This post was written by Katie Morton.
I subscribe to the Flylady newsletter, which helps me keep our messes manageable. While my home is hardly a bastion of asceticism, it's absolutely less cluttered now than it's been in the past. Lest you think I'm bragging, let me assure you I've still got a lot of work ahead of me. This morning I became more determined than ever to keep on top of my goal of a less cluttered and more orderly home. Here's why.
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When I read this morning's newsletter, I was delighted (delighted! I'm not using the word sarcastically!) to read the story of a mom and her formerly cantankerous, aggressive 5-year-old son. As punishment, this mom cleared her son's room of all the toys that were cluttering up the space.
I left him 3 matchbox cars, his Magna Doodle, legos, and crayons. These toys I thought would help him be creative and quieter. I explained to him the basic principles ofRead More »from How Decluttering Your Playroom Can Make Your Kids Happier, Smarter, and Better Behaved