Ep 76 | KonMari Quick Tips: Tidying with Kids

March 19th, 2019 · 14 mins 19 secs

About this Episode

KonMari Quick Tips! Every few weeks, we dedicate an episode to quick tips around a particular topic requested by a Spark Joy listener.

This week KonMari Quick Tips episode is dedicated to tidying with kids! KonMari’ing with kids presents its own special opportunities and challenges, but it can be done and can even be fun!

So now, we want to hear from you. Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

-The question from listener Heather that sparked our Quick Tips episode.
-How to determine whether to tidy your kids clothing after your own.
-Be mindful that all your child’s things may feel sentimental to them. Respect this, but guide your child in making choices.
-The importance of age and ability in guiding your child’s tidying experience.

KonMari Quick Tips:
-Tip: Utilize your kid’s natural love of their toys in teaching gratitude for the things they keep and the things they let go.
-Tip: Use a Thank You box as a means to create a physical boundary around the sorting process.
-Tip: Your kids will have different lengths of time they are able to focus. Keep sessions short.
-Tip: For artwork, consider using services such as Artkive to consolidate and preserve the most special things. Artkive
-Tip: Work with your kids to get rid of old broken crayons and paints in favor of things that encourage creativity.
-Tip: When organizing, encourage your child to consider that space is a precious commodity and consider which item is in it own space.

We are pleased to introduce the new Joy Sparker members of the Spark Joy Club.

Elisabeth Swim
Jonathan Perry
Janice Mellon
Melissa Woody
Robin Porter
Marte Rieser
Marla J. Williams
Rosanna Sutherby
Chelsea Lewis

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You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home
You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy