Minimizing Clothing Chaos with Storage Magazine
“If you have stuff all over your bedroom floor, don’t expect your kids
to understand why you are insisting that their floor be clean.”
Minimizing kid clothing chaos isn’t about spending a fortune on new furniture or a custom closet. It’s about getting your youngster to buy in. Before shopping for new organizers, Jenkins recommends doing a thorough evaluation of your child’s current clothing and setting specific expectations. “Stop throwing your shirts on the floor” isn’t a very effective rule, whereas “I expect to not see clothing on the floor when I come into your room to say good-night each night” is achievable and gives kids freedom to figure out their own methods for meeting the goal. Most critically, parents need to practice what they preach.
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Kathy Jenkins is the President of Come To Order, a Certified Professional Organizer®, Student Organizer, Certified Family Manager Coach, Writer and Speaker based in Richmond, Virginia. She is a member of NAPO and ICD and is dedicated to helping her clients simplify their lives by reducing clutter, organizing their homes and offices, and managing their time. Kathy especially enjoys working with kids and their families to help them learn good organizational skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. Follow Kathy on Facebook.