Home Organization with Kids
That photo is how my living room looks every day… in my dreams. It all starts out so organized. While it is still slightly cluttered, it is under control. It’s my version of home organization with kids. A way to contain the toys that kids can help with. If it gets too complicated the only people cleaning up will be the adults.
So I use a bunch of baskets and there is no particular order to what goes in each one. As long as there aren’t cars all over the floor then all is well. Right? Yes, this is the way my living room looks in case you should every stop by.
But only because I will have just finished scrambling to throw everything into buckets.
Here’s what it really looks like at any given time during the day…
Yes, that is my confession. Even getting a different shelving unit with more baskets hasn’t solved much. It might have made it worse actually. W loves to take all of the containers off the shelf and stack them up. Which means toys everything and a kid who suddenly has a step stool! Scary!
At the beginning of the day and the end of the day, things look like the first picture. The rest of the day belongs to my little man. Guess what? I’m okay with that! Though, if you plan to come visit I’ll admit that I’ll still clean it all up before you get here!
But I’ve got a new plan. I have been researching ideas for making our home a more Montessori-like environment. And I have a new plan that involves some new shelving and a large reduction in the number of toys in the room. I’m excited for this new project and the changes we might see!
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How do you manage home organization with kids?
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