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Kids and Clutter - How to Create and Keep One Clutter-Free Spot

Beverly E Taylor
 


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What's one key to keeping a kid's room clean? Start with one clutter-free spot. The habits and skills they learn by taking care of this one spot will help them develop the discipline to care for a larger space. You'll discover how easy it is for your kids to care for one clutter-free spot. Here are some simple steps to get you started.

Step 1 - Let your child choose the spot. It can be as large as a bed or as small as one dresser drawer. Guide them on picking something that isn't too big or too small to learn the lessons. As long as it has a tendency to collect clutter and get disorganized, it qualifies.

Step 2 - Once your child picks their spot, decide what skills your child needs in order to keep that spot clutter free. Do they need to learn the steps to make a bed? Do they need to learn how to fold laundry? Do they need to learn how the books look when they are all facing the same direction?

Step 3 - Teach your child what they need to know to be successful. If they are learning a complex skill like making their bed, show them how with step-by-step instructions. Practice together as many times as needed until they feel like they've got it, then let them be on their own. It's OK if it isn't perfect.

Step 4 - Simpler is easier. You might need to simplify tasks for a younger child or modify the arrangement to make the tasks quick and easy to do. For example, a comforter is easier to smooth out than a bedspread. A lower bookshelf might be easier for a small child to take care of than a higher shelf

Step 5 - Help your child “check the spot" every day for a while. Do this in a gentle, supportive way; making it fun is even better. After they get used to keeping it at the decluttered level, a verbal reminder will probably be enough. You could do random spot checks now and then to check their good habit.

The “Wandering Butterfly Clean Up Technique" is a wonderful way to make it easy to clean up. It is excellent to use when you don't feel like cleaning up, yet you get something done! To receive the free document, click here http://www.easykeytoclutter.com

Many clutterers benefit from the gentle, easy and empowering process of hypnotherapy, especially with a hypnotherapist who specializes in clutter. Beverly E. Taylor, the “Clean Up Queen" is the only person in the world who has written a book using hypnotherapy to help people easily clean up clutter.

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