Hello lovelies! I’m Kirsten from One Tough Mother, and one of the new contributors to My Favorite Finds. I am so excited to be a part of this little family! Each month I’ll be sharing different ways to organize and simplify your life. Be sure to stop by One Tough Mother for other organizational ideas, as well as crafts and home decor projects!
Today, I want to take you to the deep dark recesses of chaos….also known as your child’s bedroom. Now don’t run off screaming just yet, and don’t just close their door and walk away! I’m here to help!
I have an almost-11-year-old daughter who did not inherit my gift of organization, so I’m learning to be creative and patient with her. I am a huge fan of age-appropriate chores, and feel that my daughter’s chores are her “job” at our home. We have tried multiple techniques – a chore list posted in the kitchen, a reward system, allowing her to pick and choose which chores she did on which days….
After almost getting to my breaking point a few weeks ago, I decided to have a little chat with my daughter. We came to the conclusion that visual aids, deadlines, and the threat of losing something valuable to her are all motivators to getting her chores done.
I came up with this, which now hangs in her bedroom on the closet door attached by a Command hook: