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Start Fresh and Teach Your Kids How to Declutter

After the holidays and the gift giving has come to an end, does your house feel overwhelming? No place to put the new toys your kids received? Clothes bursting out of the closet and dresser? Welcome to January-the perfect time to purge some. items! January is the perfect time to start fresh, and one of the best ways to do that is by decluttering your home room by room. But if you have kids, this can be easier said than done. However, getting your children involved in the process can make it a fun and rewarding experience for everyone. Here are some tips to help you declutter with your kids this January.

  1. Start Small

Trying to declutter your entire home at once can be overwhelming, especially for children. Instead, start small and focus on one area at a time. For example, you could start with a section of your child's bedroom or playroom. This will make the process more manageable and less daunting for everyone.

  1. Make it a Game

Kids love games, so why not turn decluttering into a fun activity for the whole family? You could set a timer for 15 minutes and see how much you can declutter in that time. Or, you could make it a competition and see who can get rid of the most items. This will make the process more enjoyable and help your kids stay engaged.

  1. Donate or Sell Items

Instead of throwing everything away, encourage your kids to donate or sell items they no longer need or use. This will teach them the value of giving back and help them understand the importance of decluttering. You could even have a garage sale or donate items to a local charity.

  1. Get Creative with Storage

One of the reasons why clutter accumulates is because there isn't enough storage space. To prevent this from happening, get creative with storage solutions. For example, you could use under-bed storage boxes or hanging organizers to maximize space. Encourage your kids to help you come up with storage solutions that work for them.

  1. Set Goals

Setting goals is a great way to stay motivated and focused. Encourage your kids to set decluttering goals for themselves. For example, they could aim to donate five toys or get rid of 10 pieces of clothing. Celebrate their achievements along the way to keep them motivated.

By following these tips, you can make decluttering a fun and rewarding experience for your entire family. Remember to start small, make it a game, donate or sell items, get creative with storage, and set goals. Happy decluttering!


Monika Strand is the author of over 50 children's books. Her happy space and niche is creating personalized books for birthdays, baptisms, big brother/sister books, holidays, kids moving and other momentous occasions.

For all your personalized children's book needs, you can find Monika’s books by visiting: justforyoubooks.com.

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