Fri, 24 June 2016
This week is all about your toys, hobbies & passions.
Oh boy! This is a BIG week.
OK lets talk about ALL your toys, hobbies and passions. First I want you to list your top 3. If you were going away for a month and could only take 3 things to play with or do, what would they be?
After you find spaces for those 3, maybe 4 categories of things we have to tackle the rest... do you want then at all? Do you want them only a few times a year? Are they memories you want to save?
Fri, 17 June 2016
Your school work is similar to your parents work - work. You need to have a space just for your backpack and purse. And you should only have ONE back pack and purse to use each week. Wait until the weekend to change to a new bag. :)
It's time for you to get your own school and office supplies. I will share with you the basics you need including your own stapler, tape dispenser and scissors.
Fri, 10 June 2016
There are 5 types of clothing covered in this podcast:
1. Clothing that is too BIG (hand -me-downs)
2. Clothing that is too SMALL.
3. Clothes you don't like and would never wear
4. Dressy clothes & uniforms
5. FAVORITES! :)
By categorizing your clothing in these types, you can more easily make decisions on what to keep and where to store your clothes.
Fri, 3 June 2016
In this episode Lisa shares the basics of kid bedroom organization. Get tips to teach your child how to organize and clean a bedroom.
Learning the skills of organizing your bedroom is so much more important than just making your mom happy.
I want you to think of organizing your bedroom like it is your apartment. It is your very own space inside your parent's home. You don't need to worry about paying rent or utilities, but it is yours to take care of, clean, and organize.
Bedroom organizing basics
1. Start a Weekly Cleaning Schedule. You need to pick a day and time WEEKLY to clean and organize your room.
2. Clear the Clutter. Do the TOP 3 tasks to clean your bedroom... Clean up trash and food, take out all the dirty laundry, and clean up your floor.
3. Declutter and Donate. Look around and see if there are any toys or clothes you can donate or get rid of.
4. Clean your bedroom. That means vacuum and dust!
Let's take these one at a time...
1. Create a cleaning schedule to clean and organize your bedroom every week.
There really is no way around this one. You need to clean and organize your room every week. If you skip a week, the clutter gets so out of control it is really hard to get it done without being overwhelmed.
Pick a specific day and time for organizing your room and ask your parents to help you schedule it on your family calendar. You can pick ANY day and time, but I find Saturday morning tends to be the best for most girls, unless they are in a competitive sport.
At first, it may take you 2-4 hours to clean and organize your room. But after you go through all 5 of these posts, it will get quicker and easier. Eventually, you should be able to get your whole room clean and organized in an hour or less.
2. Do these TOP 3 bedroom cleaning tasks.
Clean up trash and food, take out all the dirty laundry, and clean up your floor.
The older you get, the more food and laundry you will have in your room. The younger you are, the more your toys will be all over the floor.
Each week, no matter what, start by doing these 3 things first:
1. Pick up ALL the trash and put anything food related back in the kitchen.
2. Pick up all the dirty clothes and put them in the hamper or laundry room.
3. Pick up and put away what is on your floor.
3. See if there is anything you can donate or get rid of.
Every week and every time we talk, I am going to be encouraging you to get rid of stuff and declutter your bedroom. Here's why...
1. Your bedroom is not a house. You have limited space to store your treasures and you need to make sure they are STILL treasures and not just old stuff you don't know what to do with.
2. You are always getting NEW stuff which means you need to get rid of OLD stuff.
3. Things break, you lose pieces, and you just stop playing with stuff over time.
HOW do you do declutter your bedroom?
1. Decide what you no longer play with or want.
2. Take it to your mom and see if she or your siblings want it.
3. Help mom create a donation box or basket for you to put stuff in each week that you no longer want.
4. Clean your room... That means vacuum and dust!
Ahem. Yes. Cleaning means CLEANing. Once you have your bedroom organized, run the vacuum and dust your dresser. NOTE: Please wear tennis shoes or shoes where your toes are covered when you vacuum for safety. :)