A combination of sleep and
play areas, the bedroom is likely to have large amounts of clutter and mess. But don't be overwhelmed, our easy steps will lead you to a clean and organized room.
- Get your kids involved with the cleanup, no matter how small they are. Grab a couple of boxes, one for items you want to store and another for items you will donate, and a garbage bag for trash. Purchase storage bins, baskets, and shelves if you need more space to store items.
- Start with a small area, like a desk or set of shelves. For young kiddos, stick to 15-minute cleaning bursts. Trying to tackle a whole room in one day will be too overwhelming for both of you.
- Once you've decided what will be donated, thrown out, stored, and kept, it's time to make sure everything gets put back in an organized fashion. Use labeled bins, drawer organizers, and any other method of organization to keep everything in its place. Finish one area before moving on to the next.
- Repeat throughout the room until every nook and cranny is clean--this may take more than a day.
If your kids are young, ask them why they're discarding certain things. For example, if you notice your son is throwing out all of his cars, ask him why. This will give you a better understanding of what your child likes and dislikes. It will help you know what not to purchase for him in the future.
Also, it's important to explain to little ones that donations will go to other families who need the clothes, shoes, and toys. This may make their decisions easier.