Happy Friday my friends! I missed chatting with you about the weekend last Friday. I hope you had a good weekend and a good week. Around here it’s been a busy week. Family-wise, we’re getting into the summer groove, and all of that is going well. We’re keeping cool and the kids are having some fun. Business-wise we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on my newest online workshop Organizing with Your Kids. It’s really fun to see it all coming together. I’m super excited to open this workshop and share the information, tips and ideas with other parents so they can give their kids the gift of organizing.
So I thought it would be fun to kick off the weekend with a Freebie Friday. Up for grabs this week is one spot in Organizing with Your Kids!
If you’re overwhelmed by your kids’ clutter or you’re just tired of dealing with it, please know that you’re not alone. Even if you’re fairly organized, it’s always a different ball game when you’re organizing for someone else. And when it’s your own child, the stakes are even higher. I find that parents often judge themselves based on the results of their children. (Does this sound familiar?)
I’ve been there, too. Right after becoming an organizer, I realized some of the spaces in my home didn’t look like they belonged in the home of a professional organizer. My daughter’s bedroom was right at the top of that list! She was a four year old who loved her stuff. All of it! The stuff was coming in—from birthday parties, Christmas, gifts from grandparents—faster than we could keep up and clear things out. This, coupled with my daughter’s sentimental side, made it difficult to keep her room clutter free…which made me doubt myself as a parent and an organizer.
Fast forward six years and I have learned a lot about how to organize with kids. Even more important, my kids have learned a lot. In fact, my son, now 12, organized his closet on his own after a recent shopping trip. I didn’t ask him to do it…he wanted to do it and he did it all by himself! My daughter recently decluttered and organized our craft and homework cabinet—all by herself! All those years of going through their stuff together and involving them in the organizing process paid off!
My son's bag of donations after his closet clean out.
Kids can learn how to get organized just as they can learn how to ride a bike or brush their teeth. And you, as their parent, are the best person to teach your child how to do it. With the tips, secrets and strategies presented in this workshop, you’ll learn the process I’ve been using with my kids for years. You’ll leave this workshop armed with a plan and a process to create organized spaces that will work well for you and your kids. You will also have strategies and ideas for teaching your child organizing skills and habits that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
When you teach your kids how to get organized, you give them a gift that lasts a lifetime! So, to celebrate the start of this new online workshop, we’re giving a gift to one lucky winner—the gift of a spot in this workshop. Sound fun? If you’re interested, here’s what to do:
Here’s how to enter for a chance to win a spot in Organizing with Your Kids:
1. In the comments answer this question: What is your biggest challenge when it comes to organizing with your kids? AND / OR…
2. For a second chance to win, ask me a question about this workshop in the comments.
3. For a third chance to win link to this giveaway on Facebook. AND / OR…
4. For a fourth chance to win, tweet this giveaway with a link on Twitter. AND / OR…
5. Do all four for four chances to win!
Make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do telling us what you did—answered the question, asked a question, linked on Facebook or Tweeted.
By the way, if you've already signed up for the workshop and win the freebie, we will refund your money. :) Comments will stay open through Sunday, June 12 at 9:00 PM Central. The winner will be announced on Monday. Good luck...and have a terrific weekend!
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