Nothing is impossible in our life! But did you notice? For some reason, this setting does not apply to the order in the children’s room …
A few useful secrets will help parents keep their peace of mind when it comes to the chaos in the nursery.
Tip #1: Categorize
Cleaning in the nursery begins with the distribution of things and toys into groups. To do this, you need to pull out items from all drawers, racks and boxes and place them on the floor in order to carefully sort them.
Further, things and toys should be placed in several categories:
- educational (school) accessories;
- books and magazines;
- toys and entertainment;
- accessories for a section or circle (hockey, dancing, drawing);
- clothing and footwear;
- sleeping accessories.
And then you can move on to the next point — decluttering.
Tip #2: Declutter
Even the cat Matroskin said: in order to sell something unnecessary, you must first buy something unnecessary. A similar principle works here: in order to buy something for a child, you must first free up space from trash.
But how to do this so as not to cause panic and hysteria in the child? Sometimes an ordinary stick from the street or an old torn bear is more expensive for a kid than a brand new designer. Before throwing a thing in the trash, you need to ask yourself (and the child, if he is involved in the process) leading questions:
- «What is it for?»;
- «How often does the child use it?»;
- “When was the last time the child used this item?”;
- “Is this item in working order?”;
- “Will the child be able to put this thing back in its place?”;
- “Does the child really need this item?”
All «doubtful» things and toys can be temporarily placed in a large box or box and give yourself an installation: if within 2 months the child does not touch and use the toys from it, they must be thrown away without regret.
Tip #3: Comfortable Furniture
Some parents do not notice, but sometimes there is no order in the room due to the fact that the furniture is not comfortable for the child. Of course, it’s easier to throw books on the floor or sofa than trying to put them on a very high shelf.
Moms and dads need to make sure that children’s furniture is comfortable to use. Shelves and cabinets should be within direct reach.
Things that the child uses often should be placed at the level of the belt and chest. What a son or daughter rarely uses, but may come in handy in the future, is above their heads. It is better to store dirty objects (plasticine, paints), as well as toys with small parts in closed opaque containers.
Tip #4: Grouping Clothes
It’s hard for adults to cope with clothes, what can we say about children? But there is salvation. To do this, it is necessary to transfer part of the work to the child, namely, to allow him to ungroup the clothes into the one that he likes and the one that he no longer wants to wear (or cannot, because he has grown out of it). Decide together what to do: what things can be donated to those in need, and what should be washed the floors.
From an early age, the child must be taught that each garment has its place. Shirts should be stored in one place, shorts and tights in another. After washing, ask the child to put his things on the right shelves and cabinets. It is not necessary to require professional folding, the main thing is to teach how to group clothes and put them in a closet, and not “hang them on the floor”.
Tip #5: The floor is lava
Speaking of floors! In children, this place is considered the most cluttered. And no wonder: it is easier and more convenient for kids to look for something on the floor.
From early childhood, it is necessary to observe the principle that putting things on the floor it is forbidden. Do you want to put away a toy somewhere? Throw it in a box or in a special container, leave it on a shelf, but not on the floor. Each thing has its own place — there it should be stored.
Tip number 6: The table — and nothing more
The previous advice is also suitable for a desk — a place from which a rare child does not make a «shelf». As a rule, it contains stationery, textbooks, notebooks, toys, cones found in the forest, puzzles, plasticine, and candy wrappers …
Such bedlam on work surfaces does not come from improper cleaning techniques, but from laziness and lack of discipline. Most often, children think: “I’ll clean it up later, it’s okay.” But this is a hoax — the trash on the table begins to grow exponentially.
What can be done in this case? Experienced parents recommend making a cleaning schedule. If the student really does not have time to clean the table every day, then he will definitely have time to do it 2 times a week: for example, on Wednesday and Saturday. The schedule can be printed and hung in a conspicuous place. Stars can be presented for a cleaning schedule carefully maintained by a child. For a lot of stars — small presents.
The child needs to understand that there should not be anything superfluous on the table: only a computer, a lamp, stationery and a book stand. The rest should be on shelves and in drawers.
So how to properly maintain order in the nursery? Only discipline, a personal example of parents, comfortable children’s furniture and the development of appropriate good habits will help. Teach your child to immediately clean up their play or workplace. As they say, it’s not clean where they clean, but where they don’t litter.