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The key to teaching our children valuable organizing skills is to create simple solutions they can easily understand, which in turn will make cleaning their room seem more of a game than a chore.

Downsize: Much like any organizing project, teach your children the art of simplicity by weeding out the toys they hardly play with, have outgrown or don’t like. This lesson can be followed by the valuable gift of giving as you show them that these toys will be donated to Goodwill or a local shelter to help a kid less fortunate.

Categorize: Take the rest of the piles of toys and separate them into categories such as for example building blocks, cars, action figures, Barbie’s, books and dolls.

Plan: Together with your child, create simple organizing solutions for all the toy categories you made. If your son or daughter feels involved right away, they will most likely stick to the system they helped to develop.

Organize: Listed below are six simple solutions you as well as your child can explore and discuss to help get their toys in order.

? Keep each toy category organized by placing them in clear plastic labeled containers. These can easily be stored in your child’s closet or beneath their bed. Clear plastic bins makes it easier for the child to see what inside each container in order to easily put their toys away within their appropriate home.

? Plastic shoebox containers are ideal for containing smaller toys or accessories such as hot wheels and Barbie clothing. For example, my daughter kept all her Barbie’s in addition to a separate accessory container stored together in a single large plastic container.

? Install height appropriate & adjustable shelving around the perimeter of one’s child’s room. Designate and label areas on the shelf to help keep stuffed animals, games, books and collectibles neat and off the floor.

? Over the door shoe bags may also be a great alternative to keep smaller toys organized, visible and contained in their own-labeled pocket.

? Open big bins or laundry baskets make a great home for storing larger items such as sports gear, blocks and bulky toys.

? Due to allergies and dust mites, I am not a big fan of allowing children to help keep a large collection on stuffed animals. In order to avoid conflicts, I compromised by placing the majority of them in a toy hammock which hung in the corner of my daughters room. These can hold a large amount of your child’s stuffed favorites tucked away in a corner and off the ground. On a side note, even adults could have a hard time parting with these snuggly friends. My son’s wife, an avid Disney enthusiast and collector of most things Tigger, actually includes a magazine rack from a vintage retail store which she uses to keep her stuffed Tiggers’ off the floor and displayed neatly.

To help your son or daughter remember what proper container or shelves their toys ought to be returned to, tape a picture (for non-readers) or colorful sticky with the term (for readers) of the toy in its appropriate spot.

Acknowledge: Take time to acknowledge your son or daughter’s accomplishments in this new organizing endeavor. Over time, the lessons taught organizing their toys will become a habit, that may spill over into all areas of their house and school life.