How to get the kids to clean their rooms

Keeping your kids room clean and tidy can be an arduous task. However, it is important to help kids to clean and tidy their room to teach them self-respect as well as how to care for their belongings. Kids that are taught to be orderly and clean up after themselves are likely to lead an active lifestyle and take care in all they do. A clean and tidy room provides more space to play and be active, as well as encouraging kids to show respect to their belongings.

Here is a look at how to help your kids keep their room clean and tidy:

Start clearing out

To begin with, give the room a good clear out with help from the kids. Have two boxes or bags to collect rubbish and another for items that can be donated to charity. Toys and clothes can become quickly outgrown. Clearing away unused and outgrown items provides extra space and makes it easier to get the room cleaned. Ensure to explain to the kids the plan of action, and give directions to ensure that the items cleared out are unwanted. A little persuasion may be needed with some items that are no longer needed. Working with the kids can get this task complete without causing upset.

Organizing your kids bedroom

Have a place for everything to make it easier for the kids to know where to put their belongings. Storage boxes and bins are great for organizing and tidying. These can be labeled and used to sort toys into, which makes it easier for children to find what they want to play with, as well as making tidying away easier, too. Enlist the kids to help with this task, as it prepares them for tidying on their own. Once all the toys have been sorted into boxes the room will already start to look a lot tidier ready for cleaning. Ensure to sort through drawers and the closet to tidy and organize these areas, too.

Get the kids to clean their room

Give the kids a damp soapy cloth to clean their toys and furniture, and ensure that the toys are put back into their designated boxes. Take this time to clean the window and higher areas that they cannot reach. Open the window to let some fresh air into the room. Strip the bed, turn the mattress and take out any dirty laundry. Place the storage boxes onto the bed to be able to clean the floor. Now that everything has been cleaned and organized, the floor can be vacuumed thoroughly. Get into all the corners and move furniture out to vacuum underneath. Many lost items are likely to be found during the clean.

Tidy up time

Now that the room has had a good clean, it is time to arrange it to make it functional. Ask the kids if they want any of the furniture moving, and place the storage boxes around the room neatly. Use any odd toys for display purposes to give the room a bit of fun. Get the kids to help make the bed and arrange their belongings. Once the room is complete, the kids will feel delighted, as their room will be transformed. Now that it is looking good, they are more likely to want to keep it this way. Plus, they have now learned how to clean and tidy their room.

Routine clean

Once a month help the kids to clear out and clean their rooms to ensure that they are kept in good condition. During the week the kids can put away and tidy their rooms, and at the weekend, time can be scheduled for them to clean their own room. Providing they are cleaning their room weekly, and putting away after play, their room should be kept orderly. Once the routine is set in place, their room can be kept in a much better condition. This allows them to use their space more effectively, and enjoy their belongings more.

Once the kids have been shown how to get organized and clean their room, they can continue doing this independently. Once a month give help to deep clean and clear out their room. If this is done regularly, it can take less time each time. Teaching kids to be responsible for their belongings is important. Helping your kids keep their room clean and tidy can promote a sense of pride and care for their belongings. In addition, they are learning to be responsible.