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From: The Wall Street Journal

How Parents Teach Children to Tidy Up Toys

The Wall Street Journal

To keep the toys tidy, Susan Lutz Klauda finally turned to her Excel spreadsheet skills.

Dr. Klauda, a 35-year-old Washington, D.C., education researcher, decided she was “fed up with the toys overtaking our living room,” especially after the birth of her second child earlier this year. She created a spreadsheet that labeled more than 100 household toys by category (arts & crafts, building sets and games) and developmental level (baby, toddler or preschool). Then she brought most of them to basement storage.

Every couple of weeks, she selects a few to bring upstairs. While the system has helped keep the house tidier, “it’s still amazing,” she says, “the amount of clutter.”

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start training at a very early age and do with them starting out. Don’t have access to too many at a time.


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