7 Simple Steps for Cleaning the Bedroom That Kids Can Use ...


I like to give my kids steps for cleaning the bedroom or they’re just in there playing with toys and randomly shoving things where they don’t belong.

You can’t just tell your kid to go clean his room.

Trust me.

I know this.

However, all is not lost.

There’s no reason why you can’t expect your children to tidy their own rooms – you’re not their slave after all.2

However, it’s much easier for them to accomplish the task if you break it down into simple steps for cleaning the bedroom that they can follow.

1. Pick up Dirty Clothes

If your child’s room is anything like mine, there are dirty clothes in heaps all over the place, so one of the first steps for cleaning the bedroom has to be getting them taken care of.2

Have your child scout around the room looking for stray socks, pajama bottoms and other dirty clothes that didn’t make it to the hamper.

Then have her put them all in one big pile and carry them to the laundry basket.

2. Gather the Trash

My son loves to construct robots and animal habitats from the stuff in the recycling bin.

That inevitably means there is lots of trash in his room.

Hang a large trash bag on your child’s doorknob, then instruct him to go through the room gathering all the garbage and stuffing it in the bag.

You might want to follow behind because a child’s idea of trash likely differs dramatically from what you call trash.

3. Clear off the Furniture

Chances are your child’s dresser, nightstand and headboard are all cluttered with things that don’t belong there.

Help your child remove those items and place them in piles on the floor based on where they belong.

For example, put all the books in a pile, all the action figures in another and all the Legos in another.

Create one pile for each item.

Tackle the Closet
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