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Quick Tip Tuesday- Teaching School Age and Teenage Kids An Organizing Trick



Here is one way to get your kids to “help” in the laundry department (and it helps with their “messy” rooms):
Get a two-compartment laundry hamper OR get two cardboard boxes. Mark one Light (or WHITE) and the other DARK (or COLORS). Or mark one SHIRTS and one PANTS. Or mark one SCHOOL CLOTHES and the other PLAY CLOTHES or PAJAMAS. You get the idea!

It teaches them responsibility and an organizing skill! If you want to have them DO their own laundry, that’s another story…

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Posted by on July 7, 2015 in Organizing


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Super Tip Thursday- When You Live With Others



Whether it’s your husband or sister or kids or housemate, establish this one household rule: If you make a mess, then you clean it up! If you can get everyone to agree to that, then that’s the first step.  The second step is sticking to it! Don’t get mad and clean it up for them then yell at them for it. It sets a pattern that will be learned. “It doesn’t matter if I make a mess, she’ll clean it up anyway. Yeah, she’ll be mad for a minute but…” Then you end up doing all the work. Make everyone responsible for their own stuff.  Thirdly, everyone has to agree to clean up their mess NOW not LATER.  Remember it’s ALL in the delivery. Ask and remind them that they agreed to this rule and hold them to it.  No one had to be nasty or yell, simply stick to the facts of the rule..If you make a mess, then you clean it up!


See my related blogs: Super Tip Thursday-Getting The Kids Involved, Super Tip Thursday: Getting Help Within the Household

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Posted by on March 13, 2014 in Organizing


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