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The Teacher is Talking: De-junking Your Kid’s Space

By Leslie Lindsay Last Tuesday, we tackled the junky room of the century (my daughter’s) and now we’re moving on to the basement playroom.  While I love the idea of this space, I have a hard time keeping it clean–or rather, teaching my daughters to keep it clean.  Together, we worked out some of the kinks.  That’s not to say it will continue to be clutter-free, but when I indicated the basement playroom is still part of the house (not just a dumping ground), and that we put things away after playing just like we would in a classroom, they began to “get it.”  Here are some ideas that may work for you: Locate several buckets/tubs and mark them: “Donate,”  “Resale,” “Repurpose” Grab a trash bag.  Mark it “Trash.”  Then find a big paper shopping bag.  Mark is “recycle.”  That’s for all of the construction paper scraps and projects that are no longer. Turn on some music that you and your kids like.  You may even consider setting a timer, if your kiddos respond to that kind …