Getting Real with Shadra Bruce

Playrooms and children’s bedrooms are the best room in any house. It’s where the magic happens. It’s the room where superheroes live, the place where princesses have their castles, the place where little girls get to pretend to be mommy’s and little boys get to drive their cars all over the place. Playrooms are wonderful, but they can be messy. Clean up time is never fun, but with these tips, it can be a little easier to keep the room clean.

Tip One: Less is More

We are big believers in not buying anything that isn’t bought with purpose, and even still, decluttering is a necessary habit. One of the best ways to keep your child’s room clean and usable is to declutter frequently. Remove toys and clothes they’ve outgrown, even if you box them up and save them for the next kid. Get rid of toys that are no longer used, and don’t buy more toys without giving a few away first.

Tip Two: Teach Your Children To Clean

A great way to teach responsibility is to help your child learn to care for their own space. Children – even one- and two-year olds – can be taught to clean up after themselves.

Tip Three: Everything In Its Place

Have a place for everything in your playroom. Shelves and tubs for books, toys, and blocks make a big difference.

Tip Four: Get In A Routine

Kids love routine. They like to know when and what they are going to be doing. If your child knows that every day before lunch their room gets cleaned and each day before bedtime the room gets cleaned again, they will come to expect it and they will even help you clean. See tip number two for more help getting your child to help with the cleaning.

Those are just a few tips to help keep your child’s room organized. The biggest thing to remember is not to get frustrated if it’s messy sometimes. Making the mess is half the fun.