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My 15 Favorite Items for Keeping Kids Organized

By Meghan Gesswein |

As a general rule, I am not an organized person. That’s really just a nice way of saying that I’m fairly messy.

With three kids, this has proven to be a bit of a nightmare. I can hardly keep up with my own messes, let alone theirs. And as they get older, their messes are getting bigger.

Over the years I’ve come up with a few ways to keep some of chaos at bay, but I’m always searching for new ideas that  might help. The big kids are getting to the point where they are more than capable of cleaning up after themselves and keeping their toys and school supplies organized. And I think if I implement some new rules and regulations, and provide them with the means to keep things somewhat neat and tidy, we’ll all live a less cluttered life. Hopefully.

To that end, now that we’ve moved into a new house and are starting fresh, I am determined to find a way to get my kids, and myself, organized right off the bat. I have put a lot of thought lately into what I can do to make sure that everything has a place, and to make it easy enough for the kids to be active participants in keeping their things neat and tidy.

We are fortunate in that we are remodeling our house, so we have opportunities to add in certain features that will help us. But you don’t have to tear down walls and add built-in cabinets to get your kids organized.

These are a few of my favorite organizational items for children. What are some of yours?

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Getting, and Keeping, Kids Organized

Book Sling

Available in fun fabrics, a book sling is a great way to keep books organized and readily accessible. Would be awesome next to a bed or desk and doesn't take up floor space!
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About Meghan Gesswein


Meghan Gesswein

Meghan Gesswein is a stay at home mom to three boys. Most of the time. Meghan is extremely active online, and writes for the ever growing mom blog, Meghan GWine. She was a regular contributor to the Parenting channels on Babble.

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