Getting My Tween Organized

by Becky Baudouin

My 11-year-old daughter is introverted, creative and usually spends time in her room with several projects going at once.

To help her get organized, I provided boxes, bins and file folders. I reduced surface areas that collected clutter, and she could choose what to keep based on available storage space. We hung as many clothes as possible and put the rest in wire racks with individual bins. My daughter had one "junk" bin that got cleaned out once a month — we either threw away items or found a permanent home for them. We also agreed on a weekly room check, just to make sure things didn’t get out of control.


This article appeared in the October/November 2012 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Becky Baudouin. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

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