This post is sponsored by our friends at Brother. All opinions are my own.
I have three girls all living in a small space. Living here in Orange County, we‘re close to the beach but that also means that we don’t have a whole lot of space. When our girls are not organized it’s felt throughout our entire family. Our morning routines become much more chaotic and so that’s why it’s essential that we stay organized.
5 Simple Tips For Getting Your Kids Organized
- Find A Home Base For Everything! This one is super simple, each thing has a place to call home. If it doesn’t have a home consider donating it.
- Rotate It Out! I think it’s a great idea to keep things rotated when it comes to kids. My kids had these big tubs of toys but because we organized them into smaller more manageable storage our girls actually know what they have and can more easily play with those items. This also works well for books, I move books in and out of their book shelf and it’s like they have a new library all because it’s better organized.
- Make Them Do It! I know it’s easy to take over and do everything for them but it’s really important that as I am helping them organize their things that they are the ones doing the work. Even my five year old helps out and organizes the smaller toys.
- Organize The Bathroom! My girls have a very big selection of hair ties, headbands and bows. There’s nothing that slows down our morning routine quite like not being able to find hair ties, especially when I know that in a house full of girls we should have eleven billion of them. Organizing our bathroom has had its major benefits. Keep it simple with things like floss, hair ties, and accessories in their own small containers so that they’re easy to find.
- Use Proper Tools! I’ll admit I’m not the most organized person in the world. I actually need it more than most people so using things like a label maker to make my life easier is a must.
This weekend I got to test out my brand new P-touch Cube. I’ve been keeping it out right on my counter because I’m finding more and more ways to easily create labels for our everyday life. I just easily connect to the P-touch Design&Print App via my phone and I can design and print my very own labels. There’s more than 450 symbols, 60+ frames and a variety of fonts which means I can easily personalize any label.
It really all started last week when my girls couldn’t find any of her reading books after school. I found their book and toy shelf in total disarray. Come to think of it, I probably didn’t do that great of a job organizing things to begin with. But in an effort to make our life less chaotic I’m making changes to organize our small space. I decided to make their book shelf into an area that can be easily changed out as they continue to grow.
In the end they had a well thought out space. We organized all the books into an area for my oldest, my middle kiddo and my youngest who just started to read. We also added small baskets that include their toys. I’m planning on swapping out those smaller baskets with other toys that they have. This will keep their play center exciting and engaging and is an easier way to keep their small space clean and our girls having fun.
We also took the time to organize their bathroom space to make our morning routines easier. We did already have a bin that held all of their hair things. It needed to be better organized so we tackled that. It turned out so well and now when our girls need a hair tie they’re not digging through a basket to find what they need. They know exactly where it is and it’s making all of our lives a little less chaotic.
You can find P-touch Cube in stores and online.
Can your kids be better organized?