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Mother's Day Home Hacks
With Mother's Day just around the corner, we're reminded that being a parent is a very important job. One of the hardest things in your daily job as a parent is keeping up with what can feel like an endless mess, especially when it comes to your kid's bedroom. If you know, you know. The internet is full of helpful tips to keep your family organized. With that said, not every organization technique works with every family. There are many factors that go into what works such as how many children that you have, their ages, their unique personalities and the way they utilize their spaces. Here are a few tips, including small changes that have big results, that helps wrangle the chaos and works for most families.
Home Tips For Parents
Kids who are in school will accumulate papers. From homework and notes to permission slips and study guides, you'll be amazed at how much paperwork they end up with at the end of the week. Without a little bit of organization, something important is bound to get lost in the daily shuffle. A simply way to keep this from happening is using bins. How many you need will depend on what grade your child is in and how they work. Some kids may only need a single catch-all bin, while others may need separate bins for different subjects. You can go a step further by making a dedicated school area in the bedroom for these items. However, if the child in question is quite young, this space may be better suited for another room of the house to better separate play time and homework time.
No matter how many times you pick up the toys and tell your kids to put their belongings away, the floor will be littered with items. Just like with their school work, having a dedicated space for things is the way to go. Bins, baskets, and other containers are great because things can be unorganized on the inside while still decluttering the bedroom. A row of bins on a shelf can make a space look well put together even if it's a hodgepodge inside them. This camouflaging trick can also work for laundry. Having an adult-sized hamper in your kids room may be overkill, but keeping a small bin under the bed or in the closet will help keep them off the floor. Plus, instead of making the dreaded hunt around their room for dirty clothes on laundry day, you can carry the entire bin to the washer.