Just a quick post today, hoping to offer you some hope for your own children’s tidying tactics.
My kids don’t have a huge excess of clothes, so I had been folding them flat, stacked horizontally, the standard traditional way. I know, “practice what you preach, meanie!”. Especially since my husband and I do this in our own drawers. So I did.
My son’s drawer gets messy after about a week or two and it took me way too long to realize that I should have been doing this for him all along. So i showed him how I fold the clothes in order to file them so they won’t fall down.
My husband and I do the laundry folding anyway, so I let him know that I he doesn’t need to get upset if he can’t fold it as well as I do, it’ll be folded for him. He just needs to put it away when a clean pile comes to his room.
After watching how I did it, he was so pleased and committed to the idea of keeping it this way.
A week later, and he’s still right on track, and I’m pleased as punch 🙂
Teach your kids how to fish and they’ll….well, teach them how to file their clothes and they’ll keep it tidy 😉