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Do you have a child? Does he have a bedroom? With a closet ? Are you afraid to go in there? Relax! Closet organizing is not just a topic for adults. After all, if you could get your child to keep her closet organized, you could get her to...rule the world. See? This is good stuff.
Successful closet organizing for your child is based on the same ideas you would use in your own closet.
This is where you both decide what needs to get hung up, folded and shelved, put in bins and baskets, or archived to a better place.
4. Make a list and shop for the organizing accessories you need. Together.
Or use cardboard boxes and customize (including decorating) to your kiddo's satisfaction. This is the fun part!
5. Put everything in its place.
You are not done with your closet organizing until EVERYTHING has a place. Everything. Period.
6. Allot ten minutes a day to KEEP everything in its place in this newly organized closet.
This is the crucial step. If you don't enforce this, you might as well not even start in the first place. The truth is, this part is called 'discipline' and most kids aren't born with any. But they need it and you can teach it to them. You'll find this is a fantastic opportunity to do so.
If necessary (and it probably will be), your child may need help seeing the value of keeping their closet in perfect working order.
-- Do they like to socialize with their friends?
Then they put in their ten minutes (or thirty seconds if they get practiced) of clean-up time every day.
-- Do they enjoy some free time?
Have they done their ten minutes?
-- Do they look forward to other privileges?
Is everything in its place each and every day?
This is simply a new habit and like all habits, takes a bit of time and practice to master. Give your child the opportunity to feel terrific about themselves by tackling a closet organizing session with them. It may just inspire you to go take a peek in your own closets!