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** Again, these are merely suggestions. Adapt and change these practices as you see fit.
Organizing Their Closet Space and Room
Let's face it, children are learning by trial and error unless they have someone or something to model after. So naturally, they are going to make their choices and decisions on what they think is best.
If your child(ren) haven't had much success maintaining an organized closet, maybe it would be best to start from scratch. However, before you clear out their closet completely to start reorganizing, first observe what seems to be problem area. Are their clothes scattered on ground? Are toys out of place, thrown here and there? What seems to be messiest?
Each child will have different needs that have to be addressed in order to have a clean, organized closet/room. Just like you wouldn't ask a guitarist to play guitar with only two strings, you can't expect a child to put his/her things away unless he or she has an actual "place" or container to put stuff in.
Take time to teach your children where their "stuff" goes. If they have trouble remembering, label containers or areas as needed. You may need to buy some rubbermate containers from BigLots (PicNSave). Better yet, you can often find containers for a dollar at 99cent store or Dollar Tree (if you haven't been to one of these stores yet, you are missing out on a ton of deals!)
Once you have organized, color coded, and explained new procedures/laws that will now be enforced, have a "weekly review" time where you can sit down with your child(ren) for 5-10 minutes. This would be time when you go over what you liked throughout week, and areas they may still need to work a little bit on.
Keep in mind that children will need to be reminded about procedures you expect them to follow, so don't get frustrated if they do not do a perfect job first week or two. This is a process that may take some time to internalize, but once it's learned, your life, and your children's lives, will be much more fluid and organized.
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Organizing your own personal belongings can be a daunting task in itself, however if you're also trying to take care of all your children's things, it can be an overwhelming, impossible task . See what you can do to eliminate the chaos.