Things are started with a couple of toys misplaced or dirty clothes on the floor. In the past, you can go to your children’s rooms without coping with the risk of getting hurt. Some children clean their rooms with little motivation while others struggle with the mission. Yelling at your children and making them to pick up the room is not a solution. With organizational strategies and direct methods, you children will know how to take care of their stuff so that their room won’t be in a mess.
Things are started with a couple of toys misplaced or dirty clothes on the floor.
Thing you’ll need
- A storage container
Classify stuffs in your child’s room to reduce the chance of a mess. Eliminate old toys that your children no longer use and clothes that are too tight, store clothes that are not suitable with the season. Let your children join hand in cleaning the rooms so that they won’t feel like you’re throwing everything they love.
Move some stuff to other places in the house if possible. For example, move children’s shoes to the shoe area. Put most of the toys in children’s play room. Find a new home for some toys of your children to reduce the probability of a messy room.
Add more place to store things in the room.
Add more place to store things in the room, like adding more shelves or drawers to keep things in neat. Let children take part in organize things in storage areas. Help children place things that they use usually at convenient places. For instance, children’s favorite book collections can be placed on the shelves near their beds if they like to read at night.
Write down a list of things to do in cleaning so that children could know exactly what they need to do to their room. The list includes making bed, putting clothes in the hamper, vacuuming the room and pick up toys. Teach children to refer to the list when cleaning.
Schedule pickup session at night. Spend 10-15 minutes before bed cleaning room. If children clean a little a day, they won’t have to face and clean a mess that is out of reach.
Create a reward chart in case your children need a little motivation to keep their rooms neat.
Create a reward chart in case your children need a little motivation to keep their rooms neat. Monitor children clean their rooms with the chart. Link the chart to prizes, for example, adding a charter.
Tip and warning
Keep your room neat to be a model for your children.