The Problem: Ignoring Kids' Clutter
Kids have tons of stuff. While it would ideally stay in its designated areas, it doesn't. It gets everywhere. You could let the clutter torment you, getting in constant yelling matches over its mysterious migration from the playroom to the kitchen — or you could put solutions in place to organize it where it lies. Jessica explained, "If you can keep clutter at bay and make activities more efficient, you'll feel happier because you have more time to spend enjoying your home."
Jessica says this starts with noticing how you really live — not how you wish you lived. "Does your family room floor always end up covered in toys? If so, what can you do to make cleanup easier? Do your kids' art supplies end up all over the kitchen island? If so, how can you make it easy to access, but also easy to put away?"
Don't get stuck in convention, There are no right or wrong answers here, Jessica reminds us. It's about finding what is best and easiest for your family. "What works for someone else might not work for you and vice versa. So feel free to keep art supplies in your kitchen, or have a speaker that plays songs while your children pick up toys off the floor, if that's the solution that works best."