organized

If your child uses their room for studying, ensure school supplies are well-organized. Use containers or pencil holders to keep pens, pencils, and other supplies tidy and easily accessible.

  1. Engage in Regular Room Maintenance

Organizing your child’s room is an ongoing process. Engage in regular room maintenance with your child, setting aside time each week for a quick clean-up. This habit will prevent clutter from building up and make the task less overwhelming.

7 Ways to Get Your Child's Room Organized

An organized child’s room not only creates a harmonious environment but also instills valuable life skills in your little one. By following these seven practical ways to get your child’s room organized, you’ll create a clutter-free haven that encourages creativity, fosters responsibility, and promotes a sense of calmness. Embrace the systematic approach of decluttering, utilize smart storage solutions, and implement a toy rotation system to maintain an organized space. With designated areas for different activities and a focus on regular room maintenance, you’ll be well on your way to a tidy and joyful space that nurtures your child’s growth and development.

I personally have a bad habit of placing items that need to be donated in the laundry room behind the door. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. Delaying decisions means we still need to declutter.

Maybe you have a habit of delaying decisions, too. Let’s decide today where your decluttered items need to go. Do they need to be donated? Disposed of? Don’t delay that decision any longer. If they need to be donated, sort and put them in your vehicle. Then, make a note in your calendar to drop them off at your favorite charity.

As you are decluttering your items, I want you to try not to just move them to another room. You may be tempted to do that. However, resist the urge to keep everything. Decluttering means we actually part with these items. Otherwise, assign those items a permanent home where you can best utilize them.

Advanced Strategies & Expert Tips for Decluttering & Keeping Your Child’s Room Organized

1.Only spend time on your specific daily task. 

2.Do not get side-tracked or distracted. 

3.Work within a time of day that you have the most energy and stamina. This is one of the most useful declutter motivation tips. Listen to your body and work at decluttering when you feel the most alert and energized.

4.Avoid thinking too long about whether to keep or discard an item. This is one specific way for How to Be Ruthless When Decluttering.

5.Avoid cleaning during your declutter. The goal is to purge the dead weight. Getting rid of the clutter is your priority. Cleaning can be accomplished later. Read on for more declutter motivation tips and my room specific deep clean checklist, though, as you will begin cleaning after your declutter.

Advanced Strategies & Expert Tips for Decluttering & Making Your Child’s Room Organized

Supplies Needed:

1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)

2. sturdy trash bags

3. marker/pen to label boxes

Decluttering Tip: Avoid using storage bins to declutter. Storage bins tend to tell your brain to “store” the items for later. That is just delaying decisions. If you aren’t getting rid of items when you declutter, you are not truly decluttering. This is why I recommend a trash bag, also. A trash bag tells your brain to “trash” the item.

Obviously, recycle if you have that option. The boxes you use should be ones you are willing to part with, so I recommend sturdy cardboard boxes. As to donations, there are many charities that will come pick up your items for you at your home.

I use one in particular where you can book an appointment for pick-up online. This is so convenient, as it saves you the hassle of hauling stuff away yourself. Scheduling that pick-up also motivates you to declutter by a certain date.

Steps & Expert Tips for Decluttering Your Kid’s Room & Getting Your Child’s Room Organized

1. Start by eliminating trash first- use a sturdy trash bag

2. Sort items by category if needed so you can see what you have

3.Get rid of items that don’t work or that work poorly, expired items, anything you don’t love, anything that you’ll never use again

4. Box up the donations and trash/recycle the rest

5.Select a charity to donate your items and schedule the pick-up if that is an option

7 Ways to Get Your Child's Room Organized

How Do You Declutter Your Entire House (and get it deep clean?): Need to deep clean?

First, My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.

Second, My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.

Third, My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.

Fourth, My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.

Fifth, My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.

You can get your printable Daily Housekeeping Routine and Deep Cleaning Your House Schedule here. This 15 page printable kit is delivered digitally to your email for you to print and personalize. What Does a Deep Clean Include? It includes a daily schedule, calendar pages, and deep cleaning checklists for every room and area of your home. Check out the link above to see a sample page of what you’ll get in my printable set designed to help you create your personal Homemaking Checklist.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can find that here.

New to deemiddleton.com and don’t know where to start? I recommend going in this order:

Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.

Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.

Step 3:   How do you remove clutter? How Do You Declutter Your Home?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.

Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered. 

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