Maintaining organizational systems

Professional organizer Beth Zeigler offers suggestions on how parents can help kids stay organized
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Maintaining organizational systems

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My best tips for helping kids maintain the systems that are put into place are to go over the expectations with the children. Their version of what is organized is often different than what the parents' version of what organized is. I think when they're young you're going to have to be maybe a little more lax about what your expectations are. You can always walk them through exactly how you want them to put away the toys. And again, just go over the expectations so that everyone is on the same page. I think it's also important to create incentives and even having a chart, so that you are able to again give the child accountability. Everyone can check in and make sure you're on the same page.

Professional organizer Beth Zeigler offers suggestions on how parents can help kids stay organized

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Beth Zeigler

Professional Organizer

Beth created B•neato Professional Organizing after someone recognized her organizing talents and told her about the National Association of Professional Organizers. Ever since, she's been blogging about getting organized for well-known companies, such as Apartment Therapy and Rubbermaid. Beth's goal is to make getting organized accessible to all which is why she created No Mess No Stress Organizing Boot Camp (which is known in some circles as a work-out for your filing system). When she's not helping clients de-clutter, Beth can be found keeping her busy household in order in Silver Lake, CA.

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