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Top 5 Tips for Organizing with Kids

Top 5 Tips for Organizing with Kids
Tip #1 -Involve your child in the organizing process – Guide your child to make decisions about what to keep.  Focus on the present, rather than the past (keeping something because it represents a memory) or the future (keeping something because they might need it ‘someday’).  When asking your child to pick up their room, clean up their mess, or put away their laundry, model what those tasks look like until they understand.  Practice the KISS principle when setting up organizing systems with your child. Tip #2 - Regularly purge their things– Repeat after me, holding on to everything makes nothing important.  Teach your child to make decisions and to let go of the things that are no longer useful or they have outgrown.  Encourage your child to let go of (donate, recycle, resell) nine items each month in exchange for one item they want. You can set the dollar amount.  In one year they will have 96 fewer things.  In ten years they will have 960 fewer thi…