Kid’s Party + Your Home = Disaster

Kid’s Party + Your Home = Disaster

How to have a kid’s party & keep an organized home

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It’s pretty much a fact of life. Where there are children, there will be a mess. Especially if you have 30 of them running around your house. The thought of having dozens of kids in your home and the mess it may leave can drive a lot of parents to avoid a party. This doesn’t have to be the case however; you can host dozens of people and be left with only a minimal mess.

By taking the proper steps you can decrease the chaos and clutter in your home. You’ll have to take some time in advance to think it out. Consider the following:

  • Plan ahead. Try to come up with a list of all the details you will need to consider. This especially includes areas that you fear will get messy the quickest or will bother you the most.

 

  • Clean your home. This includes making sure all trash and recycling cans are completely empty – including the bathroom trash.

 

  • Create a fun area for items. Especially for jackets and shoes, create a space that encourages guests to put their items there. Do something simple like plastic bins or check out the pictures below for some ideas!

 

  • Make it obvious. Clearly display to your guests where items belong especially trash, recycling, gifts and your toys. Place trash & recycling bins right in the middle of the party area. Create a clear area for gifts and mention that you will be opening them after guests leave.

 

  • Prepare your bathroom. Make sure you have extra toilet paper out in the open. Empty your trash cans and fill up your soap. Display your hand towel in the open and leave and extra one out on the counter.

 

  • Have a ready-to-go yard. By having an inviting yard, you can encourage guests to spend time outside. Leave a limited amount of toys outside to decrease the mess left behind. But include trash cans outside too!

 

  • Use simple crafts. When planning activities, keep crafts to a minimum. Try to avoid glitter, projects with scissors and anything else that can leave little pieces behind.

 

  • Leave a small amount of toys out. The less toys you leave out to be played with, the less clutter they will create!

 

  • Prepare healthy snacks. Don’t go crazy giving your guests foods that are high in sugar, this will only amp up the craziness. Provide fruit, vegetables, flavored rice cakes and other healthier foods for munching. Leave the cake for the end and send your guests off with their sugared up kids!

 

  • Enforce the rules. When guests arrive, make sure they have a clear vision of where stuff is and goes. Show them the lead by having yourself and your child properly clean up too

 

  • Expect some mess. Regardless of all your efforts, there will still be a mess. You can’t completely avoid trash left behind, toys laying around your house and other people forgetting their belongings.

 

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Check out Pinterest for some of these ideas: Organize Me! LLC

When you need help getting your home ready for a party, get in touch with Organize Me!

 

 

 

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