HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT ORGANIZATION

Kids are super cute but they are usually mischievous mess-makers. So the earlier you start teaching them the value of organization, the more it will help them to succeed not only at school but everywhere else too.

ghk 1

babbleStart with every day habits or routine like packing lunch box or school bag, getting dressed or even brushing teeth before going to bed. This will encourage them to remember and learn to do the essential things regularly.

ghk

Designate a definite place and time of study. It should be a quiet place with least distractions. Encourage him or her to decide which assignments are priority. Sit with them to review the homework, things needed for school the next day or any special project work. You can install a pegboard near the study table to help organize papers, notes, art work, craft supplies etc. neatly.

3Use folders and files to sort and organize notes, assignments, completed work or work to do, separately. Make sure your child tries to do it himself gradually. Color code or label folders for ease if required.

a bowl full of lemons

While choosing a school bag or locker or closet organizer to store all school supplies, make sure it has enough compartments to arrange different things easily. This is where toddlers start figuring out what fits in where and why they should separately stack things like books, notes, stationery, lunchbox etc.

Pack-a-lock

Teaching kids to clean up after play time or store their dirty laundry neatly is a cool way to teach them organization and also keeps the nursery clutter free. Will help you to breathe easy too! Use our incredibly cute toy organizers, storage sacks and multipurpose laundry bags to control playroom mess. The double flap organizers will help them separately store their toys, games, books, clothes and much more! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-animalstorage 

ghk-kids-organizing-toy-bin-lgn

double flap

Use labels for bins if that makes finding stuff easier. Like for instance “Everyday toys”, “Favorite Toys”, “Old Toys”. Keep the bins for old toys or clothes higher up on the shelf and the more frequently used ones on the lower shelves so that kids are able to reach them easily. Teach them to donate toys he no longer plays with…he will learn to care for others 🙂

happyorganized life Use our colorful drawer dividers to arrange your children’s inner wear, delicate items or accessories. Motivate them to do the arranging themselves. You can also paint an old dresser with chalkboard paint and label each drawer for different items! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-closetdivider 

elle-design

inner wear

Get a funky, vibrant calendar for your little one’s room. Let them inculcate the habit of jotting down reminders like- things to do, household chores to help with or maybe something they need for school, exam dates, assignment submission dates and so on. Or encourage them to create check lists.

kids calendar

Capture

When you go shopping, involve your kids while planning what things to get, which route to take. Even when you are planning a vacation, let them decide what clothes, games or essential items they want to take along.

ghk-kids-organizing-children-in-grocery-store-lgnAll these little ways can instill a sense of responsibility in your little munchkins and prepare them to evolve into sensible adults 🙂

Photo credits: Uberlyfe, Babble, Good Housekeeping, Elle-Design, A bowl full of Lemons, Freshome, Cgvector, Clutterbug, Happy Organized Life

Advertisements

ORGANIZATION IDEAS FOR GROWING KIDS AND TEENS

As your kids grow up, do you get the feeling that they need more space with each passing day? Their clothes, shoes, books, games, sports equipment just keep on piling endlessly! Storage becomes a headache…and you think that you might lose it!

Here we will show you a few tricks to keep your cool in the war against clutter…

A large closet or wardrobe is often the best and most obvious solution. If you can devote an entire wall for this, nothing like it! Use beautiful, colorful bins (http://tinyurl.com/okj2jbbwherever required. They hide the mess and add to the decor.

33

98

Designing a “raised” bed for your growing toddler or teen is perfect since drawers or shelves below the bed, provide ample space for things rarely or seasonally used. You can also preserve toys he no longer plays with.

6

2

Check out this room below…the way storage has been designed both under and around the bed, is ingenious! Space has been efficiently utilized.

44

Simple open shelves on the wall can look very stylish if cleverly color coordinated. But if you combine them with some beautiful wall art, like decals or stickers (http://tinyurl.com/pgll6hw), it will look brilliant! See the images below for a better idea…

4

88

334

Fancy wire baskets on the wall look chic and are space saving despite being able to hold toys, books etc. Or you can go for a large pegboard to hold all stationery and craft items or maybe hang his favorite art work!

bhghangingplanters

3

When space is a worry, combining the bed and study area “vertically” is a smart move. It’s a fun arrangement for kids too!

65

77

If the room is being shared by siblings, even then it is possible to create enough room for storing all their needs! A look at these rooms below clearly shows that even stairs have enormous possibilities!

889

Capture

So now that you know what all ways can keep your kids happy and their room clean, simultaneously…get started 🙂

Photo credit: Houzz, Chic & Cheap Nursery

THE JOY OF LEARNING…

Making the process of learning, fun for kids is an art! How many times have you faced the concern that your little chipmunk does everything but study? Maybe he finds it boring or not stimulating enough…maybe he needs some creative, more interactive way to enjoy the fruit of knowledge 🙂

Now we know that there is a whole range of products in the market which are dedicated to appeal to the inquisitiveness of kids. But we think there is particularly one which provides a constant motivation to learn even for a baby! Alphabet wall decals…easy to apply on the nursery wall maybe near the crib, these are bound to make your little one curious.

Image

Image

Image

Available in bold, vibrant colors and sometimes with animal motifs (Elephant for E, Vulture for V and so on), these are both visually and mentally inspiring! See more on: http://tinyurl.com/o3lb3so; http://tinyurl.com/prwuwt3