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Home Organization: Getting Rid of Toys
Is it time to get rid of some of your child's playthings? This system will ensure that the right toys are tossed.
Home Organization: Schoolwork, Artwork, and Keepsakes
Your child's schoolwork, artwork, keepsakes, and other creations can pile up quickly. Learn what to keep and what to toss, and how to organize what you have.
finger-painted masterpieces to science projects, paper can pile up quickly in your family's home , so make sure your stack of papers is not as tall as your children, try these organizing tricks to curate your collection. You should keep anything that speaks to who your child is at a particular age, so you should keep creative writing , journals, diaries. Or if your child goes through a stage of drawing princesses every day, save one picture of a princess, but
Home Organization: Kid's Clothing Storage
If your kid's clothing is no longer fitting in her closet, don't fret. There may be more storage in there than you think. Learn how to make the most of the closet space your child's bedroom offers.
them together in one bin, and then getting ready to go to soccer practice is a breeze. [MUSIC]
Home Organization: Organizing Toys
Everything in your child's space should have a place! Here is the best way to keep toys organized in your playroom, living room, or child's bedroom, while making sure they are still easily accessible.
child plays with will change. And you wanna make sure that your storage system can accommodate that. Labeled plastic drawers are an ideal storage solution . Not only can they be stacked, but when your child can see what's inside, it makes cleaning up a snap. A toy box might look pretty, but it's really not an ideal storage solution . In a toy box, things are just thrown in, and you'll never find a complete set of anything, so avoid the toy
Home Organization: Arts & Crafts Supplies
Your creative kid loves her arts-and-craft supplies, but all those crayons, markers, paintbrushes, paper, and other supploes and materials may be difficult to organize. Learn what to toss and what to keep, and how to make her artistic space more
your child will be inspired to create wonderful art. I recommend sorting art supplies into clear plastic drawers that can be stacked to fit the space you have available. Train your children to put away art supplies immediately after they use them. Store things where you use them. If your child does arts and crafts in the kitchen, then that's where the arts and crafts should be
Manners & Responsibility: Chores Kids Can (and Should) Do
Can't get your kids to pitch in around the house? Find out how to get them involved with chores.
Manners & Responsibility: Raising Responsible Pet Owners
Are your kids begging for a pet? Watch this before bringing Fido or Fluffy home, so you can help your children understand how to care for an animal.
supervised. Teaching how to care for a pet really helps instill a valuable skill set.
Manners & Responsibility: Should You Tie Allowance to Chores?
Are your kids begging for a few bucks after finishing chores? See what our expert says about making allowance contingent on chores.
that children should be paid for chores that are part of our daily lives such as making your bed or bringing your dishes to the table. However, if there's something special that your child does or takes the initiative to do like washing the car or raking the leaves, that might warrant a special reward or a special treat , but it's really important that they take care of their day-to-day chores first.