Barbara Reich, professional organizer and author of the soon-to-be-released (February 26!) book, Secrets of an Organized Mom, came to my rescue a few weeks ago when we were reorganizing my son’s room to get ready for his big paint-over. I sent her a few pictures of trouble spots and asked for advice for tween organization.
Barbara’s bedroom organization tips for tweens
Cleaning can be fun!
Make clean up fun by using chic containers and bins. When the storage containers are part of the room’s decor, your tween will be more likely to put things away.
What we did: We took a trip to target where he picked out a few containers that he liked (they were plain and boring, really. He’s a boy.) He’s actually using them!
K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, silly)
Keep the room as simple as possible. For example, if all s/he has to do is pull a coverlet or comforter over the sheets, s/he just may make the bed every day.
Put the hamper in the tween’s room
Go ahead, make a tween’s day… bribe them
Bedroom Organization Tips specifically for Big’s Room
His room doesn’t need to be a library
Target buckets (or shelves)
Buy the book!
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