Getting your child to keep their room clean may be an ongoing battle for parents. However, if you’re tired of the endless nagging and want them to adopt cleaner patterns, there are ways that you can make cleaning their room easier and fun.
See Things From a Child’s Perspective
From saving money to walking to school safely, it’s a parent’s job to impart their wisdom on to a child. You can also pass down your knowledge when it comes to tackling chores around the home. However, while you may have an expert opinion, it helps to see things from a child’s perspective. This means getting down to the level of your child in regards to organizing. From this vantage point, you’ll be able to better assess their storage, space and furniture. The view could be surprising. If your child has difficult drawers and toy chests to maneuver, chances are they won’t want to put away their belongings. In order to get them to stay organized, you need to find options that will work for their little hands. You can try lowering clothing rods, so they can reach them to hang their clothes. Open storage containers should also be easily accessible for placing their socks, underwear and other belongings.
Include Your Child in the Process
In order to give your child a room they’ll adore, you’ve probably shopped diligently for your kid’s room décor. While furniture, brilliant paint colors, and wall hangings are fun, you also want to promote cleanliness. To make this more of a pleasing task for your child, you want to include them in the process by giving them a voice. Allow them the chance to select a toy chest and other storage units that will make the cleaning process easier. They may pick out a particular color or character that instills happiness. It can also boost their chances of cleaning their room each day.
Simplify the Process
While the task of keeping a tidy room may seem simple, you have to keep your child’s age in mind. If they are young, they may have a smaller attention span than an adult. Simplifying the process of a clean room can help make this job easier to grasp for younger kids. You can start by sorting their current belongings to see if there are items that they no longer use. With a lot less clutter, they’ll be able to reach drawers and closets with a lot less hassle.
If you have a number of storage containers that houses their games, toys, animals or clothes, it can help to label the boxes. Use stickers or computer labels and have your child draw a picture that will showcase the items inside each container. As your child grows and develops, you can enhance their reading skills by using type print instead.
Build a Clean Routine
The cleaning process will be wrought with peaks and valleys. In order to eliminate frustration on both the part of the parent and child, you want to build in a cleaning routine. You can alleviate stress and aggravation by scheduling a regular cleaning as a part of their day. In the morning, you need to give your child the job of making their bed and putting away their pajamas. At night before they go to bed, it’s time for them to put away their toys. On days when you do laundry, it’s also their job to put their clean clothes away in their drawers and closet. Keeping on top of this type of schedule can prevent the task of room cleaning from becoming chaotic and overwhelming for your child.