September 30, 2015
by Susan Hunsberger
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Newsletter September: Kids – They’ve Got the Right Idea

Background

In the organizing world, we often talk about turning tasks into games, making the task more interesting and (not coincidentally) more motivating.  Recently, I worked alongside a *3rd grader who, with no prompting, did just that!

Our job was to organize her bedroom.  In every session “Jane” discovered ways to turn our tasks into games.  Read on to inspire your own inner organizing child!

To read more: Click on this link to access the Organizing Tips: Kids – They’ve Got the Right Idea – September 2015 newsletter.

May 23, 2013
by Susan Hunsberger
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“Mom/dad, where are my stickers?”

hannah

PROBLEM
My kids don’t put their things away. They always ask me where everything is.

SOLUTION
Have your kids decide on homes for their things. After they have decided, have them give the homes labels. Here, a 5 year old has labeled her jewelry and stickers drawers. (So nice, eh?!)

HINT
Help create the habit of putting things in their homes. At the end of each day, set a timer and see how long it takes to get everything in its home.

April 29, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger
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Children’s Books

PROBLEM: My child’s books are all over the place. The books are hard for her to put on the shelf.

SOLUTION: Instead of putting the books on a shelf like in the library, try putting the books in bins or boxes. Not only can she can flip through the books and find the one she wants but she can also put the book back in the bin with ease.

HINT: Sometimes putting a hard cover book in the bin first for all the other books to rest on can keep the paperbacks from flopping around.