Are you sick of stepping on Lego bricks? Haven’t seen the floor in your child’s room for months?
I have good news! I’ve found the perfect way to help you stop procrastinating and declutter your child’s room FAST.
I will warn you, you probably will not be excited about this method but it is super effective.
Step 1: This first step is very important. Without it, this method will not work. You cannot, under any circumstances, clean your child’s room for them. Let all those toys and books build up until you have a nice thick layer on the floor.
Step 2: When your child says his tummy hurts, assume it will go away on it’s own then limit him to a strict diet of pizza and milk.
Step 3: Tuck your child into bed and wait.
Step 4: Throw away anything that your child pukes on.
We tried this method the other night.
I’m not sure I’d recommend it but it was definitely the fastest decluttering job we have ever done!
Not long after bedtime, my son came downstairs and told me he’d been sick. He mentioned that he “may have thrown up a little bit on the bunk bed ladder”.
I grabbed my rubber gloves and paper towels and got to work. It turns out “I may have thrown up a little bit on the ladder” is code for exorcism style puke.
It was on the ceiling you guys.
And on the walls. And inside the dresser drawers that hadn’t been closed. And on a pile of toys I’ve been nagging asking my kids to clean up for weeks.
Almost 13 years as a mom and this puke wins the prize for “most surface area covered”.
There’s a plus side to this though. All those clothes my kids took off and threw on the floor (and a few clean shirts they took to their room for me but didn’t quite make it into the dresser), are ones I’d been meaning to wash. We cleared those out and put the washing machine to work.
If you were worried about my carpet, don’t be. Fortunately it was covered in a thick layer of my daughter’s favorite books. Those old books we never read — those were well protected on the bottom layer. The favorite, well-loved (and more expensive books) took the brunt of it. It looks like we will be reading a lot of Golden Books in the near future.
I’ve been meaning to declutter my kids’ bedroom. My son and oldest daughter share a room and the floor is covered with my daughter’s toys (which drives him nuts).
The only way to keep a child’s room clean is to get rid of all the stuff.
It’s just too overwhelming for them to clean and too easy for them to mess up.
My daughter was having trouble saying goodbye to some of her toys. It turns out, she wasn’t quite as attached to them as she thought she was.
We had a few books and toys she was on the fence about getting rid of before but once I poured the vomit off of them and offered to wipe them clean she decided she had outgrown them and it was definitely time to get rid of them.
Forget hiding a box of toys in the garage for 6 months to see if she still wanted them. This was instant decluttering gratification!
As an added bonus, they went straight in the trash can saving me a trip to the donation site.
Now the bedroom for is clutter (and puke) free and my daughter is miraculously motivated to keep her toys picked up.
Have you ever tried this decluttering “method”? If you have, I feel your pain . . .
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