The Homework Station
– It is essential for visual kids to have a calm, quiet and organized space to do their schoolwork. A great way to start is to find a space in your home and keep it consistent. The space needs to have everything that they need to be successful in completing their homework so they don’t get distracted trying to find the things they need. The space doesn’t have to be an office or desk. In our family we use the dining room table and we made a portable homework station
that can be carried anywhere it is needed and put away when not in use. Some supplies to start with are pencils, pens, paper, ruler, calculator, highlighters, staples, etc.
The Drop Zone– We all have a space in our house that we drop our stuff when we get home. The key to getting this space organized is to make it accessible for everyone using it. That means making hooks for backpacks and coats at both a child level and an adult level and having a designated space for the shoes, boots, hats, gloves, etc. that need to have a place. We need to make it possible for our children to be able to take care of their own things and empower them to be successful with organizing.
The Art Area
– Every house needs a space for creative pursuits
but that area can get out of hand quite quickly without clear places for everything. The key to getting this space organized is to have an appropriate sized container and designated spot for everything. Putting a label on each container can be even more helpful in getting the kids to put things back where they belong.
– The key to getting your kids to put their clothes away and keep them organized is to make it easy for them to figure out where the clothes are supposed to go. Try labeling their drawers. I have the perfect solution for labeling your child’s dresser for easy use. These adorable drawer labels
that you can print at home and your child can color before putting them on the drawers.
-Another space that consistently needs organization is those toys. Whether you have a dedicated play room or just a space in your living room where toys are kept, it is essential to keep this area under control. The best way to keep this area tidy and organized is to get colorful bins and boxes and label them with both a picture and words so your child has a visual cue as to where everything goes. Once the system is in place it should only take a few minutes at the end of playtime to get everything back in its place.
For more ideas and tips on how to organize your kid’s space, read Get The Kids Organized and check out my Tools and Tips board on Pinterest.