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Organizing for Kids by Amanda Gracia Organize Your Room…Advice from a Kid My daughter wrote this article, specifically geared towards organizing for kids. I’m so proud of her! Here goes…I didn’t edit one word of it! Feel free to share it with your kids/grandkids… Hey! We all know organizing and cleaning your room is hard sometimes. Every time you’re doing something fun, it seems as if one of your parents comes and asks you to clean something. I’m going to give you 10 tips on how to clean your room without it being a BIG pain! 1. Try putting on your favorite show or listen to your favorite music. If you have something in the background that you are interested in, it might help you to not be so bored…and it makes the time go faster. 2. Break cleaning your room into parts. Depending on how messy your room is, you can clean in 10 to 15 minute blocks. After the time is over, you can do something else for a few minutes, and then get back to cleaning. Or, maybe you worked so hard the first time around that your room is already clean! 3. You have to actually get up and clean. You can’t sit back and imagine that your room is getting cleaned. Believe me, I've been there. It doesn’t work! 4. Think when you clean. Cleaning your room can be a way to clear your mind or maybe think about your day. You can think about your crush or just think about something fun…like being at the beach. Thinking can help you get your mind off of what you’re doing. Just don't forget to clean! 5. Think about what you can do when you’re done cleaning! Sometimes, all we can think about is how boring cleaning our room is going to be. Like UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! But, try to think about what you can do afterwards, such as hanging out with a friend, watching TV, going on Instagram, or playing a game. This way, you can look forward to doing something fun. 6. Make a deal with your parents! Maybe your parents will take you somewhere when you’re done. Maybe you can go for ice cream or frozen yogurt. Maybe you want to go shopping. In that case, you can also ask them for some money. But that’s unlikely. Still, it doesn’t hurt to ask! 7. Put things away when you take them out. I’m guilty of not doing this…which makes it harder to clean. When you’re done playing with something, put it away before getting anything else. I really should follow my own advice! 8. Speed clean! Clean your room as fast as possible. Run from one corner to another! Put that book away! Roll those headphones up! GO, GO, GO! FASTER, FASTER, FASTER!!! Just remember, it actually has to look good. Don't just put everything you own under the bed. If you do, you may get grounded. 9. Don’t complain. I know this can be really hard, but don’t complain. Just do it. Also, your parents will be extra happy with you for not complaining. After you’re done, everyone is happy and not in a bad mood. 10. Talk to someone on the phone. You can clean and talk to one of your friends on the phone. Just use the hands-free option. It can really take your mind off the job. I enjoy Facetiming or calling my friends when I have to clean or do any work. Sometimes, we’re both cleaning our rooms together at the same time!
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GON Organizing for Kids
Organizing for Kids by Amanda Gracia Organize Your Room…Advice from a Kid My daughter wrote this article, specifically geared towards organizing for kids. I’m so proud of her! Here goes…I didn’t edit one word of it! Feel free to share it with your kids/grandkids… Hey! We all know organizing and cleaning your room is hard sometimes. Every time you’re doing something fun, it seems as if one of your parents comes and asks you to clean something. I’m going to give you 10 tips on how to clean your room without it being a BIG pain! 1. Try putting on your favorite show or listen to your favorite music. If you have something in the background that you are interested in, it might help you to not be so bored…and it makes the time go faster. 2. Break cleaning your room into parts. Depending on how messy your room is, you can clean in 10 to 15 minute blocks. After the time is over, you can do something else for a few minutes, and then get back to cleaning. Or, maybe you worked so hard the first time around that your room is already clean! 3. You have to actually get up and clean. You can’t sit back and imagine that your room is getting cleaned. Believe me, I've been there. It doesn’t work! 4. Think when you clean. Cleaning your room can be a way to clear your mind or maybe think about your day. You can think about your crush or just think about something fun…like being at the beach. Thinking can help you get your mind off of what you’re doing. Just don't forget to clean! 5. Think about what you can do when you’re done cleaning! Sometimes, all we can think about is how boring cleaning our room is going to be. Like UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! But, try to think about what you can do afterwards, such as hanging out with a friend, watching TV, going on Instagram, or playing a game. This way, you can look forward to doing something fun. 6. Make a deal with your parents!  Maybe your parents will take you somewhere when you’re done. Maybe you can go for ice cream or frozen yogurt. Maybe you want to go shopping. In that case, you can also ask them for some money. But that’s unlikely. Still, it doesn’t hurt to ask! 7. Put things away when you take them out. I’m guilty of not doing this…which makes it harder to clean. When you’re done playing with something, put it away before getting anything else. I really should follow my own advice! 8. Speed clean! Clean your room as fast as possible. Run from one corner to another! Put that book away! Roll those headphones up! GO, GO, GO! FASTER, FASTER, FASTER!!! Just remember, it actually has to look good. Don't just put everything you own under the bed. If you do, you may get grounded. 9. Don’t complain. I know this can be really hard, but don’t complain. Just do it. Also, your parents will be extra happy with you for not complaining. After you’re done, everyone is happy and not in a bad mood. 10. Talk to someone on the phone. You can clean and talk to one of your friends on the phone. Just use the hands-free option. It can really take your mind off the job. I enjoy Facetiming or calling my friends when I have to clean or do any work. Sometimes, we’re both cleaning our rooms together at the same time!
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