Have you found that the biggest problem with kids’ messy bedrooms is too much stuff? The main reason they are is because children not only physically grow quarterly they mentally and emotionally do too! That means they not only grow out of their clothes, they outgrow their books and toys. With the start of this new quarter, this is a good time to check in and get all the clothes, toys and books they’ve outgrown out of their rooms.
We, as parents, need to be on top of what they’re wearing, playing with and reading. Generally the clothes on chairs, beds and floors are the clothes they are currently wearing and the clothes in the drawers are too small or out of season. As far as what they're currently reading and playing with, that's pretty obvious too. The stuff they're not using is at the bottom of the toy box and stuffed in corners of closets and under beds.
Kids can’t put their clean clothes away in their drawers if they are already stuffed with clothes they don’t wear. They can't put their toys away when shelves are filled with books they don't read, and toy boxes filled with toys they don't play with.
Within the House Fairy Program you'll find the Messy Room Rescue series which was a make-over of a real child’s messy bedroom. Sophie, (the child in the video) is my granddaughter and the mother is my daughter, Peggy. Sophie is now a freshman in college and my hope is she’s learned a lot about keeping a neat room.
Here's video clip from the series.