7 Secrets to Getting Kids to Clean Their Rooms

Photo by: Ellen Seidman
"Buy boxes for all the stuff! And then put the stuff in boxes!"
Sabrina actually enjoyed spending an hour sorting stuff-toys in a few boxes, notebooks/folders and craft supplies... more 
Photo by: Ellen Seidman
"Buy boxes for all the stuff! And then put the stuff in boxes!"
Sabrina actually enjoyed spending an hour sorting stuff-toys in a few boxes, notebooks/folders and craft supplies in others. She especially loved labeling them with a Sharpie. Watch out, Martha Stewart!
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Thu, Jul 26, 2012 3:46 PM EDT
My daughter Sabrina is good at spelling, playing the violin and tormenting her brother. Cleaning her room: Not so much. Actually, she rather sucks at it. I decided to find out exactly what it would take to get her to clean up her room, and she came up with some great ideas. Here's what happened when I asked, "OK, what are your ideas for getting you to keep your room neat?" - By Ellen Seidman



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