Children can learn a lot from doing household chores. Doing chores helps children learn about what they need to do to care for themselves, a home and a family. … and sharing the household chores can also help families work better and reduce family stress. When children help out, chores get done sooner, and parents have less to do.
It’s wise to involve our son’s too in household activities not only for ourselves but for their own well being.
Being mindful about what we bring into our space means I spend less time shopping, organizing, and tidying up. Buying fewer things that are better quality also reduces clutter and waste.
I am on a mission to simplify our home – it has been a mind shift to really believe and act accordingly to the saying that “less is more” but I am enjoying the change in lifestyle so much.
After tackling my own wardrobe, it was time to get onto the kids’. Adding bins and baskets to kids’ closets helps control clutter buildup. Use a variety of plastic bins and baskets to accommodate different-sized items.
Creative way to fold clothes in drawers – Simply fold the clothing into thirds or quarters with the folded edge up. This makes it really easy to see what clothes are in the drawer, and take one half way through the drawer and won’t make a mess!
Plastic Drawers – Add extra space to a closet, these are particularly good if you are renting so you can easily take it with you when you move.
Rotating seasonal clothing in and out of the closets is no easy task. For items that we know will be used again next season, we use designated bins to keep things tidy.
Use hangers to display everyday accessories. This trick is just for those everyday items that you wear week in, week out. I’m talking capd, scarves, belts and more. This will remove the need for clunky accessory boxes, freeing up more space in your tiny wardrobe for more important things.
Alternatively, you can break down the clothing your baby outgrows by sorting it into a few different baskets. Consider one exclusively for old toys, one dedicated to items that will be donated and a third for items that you’ll hand down to the next child in your rotation.
Don’t underestimate your little ones! I have been so impressed with my son! He’s loved having more responsibility.