Children and Clutter
Oprah Radio | November 23, 2007
For tips on organizing a child's bedroom, Peter turns to Rita Emmett, author of The Procrastinating Child: A Handbook for Adults to Help Children Stop Putting Things Off, who shares these tips:
- Get down on your knees. Suddenly, you'll see everything from your child's perspective and it will make a huge difference in how you organize their space.
- Create zones in the room. Identify with your child the activities that take place in his or her room—sleeping, dressing, reading, crafting, music, homework, collections—and then make sure stuff for that zone stays there.
- Give children the proper tools. Simple things like big storage bins, shelves and a wastebasket will make it easy for your child to stay organized and keep their room clean.
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