Our children bring much joy to our lives, but it's hard to focus on that when you just stepped on another Lego with bare feet. Kids are the cause of much of our homes' clutter, so what can we do to prevent some of that, or at least feel better about how we're preparing them for their own adult lives?
1. Primarily, we want to be a good example for our kids in many ways, and organizing habits are something that kids do observe and absorb. Start pointing things out to them as they are old enough to understand. "Mommy is checking my calendar first before I say yes to Aunt Judy about the picnic." "I write everything down so I won't forget." "Every day I clean up the toys so I won't step on them and get hurt."
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2. Kids should know that just as we have homes for ourselves, things also have their own homes. The old saying, "A place for everything and everything in its place" is a great adage, but I don't quote that to promote a perfectionistic ideal. Read More »from 5 Things to Teach Your Kids About Organizing