What should you do with your birth certificate, social security card, passport, banking documents, will, and all of the other valuable papers? You know better than to pack them up and send them in the moving truck or ship them. But, what is the best way to keep them safe and accessible during your move?
When overwhelmed by baby clutter, many new parents turn to the bestseller "Spark Joy" in hopes of learning the KonMari method of organizing. The book claims that for an ordered life one must discard any object that does not "spark joy." But, what if the book sparks the opposite of joy? What if the book, itself, must be disposed of?
Even if you only spend 15-30 minutes in your affected area at a time, you are making progress. Starting in an area of your home that isn't needing your attention is defeating the purpose. You will still feel frustrated because the area in your home that needs the attention isn't getting the attention it deserves.
There are lots of arguments as to why a child should have a clean bedroom--and not just because mom or dad said so. Studies show that clean and organized rooms help children succeed both academically and socially, leaving them free from the distractions of clutter and better able to focus and even relax.