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How to involve Kids in decluttering their wardrobe #ShareTheLoad

May 3, 2019
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Whenever I ask my Husband to find a particular cloth in Kids wardrobe, his obvious reply comes “I didn’t find”. This is why I always keep Kid’s changing clothes outside while I leave for Office.

Unlike adults, Kids wardrobe demands frequent visits.

They need to be organized more frequently and de-cluttered timely. This is because-

  • Cloth size is small
  • There are many categories of clothes- Sports wear, school wear, party wear, night wear, regular wear and so on.
  • Searching by Kids results in shuffling and scattering

I try to involve my Kid while de-cluttering his Wardrobe and he happily participates.

However it is not easy to take Kid’s help because after a few minutes of folding and cleaning, they go into play mode and the struggle begins.

For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”

Benjamin Franklin

Tips to de-clutter Kids wardrobe

Less Deep, more better

Kids wardrobe should not be deeper than 1 feet. It helps them to see through all the clothes better.

Pack the not-in-season clothes

Keep only the current season clothes in the wardrobe. It confuses them and may result in power struggles.

Personal secret tip: Do not keep their favorite dress in line of sight otherwise they will ask to wear it daily and you may end up in tears.

Segregate the clothes as per the usage

I try to keep more frequently used clothes in the front line and rest at the back.

Use baskets or cardboard boxes

Keep the clothes in separate boxes or baskets according to the cloth type.

Like socks, handkerchiefs and inner wear.

Donate

Do not consider Kids clothes as keepsakes.

Do not hoard them in the name of memories. Donate them time to time to the ones in need.

Related read- De-cluttering Home with Family

This Sunday, My Son and I organized his wardrobe together. It was fun. He was super excited to begin.

Ariel #ShareTheLoad

Tips to involve Kids

Make the task enjoyable for them

The most enjoyable was to move out the clothes. He scattered the clothes around before we began the task.

Treat Trick

Tell them that they will get a treat when they finish the task. This makes them more enthusiastic and helps them realize the fruit of their labour.

Use Toy Cartons

Ask them to bring their toy cartons to organize the clothes separately.


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3 Comments

  • Reply How to make chores fun for Kids- Life through my Bioscope May 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm

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  • Reply Harvindar K Grewal May 15, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Hi Upasna, Great tip to involve kids in our work . They get excited and learn about their own work too.

    • Reply Upasna May 17, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Harvinder. They should learn this life skill or otherwise, they will take everything for granted. Earlier is better.

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