If you have an organizational project to do around your home, it is a good idea to include your children in the project. Children who have the opportunity to work on organizational projects with you can strengthen their skills while learning a lot of positive skills to use in the future. Below, we will go over some reasons why you should be including your children. And, after all, it is never a bad thing when you have an extra pair of hands or two to help.
- They Will Learn to Appreciate a Clean Space
Who wants to live in a dirty space? Not I said the fly. Your child may like to keep his or her room a pigsty, but if you include them in routine organizational projects, they will quickly learn to love a clean space. After all, a clean space means you can play with all of your toys and find the toys that you want.
- They Learn How to Clean
Cleaning is more than just simply putting items into a pile in the corner of the room and when you include your children in your projects, you can help teach them how to clean properly. While you do not want your child to handle any chemicals, you can help show them how to properly put items back on a shelf and how to collect all of the pieces to a toy and keep them together.
- They May Declutter in the Process
One of the biggest benefits of including your child in an organizational project is that they will be able to see how many items they own. It is likely that they even have double or triple of the same item. When a child sees all of their items in one place, it is easier to explain to them that they do not need this many. Children will often help you declutter their room and they will choose to give up some of the toys they no longer need.
- New Items Will Appear
If your child’s room is unorganized and a disaster area, they will quickly lose toys and forget about some of them. When you and your child work together to declutter the room, your son or daughter will find new items that he or she forget they had. This is a fun time for children as they often find themselves overwhelmed with excitement because the toy is almost like new again.
- You Can Bond
While it may not seem like much bonding is going on, the two of you are able to spend some time together and get to know more about each other. Use this time to talk about school or something your child has on his or her mind.
If you have not started to include your child in your organizational projects, now is the time. The more you do, the more likely your child will keep his or her room clean in the future.