“Tidy room, tidy mind” sounds like something a grandma would say. You know what? Grandmas are pretty smart.
Creative messes have their place, but when it comes to your girl’s day-to-day life, excess clutter can be her—and your—undoing. Cutting the clutter doesn’t have to be a monumental task, though: helping your girl adopt a simple, manageable tidying routine will give her the tools to stay on top of her stuff. By teaching her to take control of her space and time, you’ll both feel a lot less stress and she’ll enjoy the satisfaction of being in control of her space. Here’s how:
Take a stroll
Things are bound to get a little untidy over the course of a day. That can be easily managed! Each night before bed, encourage your girl to walk through her room and put things back where they belong. She’ll sleep better if things are in their place (especially anything that was piled on her pillow or tossed on her bed), and tomorrow morning she’ll wake to a clean, fresh start. Feeling inspired? You might join them and use that time to de-clutter, as well!