Have you noticed that when you get your kids to ‘help’ you with something most of the time they are doing the exact opposite? This is why I have trained my mind to think that instead of them helping me I am helping them to eventually learn an important skill. I still tell them they are helpers, because it makes us all feel good and encourages their desire to be helpful throughout their lives.
I have many friends who are super planners and rid their home of old/unused toys before the Christmas haul takes over. Sadly, I am not one of these people. This left me with a very clear, distinct New Year’s resolution: organize toy room clutter! Here's how I did it: