Your child does not have to live in a pig sty. Organization is a learned behavior and it’s something you can easily teach your children!  You need to make it fun and easy for them at an early age.  They clean up in preschool, there’s no reason they can’t do the same at home. Don’t be afraid to bribe and threaten. Eventually they will catch on!

Organizing Your Child's Room Like a Pro

Here are some helpful tips that you can use to get the organization process going in your child’s room:

  1. Make sure shelves are low enough so that children can take toys out and put them away without assistance.
  2. Line children’s books in size order and pull them out to the edge of the book shelf.  This makes your child’s collection of books look tidy and inviting.
  3. Use adjustable shelving in children’s closets.  Over the years, the size and shape of your child’s clothing will change, so make sure the closet can adapt.
  4. Manage your child’s display area.  While you don’t want a child’s room to look sterile, you also don’t want a museum of bad pottery projects and meaningless trophies.  Give your child a discrete area where s/he can display treasures.

Limit the number of stuffed animals on the bed.  There’s nothing that looks more cluttered than a bed full of stuffed toys.

Barbara Reich is a Professional Organizer & Author at “Resourceful Consultants”

About The Author: Barbara Reich is a professional organizer based in New York, New York. Her tough-love approach turns organization and clutter from a chore to a lifestyle. Her book, “Secrets of an Organized Mom” is on shelves now. To find more tips from Barbara, please visit or

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Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.