More to Organising

So today, although I will share some books for adults at the bottom, I am very excited to introduce you to my new company, or rather another bow to my expertise.

From being a teacher, where we organise classrooms in areas to support their learning, providing reading and writing opportunities as well as constructions, role play, small world, creative, sensory etc and being a nanny where I organise playrooms, bedrooms, craft cupboards and even kitchens, my love of the organised and how it helps children to become more independent and makes your life easier has become more apparent.

During the pandemic, I joked over a year ago with my boss that I was going to give up Nannying and start decluttering.

Well, I haven’t, and I couldn’t: I love nannying with all my heart. However; I do love organising and I want to share my little tit bits with the world so you can help your children to have more independence and make life easier.

Declutter and donate

It’s just been Halloween! It’s time to get rid of any candy they will not eat. In one family we had so much that it ended up going off before they managed to get through it. Even their favourite sweets became inedible. Eat or get rid!
Same with your crafty bits or decorations, well, don’t eat them. But store in a labelled box AND DON’T FORGET WHERE YOU PUT IT. The amount of times I’ve been asked to buy more Halloween things, only to find them when decluttering! Same for the fancy dress outfits, unless you have younger siblings, donate those costumes. Your child won’t fit in them next year!

Rotate summer and winter wardrobe

With Winter coming (I think it has arrived) switch out those summer hats for the woolly ones. I keep gloves in the matching hats. I even keep snuggly socks with these so then they go away for summer. Keep by the door if possible.

Kitchen and craft!

My Tupperware organising skills even made it into a reference for a magazine when I won an award for exemplary work in the Nanny Industry in 2019 in New York!
I use my experience as a teacher to help me. I used to use my own money to pay for resources in the classroom so I am always finding ways to keep the costs down when decluttering and organising. Re-use take away plastics as they are stackable and the children can see in them, meaning they can be more independent.
When it’s organised, it saves the children a lot of time finding what they want!
When tidying up, sometimes there is not much time, have a miscellaneous drawer which you can come back to.

More to books…

I am obsessed with The Home Edit. I use their colour coding methods for books and clothes as it means the children know where to find them AND where to put them away again.

So neat!
It makes my heart sing
Children know what colour their favourite book is. So they can find them more easily. Plus, a tidy room makes a tidy mind. Meaning they can play more productively, know where to put things back and sleep better.
Stacey Solomon’s Tap to Tidy shows you before and after and I am here for it.
Marie Kondo uses a method to fold the clothes so every item can be seen, it means the children are less likely to throw them all on the floor when they are looking for their favourite top!

Follow me on Instagram @more_to_organising for more tips

Or contact me if you’d like me to come into your home to organise your children’s playrooms or bedrooms.

More to Organising– organising with your child in mind

Help your child become more independent and make your life easier

Published by moretobooks

Award- winning author of the book: “There’s more to books than reading- how to help your child bring stories to life” With a Masters in Education, I have taught as a School teacher across Northern England and have worked as a Nanny/Governess in London and across the world. I support parents and nannies to bring learning into the home in an exciting and purposeful way. Also a speaker at events such as NannyPalooza and the International Nanny Day 2017 and featured in the Nanny Magazine (USA) and Childcare Magazine (UK)

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