imageEncourage your children to create zones in their bedroom. While they maintain their entire bedroom, they can focus on one area a week.
Zones for Your Children’s Room(s)
Week One—Bed and Beside Table
• What’s under the bed? Unless it’s in a container, that’s not a storage area you want to use. The area is harder to clean and the items stored outside a container will get dirty and dusty
Week Two—Dresser
• All drawers in order.
• Each drawer or area of the drawer should have the same type of item, folded in the same way
• Socks matched. When your socks are not matched it takes time to find two that at least come close to matching.
Week Three—Closet
• Group items by type. Everything in your closet should be clean, in good repair and fit.
• Shoes should be in pairs, shoe racks, bags or cubbies are useful to keep them that way.
• Closet floor and shelf should be in order. Get out a step ladder and encourage them to check all the way to the back of the shelf. Stuff can get lost back there.
Week Four—Desk and Bookshelf (or Toy Box for younger children)
• Older children should have the supplies they need for study and homework
• Younger children can learn to take care of their toys and to keep play sets together.
Week Five—The Floor
• What’s on the floor that needs to be put away?
Remember to inspect, don’t expect.
Use it or lose it


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