It’s the last day of our 31 Days Of Decluttering In December series. We made it to the end! I’m so proud of all of you!
For the last day of this series, we are back to decluttering and this time it’s any extra bedroom in your house.
For me, this would be one of the children’s rooms and I’m choosing Maddie’s room. She’s the oldest, it’s the cleanest room, but she also has a lot of clutter!
Here are some decluttering tips for the extra bedroom:
- Let whoever’s room it is help! This is important if it’s a child to teach life skills while you declutter. Simple skills of folding clothes, putting away toys and knick knacks, making the bed, and vacuuming are just a few you can teach today!If you are doing one of your child’s rooms, have the child help you! You will be teaching life skills, folding clothing, putting away items, and making the bed to name a few.
- You know the saying a place for everything and everything in it’s place… this is a great teaching tool for kids. If my kids know where things go, they are far more likely to put their belongings away without me having to explain where it goes and there is always less arguments between us.
- My kids like to help make decisions in how they organize their room. They are the ones who have to live in there and clean it so I think it’s important to let them have a voice.
- Before you begin, grab the bedding that you can wash, and toss it in the washing machine! There’s nothing better than clean bedding!
- After you start the laundry, work clockwise from the door as you declutter.
- Have a trash can with you and dispose of the trash right away. My kids all have their own trash can in their room and it really does help eliminate wrappers and trash that otherwise I’d find hiding under the bed.
- Grab a bag or box for items to bless others with. I’m sure along the way you will find things that is no longer needed wanted or fits and those things can go straight into the box. If it’s not used, loved, or needed bless someone else!
- Have a laundry basket for the items that need to go to other rooms. When you finish, go put those items back where they belong.
- As you find clothes that need put away, go ahead and do it!
- Declutter one drawer at a time as you work through the dresser. It’s easy to get overwhelmed if you dump them all out and have a huge mountain of clothes that need put away! I have found that by having a drawer for school shirts, pants, and one for socks and undies makes my life a lot easier when the kids can choose what they want to wear themselves.
- Don’t forget to switch the laundry. When the bedding complete, make the bed and you are done!
If you have been participating in the challenges, how is your home? I bet it’s feeling far cozier and hopefully you will be back to join me decluttering in 2015!
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