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Do Not Enter!!! Tackling your kid's room



Do not enter. No boys (or girls) allowed. These are signs that have graced the doors of my kid's bedroom too often. Sometimes after a weekend of soccer games and having friends over I'm afraid to enter! How do we keep calm and quick clean up in our kid's bedrooms? I don't have the magic solution to keeping your daughter from trying on outfits and throwing the clean clothes on the floor or the dirty clothes hamper. That would involve a fairy godmother of some sort. I am talking about all those things your son empties out of his pockets and ends up on the dresser, desk or nightstand. It's the markers, colored pencils and headbands in your daughter's room. The first key is a closet system that works for the dweller. The old fashioned tall hanging bar with a shelf above robs the function of a key storage space. There are many closet organizing companies out there. Some will come to your home, measure and put together a design for you. You can also make a list of the needs you have for the room and closet and design one for yourself online. Try Ikea or the container store. Instead of storing socks and under wear in precious drawer space try using baskets or another type of container to hold these items on shelving in the closet. Implementing shelving along with short and long hanging will allow so much more storage in an otherwise wasted space. Try it you will be surprised. Besides the closet, what do we do with the small items that seem to end up everywhere? My youngest daughter's rooms often have some sort of Polly pocket neighborhood set up throughout. My other daughter's room is filled with paper, markets, headbands and magazines. Expandable files are great for storing papers and artwork. I really like clear shoebox sized boxes with hinged lids. One box is for markers that my daughter likes to collect. Another could be for the twisted paperclips and rubber band chains, and rocks my son likes to carry around in his pockets. We store them in the box and review its contents in a couple months. These boxes are great for photos and anything else that your child tends to "collect" in their bedroom. Of course don't for get to label everything, this makes clean up much easier and there is no excuse for the "I don't know where it goes" statement that we have all heard. What lurks underneath the bed? I have found everything from candy, half eaten sandwiches to long lost socks…okay, maybe a few dust bunnies. Don't forget about under bed storage. It is a very useful and misused space. At your local "has everything" store such as Bed Bath and Beyond or Target, undetstorage bins are available, and they have wheels, hinged lids, all the bells and whistles. What can you use them for? Off-season clothing? Polly pockets? Sweaters? Books? Barbies? Legos? Make a list, find out the needs and make a plan. Kids rooms are going to get down right messy, mine sure do and sometimes it drives me crazy but when its time to pick up? It's a snap and yes, they do know where everything goes.

posted on: 9/18/2008 10:00:00 AM by Julie Verleger
category: Homes


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Home Organizing, Week By Week


by Julie Verleger

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About Julie:

Julie Verleger is the founder of Organized Home, Inc. "Organizing is in my DNA. Both my parents were teachers and my father served in the Marines" The "inherited organizer" specializes in the home, office, relocation and downsizing. Organized Home, Inc. services West Michigan and the Chicago area. Julie lives in Grand Rapids Michigan with her husband and 3 children.

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www.organizedhomeinc.com


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