Easy ways to keep your child’s bedroom tidy

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We all know the constant struggle of keeping our children’s rooms clean, it’s probably the one household chore that takes up the most of your time! However, did you also know that there are plenty of ways to make this process easier for yourself?

Have a read of this helpful article and use it as gospel when it comes to both optimising the space in your child’s bedroom and keeping the unnecessary mess to a minimum – a little mess is allowed, after all, what’s fun about being prim and proper all the time?

Teach Them to Do It

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Don’t just constantly threaten your child with the words, “you must keep this room clean or you’re going to be in big trouble.” Show them how it’s done. Go through the process of cleaning their room with them and, most importantly, talk about what you are doing. A little independent helper in the house is always a good thing!

Keep a Consistent Routine
When it comes to cleaning you don’t want to have to keep going back to tidy the same spot every hour of the day – it’ll frustrate you and your child. Instead, adopt morning and evening cleaning routines. Make the bed and put dirty washing in the basket in the morning and tidy away toys at night to establish a tradition that your child will look forward to helping with every night. Kids like routine.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Optimising your child’s bedroom with hidden storage space is a sneaky way to keep the mess away from your field of vision – it also helps to keep their room tidy within these storage spaces. Whether it be storage boxes underneath their bed or a bed with storage built into it like the thuka cabin beds, just make sure that whatever you are hiding away is easily accessible to them. The last thing you want is your child throwing everything all over their room trying to find what they are looking for.

Make Friends with your Label-maker
For those of us that are very in touch with that little bit of OCD inside all of us, putting labels on everything is a sure-fire way to make sure that all things are kept neat and organised. You can make it fun by using illustrations in-keeping with the style of your child’s room. Combining illustrative labels with word labels can really help to influence your child’s learning, which is always a good thing!

Get Down to their Level

Easy ways to keep your children's bedroom tidy - Get down to their level - motherhooddiaries Literally get on your knees and try to view your child’s room from their perspective – height wise at least! Doing this may completely change your opinion of how best to organise the room. Often, we use furniture that is more suited to adults when it comes to children’s bedrooms but this shouldn’t be the case. Smaller hands find it difficult to manage furniture like dresser drawers that they are liable to trap their fingers in – and will, therefore, be afraid to use! Introduce child-friendly furniture and you will notice a massive difference in the way they keep their room.

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Leyla Preston (470 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 5, and Aidan, 4. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked!

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