If you have a child, you have to deal with your child's room. You may remember being yelled at as a kid to keep your room clean, and you may have wondered what the big deal was. Today, I totally understand why my mom was always on my case to get my room cleaned up, and why she would get so upset when I let it go.
For parents, seeing messed up kids bedrooms is something that will never be acceptable. When you spend a lot of time keeping the rest of the house clean, chaos in the bedrooms seems to make it seem like you have done nothing at all. Kids bedrooms are a place where many kids play. If you can, you should have a separate room for toys, and if you can do this, the bedrooms will remain cleaner for longer. Most of us don't have this extra space, and if we do, we have to use it for something else.
If at all possible, you should give your children the bigger rooms when moving in to a new house if you don't have room for a toy room. That way, they can keep a better handle on the toys they have. If you find that your kids bedrooms are always a disaster, you have to come up with a plan to keep it picked up. This will be hard, and I have to tell you, I have failed on every attempted.
My kids bedrooms have always been a disaster, and no matter how hard I try, I cannot get her to pick up the toys and clothes. We can help her, but the mess is back the next day. Short of cleaning her room for her, or moving, I am at a loss as to what to do next. You may want to get storage units to put into your kids bedrooms if they seem to have too many toys on the floor all the time. This hasn't worked well for me, but maybe it will for you. My daughter is spoiled rotten by my family, and I don't know how to get them to quit.
As a result, she just has too many toys. Before each holiday I must go through her stuff and throw things away, and give away the good stuff to charity. Otherwise, she'd be living in Toys R Us. The very best thing to do if your kids bedrooms are driving you nuts is to close the door and try to forget about it. It works for me.
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