Summer is drawing to a close and it’s time to start directing some attention towards preparing your child to head back to school. The first task on my to-do list is eliminating any distraction in my son’s bedroom by tackling some of the clutter that has accummulated over the summer. Watch the vlog here, or scroll down to read more!
Minimizing clutter is a great way to create and maintain a calm and restful sleep space. Children’s bedroom can be hotspots for clutter. The problem is that clutter can restrict our ability to focus and process information, meaning that it can interfere with our ability to fall asleep.
The first step is to always be vigilant about what comes into our homes, but the summer often (and rightfully so) pulls our attention away from keeping our homes clutter free.
Tips to clear the clutter:
- Limit the number of toys in your child’s room. Think about which toys might distract them while they are trying to fall asleep.Those are the toys that you should keep out of their room, or out of their line of sight.
- Look for ways to organize your child’s room. It may not be possible to keep their toys in other areas of the home or a dedicated playspace. Now it a great time to find some creative solutions for keeping toys out of eye sight.
- Find new homes for items that are broken or are not longer played with. Connect with local agencies that might accept donations.
Do you struggle with clutter in your home? What works? What doesn’t? I’d love to hear from you!