profmom Posted July 10, 2012 Share Posted July 10, 2012 Straightening, sorting, clearing out, and organizing my 7-year-old's bedroom is one of the things on my list, "Things I want done this summer -- before school starts!" What works for you?? Here are some of our problems: 1) Too many toys! She's the youngest, so she has her toys and hand-me-downs. She also thinks she wants ALL of them. I've tried to set up something like a "toy library," but I must be doing it wrong. We clear out a bunch of toys, sorting them into plastic containers, take them out to the garage, and they end up trickling back in or somehow it's all messy again (even when I think I'm being consistent about having her trade something that was in her room for the toy she wants from the garage)! What is your solution to organizing toys? If you say it's limiting toys, how exactly do you do that? 2.) Too much paper! She has a desk for drawing and a cork strip to hang some of her work, but there's still more paper. I've tried giving her sketch books instead to keep the paper contained, but she still manages to use lots of loose paper too. What do you do with all this artwork? 3.) Too much junk on surfaces! Her dresser, a table, her desk, and nightstand are cluttered. Do I just need to be super-strict about only decorative things on most of these surfaces, plus a neat desk? Maybe I should reduce the number of surfaces? 4.) Messy closet -- but this is mostly because there are too many toys. 5.) Lack of good maintenance routine. What really works here? It's going to involve my inspecting the room twice a day, isn't it??:glare::confused: Any tips will be appreciated!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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