Creating calm and order – the benefits of decluttering and organising with children.

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In the hustle and bustle of family life, maintaining an organised and clutter-free home might seem like a distant dream, especially when children are part of the equation. However, the benefits of having an organised space for children are invaluable, contributing to their well-being and overall development.

Why declutter and organise with children?

  1. It promotes focus and creativity – A clutter-free environment allows children to focus better on activities. Whether it’s homework, creative play, or simply winding down with a book, an organised space fosters concentration and creativity.
  2. It encourages responsibility – Involving children in the decluttering and organising process promotes a sense of responsibility. When they actively participate in maintaining order, it becomes a shared effort, teaching valuable life skills.
  3. It reduces stress and anxiety – An organised and calm environment can significantly impact a child’s emotional well-being. It provides a sense of security and predictability, reducing stress and anxiety that can arise from chaotic surroundings.

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Here are three top tips for a decluttered and organised home with children –

  1. Declutter everything they don’t use or love – Try to involve your child in the process and be realistic about what they love and use. Remember having less is more manageable. 
  2. Give everything a home – Create designated storage spaces for toys, art supplies, and other items. Utilise bins, baskets, and shelves to keep items organised. Clearly label these storage spaces, making it easier for children to identify where things belong.
  3. Establish a routine and create habits – Integrate short and manageable clean up routines into your daily schedule. Set aside specific times, such as before bedtime for a quick clean up. Consistency helps make it a habit for both parents and children.

The journey to a decluttered and organised home with children is not only possible but immensely beneficial. By creating a serene and structured environment, we contribute to our children’s cognitive development, emotional well-being, and a sense of order that will stay with them as they grow. 

Download my free guide here on how to get your child’s bedroom organised.