Organizing closets for kids stuff can be really fun. First, the mom calls me in to show me the “disaster” or toys everywhere on the floor. She tells me how hard it is to keep her kids’ rooms neat and is pleading for help. That is where I can be a great help.
The start of the project is to look at what each child needs in the room so that they can be organized. As long as the clothes are accommodated in the closet, I like to give children lots of shelves. This of course goes hand in hand with planning that someday Susie and Danny will no longer be 8 and 6 years old but teenagers with different closet needs.
However, until then it is getting them organized now. One of the biggest complaints that I have run across about clutter is Legos. Kids love them – they love building them, creating new structures, following instructions to build a specific model and using their imagination. It’s the parents that hate them – the small pieces, stepping on them when they are on the floor and the mess. How do you keep the peace between parents and Lego-loving kids?
It depends. Here are some different methods you can use to keep harmony in the family:
Once you determine the method you want to adopt, buy some clear plastic shoe boxes and start sorting. No matter which one you land on, one of these methods of keeping Legos will keep peace in the house.
By Kathryn LaBarbera or Closet Factory Los Angeles
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