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De-Cluttering a Kid’s room

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I’m sorry to say that my boy’s room has been a mess for quite some time.  Telling him to clean it up wasn’t working at all and just got him and me frustrated. Then a friend at church introduced me to www.flylady.net and the routines I’ve picked up from FlyLady’s advice has made a huge difference.

Today, my son and I used a tool from FlyLady to help us to clean up his room:  bags marked Throw Away, Put Away and Give Away.  We took it in 15 minute chunks and over two hours we went from the Before to After in the pictures below.  It’s not perfect, but it’s certainly Good Enough that after we make his bed properly again, and finish putting away the things that need to go to other places in the house, he’ll have room and time to play with his model trains once more.

Before De-Cluttering

After De-Cluttering

FlyLady is right: You can’t organize clutter.  It has to go, leaving only the things you really love and use.

This is only a beginning for us, but we’re already seeing a big difference in our home. 🙂


Written by Rhyselle

February 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm

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