Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids Rooms

| April 1, 2019 | 10 Comments

Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids Rooms

Giving your child’s closets and living space a deep clean will give your child a helpful boost in maintaining a clean, tidy space in which to rest and study. Here are simple spring cleaning tips for your child’s room:

Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids Bedroom
A girl’s bedroom

1. Closets and shelves

Children out grow both toys and clothes with remarkable speed, and without a regular purge of items, you’ll find your child’s room has less and less space and increasing amounts of disorder.

Sort through your child’s belongings with them. Donate all clothing items that no longer fit, and make a list of pieces of clothing they are in need of. Have your child sort through his toys and books putting all toys that he no longer plays with, in a pile to donate to a charity, or to give to a younger sibling.

While it may be slightly unrealistic to expect your child to enthusiastically join in on the spring paring down of belongings, giving an incentive for a clean room may help them join in with less balking. For example, tell your child that if they forsake X number of toys, then you’ll take them shopping for one choice toy or clothing item.

2. Bedding and furniture

Wash and air out all bedding, and clean out and vacuum under the bed and behind any larger furniture items.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids Bedroom
A girl’s bedroom

Now is a good time to evaluate whether your child has outgrown any pieces of furniture within the room. Comfortable chairs, a homework desk, and good lighting, are all furniture essentials that should remain at optimum functioning capacity.

3. Wipe and clean

Wipe down all surfaces (windows, frames, furniture, shelves, drawers, and any and all dust catching items) with the appropriate cleaning supplies. Sweep, wipe, or vacuum the floor.

4. Organize and put away

Now that your child’s room is spotless, it’s time to put everything back into its proper place neatly! As you put your child’s belongings away, make sure that there is a place for everything, and that things are labeled if need be, so your child can establish the habit of returning items to the appropriate places.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids Rooms
Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids Rooms

Spring cleaning is also a wonderful time to evaluate any room improvements that may be needed in your child’s room. A clean and orderly room will help heighten your child’s appreciation for cleanliness and order. It is well worth the time and effort that will be spent during the spring months of the new year.

Happy spring cleaning!

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Oh my goodness, I can’t express how much I love that bedroom! It’s so beautiful.

  2. Erin N says:

    I guess Spring is here, so it is time for Spring cleaning, too.. Thanks for these tips!

  3. Jenn Erin says:

    Excellent tips… nothing beats a nice and tidy room!

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    Oh my, I remember well, how my girls acted when it was time to clean their rooms, you would have thought it was the end of the world

  5. Shirley OFlynn says:

    Excellent tips! Organization is certainly key to ensuring that they keep the room tidy. The girl’s bedroom featured in your article is so pretty. I love the wall mural.

  6. Fan R. says:

    Kids grow fast, so regular purge of clothes is a must, agree, same with toys!

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